New stage show about love, loss and a turtle called Thelma comes to the Tom Thumb Theatre

The Terribly Disappointing Mr Pummel

A new stage show currently on tour in the South East and Midlands, will be performed at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Cliftonville this weekend.

The Terribly Disappointing Mr Pummel is a show with a cast of two, a secluded beach on a Greek island and a story that spans 20 years.

Expect to find out about love, loss and a turtle called Thelma is the moving, but comic, production.

The show is the work of Touted Folly theatre, written by Floyd Toulet and directed by Jan Drew.

It stars Jimmy Dean as Mr Pummel and Caroline Emes as Mrs Boone.

This is Jimmy’s first role in a professional production. A passionate supporter of West Ham United, Jimmy compares the experience of live performance to that of playing football; a real team effort.

Caroline studied drama and theatre in Ramsgate between 1985 and 1987 where she successfully performed lead roles in a number of productions including Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milkwood’ and Eugene Ionesco’s ‘The Bald Primadonna’. Recent work includes make-up for and performances in a variety of projects including V&A accredited KNOCK KNOCK and productions by the Hare & Hounds Players.

Floyd worked for 20 years as a freelance copywriter before turning his hand to writing for the stage, He has worked in press, television and radio, online magazines and digital forums. His recent theatre work includes SNARED and KNOCK KNOCK.

Jan’s previous experience is as a singer, performer and technical ‘doer’ and she is now debuting as a director with this show.

The Terribly Disappointing Mr Pummel is on stage at the Tom Thumb on Saturday (July 20) at 2.30pm and  7:30pm.

Tickets are £10 / £7.50 concessions

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