Past Productions

Production shot for DrummerRay was stitched up and now he’s out of jail, he’s out to settle the score. Whatever it takes. In this darkly comic story of burglary, double-dealing and brotherly hate, there is no honour among thieves.

Informed by his own experience, Simon Bennett’s play concerns the crisis in the life of a recently released house-breaker. Authentic, vivid and brutally funny, Drummers pushes family loyalty to dangerous limits and makes for compulsive viewing.

Drummers was presented by Out of Joint in association with Karl Sydow, ATG, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Mercury Theatre, Colchester.


‘Has the unmistakable and satisfying tang of lived experience…a horribly entertaining play’
-Daily Telegraph

‘Acted with sharp, shining brilliance’ 

‘Beautiful production…rivetingly illuminates a closed world’ 
-Evening Standard


Cast: Callum Dixon, Ewan Hooper, Maggie McCarthy, Paul Ritter, Peter Sullivan.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Nathalie Gibbs
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: John Harris


4 – 7 August 1999
Cambridge Arts Theatre

12-29 August 1999
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

1 September – 9 October 1999
New Ambassadors Theatre, London

13 – 16 1999
Mercury Theatre, Colchester

19 – 23 October 1999
Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

2 – 6 November 1999
The Drum, Plymouth Theatre Royal

9 – 13 November 1999
Oxford Playhouse

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