Drake’s Drummers are a new writing, comedy theatre company based out of Plymouth, UK. Having formed in 2014, the company has gone on to have success at several national and international festivals. We have toured the UK, producing theatre for a local and national stage.
We create shows for all ages, aiming to bring laughter to the heart of the theatre. We use traditional stimuli, from Homer to Shakespeare, to tell stories that are accessible to everyone and can travel anywhere. From village halls and traditional auditoriums to first world war diving platforms, we take our unique and fast paced comedy across the country to bring high quality stories to the centre of the community.
We also run the Plymouth Waterfront Theatre Festival, where artists from across Devon and Cornwall (and sometimes even further!) bring theatre, music, poetry or workshops to the Lion’s Den Swimming Platform on the Hoe Foreshore. A grade II listed building, the Lion’s Den is a beautiful spot overlooking the Sound and is probably the only venue in the country where a lifeguard is present at all times, just in case!
Pelham ‘Plum’ Grosvenor-Stevenson.
Plum is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has toured across the UK and Europe as an actor. Plum has a keen interest in Shakespeare and has extensive experience in workshop leading for children. He is a founder member of Drake’s Drummers and is Drake’s Drummers producer
Cal studied at the University of Plymouth and has worked in outreach work with Balik Arts across the continent; as an actor he has toured the UK. He is a founding member of Drake’s Drummers and has been involved in every production the company have produced.
Adam is a writer and actor from Hitchen, Hertfordshire. He was one of the original founders of Drake’s Drummers and has worked with us on several projects. In 2016, Adam moved to Bristol to pursue other projects however he remains a key part of the Drummers’ fabric and still comes to play from time to time.
Jack has worked with the company since 2014 as an actor, playing roles from Achilles to Titania. He specialises in physical comedy and theatre and his remarkably flexible skills are invaluable to Drake’s Drummers.
Owen trained as part of the Actors Wheel, Marjon University. He has worked on several pieces with Drake’s Drummers as well as for the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth and has toured the UK and Greece.
Tassos is a writer, actor and director from Andros, Greece. He has worked with the Drummers in various capacities. Tassos runs the Thespis Project and is a board member of The Underground Theatre.