A Pentabus and ThickSkin production
Two brothers on a beach need to figure out what to do with their dad – but the sea has other ideas. Mark and Tiny walk the shore of Seaton Carew in the North East. Their dad is dying, and their town is crumbling. Family rifts and political divides try to pull them apart, while a figure made of driftwood stalks the shore at night.
Pentabus and ThickSkin are two of the UK’s most prominent theatre companies. Joining forces to present Driftwood, a new play by Bruntwood Prize Winner, Tim Foley (Electric Rosary).
Directed by a stellar team, Elle While (The Globe’s Hamlet, West End revival The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Neil Bettles (Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning), this intoxicating and mystical new play delivers a distinctive physical and cinematic production not to be missed.
Touring 12 October – 19 November 2023. Scroll down to book tickets now.
“Startling and audacious… it’s thrilling to see a new play of such ambition and ingenuity” ★★★★ Guardian on Tim Foley’s Electric Rosary
“portrays its characters’ inner thoughts and progressions so well, and with such empathy, we could all learn from it.” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub on Pentabus’ One Of Them Ones
“…an almost epic quality.” ★★★★ The Guardian on Pentabus’ The Silence and The Noise
Production photography by Andrew Billington
Video and Creative Captions Designer
Ludlow Assembly Rooms 12 – 13 October
Glentworth Village Hall (Live & Local) 18 October
Call to book: 07739 587134 | [email protected]
Misson Community Centre (Live & Local) 19 October
Call to book: : 07885 576274
Theatre at FSC, Tideswell (Live & Local) 20 October
Call to book: 07973 963525
Morton Village Hall (Live & Local) 21 October
Call to book: 07552 729227
West Deeping Village Hall (Live & Local) 22 October
Call to book: 01778 380197
HCA – Hereford College of Arts 24 October
Theatre Severn 25 October
Theatr Brycheiniog 27 October
Quatt Village Hall 28 October
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool 1 November
Marsden Mechanics, Huddersfield 2 November
Whittingham Memorial Institute (Highlights) 4 November
Ellingham Village Hall (Highlights) 5 November
Northern Stage, Newcastle 9 – 10 November
Appleby Public Hall (Highlights) 11 November
The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University 14 November