Local actor Matthew Bromwich returns to Bath this summer with new theatre company to make directorial debut with Stephen MacDonald’s Not About Heroes at The Mission Theatre.
Before moving to Liverpool to study at drama school, Matthew attended Wellsway School in Keynsham and was involved with many local companies, including Keynsham Youth Theatre, Zenith Youth Theatre Company, Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society and Mission Theatre residents, Next Stage Theatre Company.
With one year left of a three year acting degree course at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Matthew has set up a new company, Threedumb Theatre, with two colleagues at LIPA. Their first venture is World War 1 play, Not About Heroes, directed by Matthew, which the company is taking on tour in July to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. This follows a sell-out preview at LIPA on Remembrance Day 2015.
Told by means of real diary entries, letters and poems, Not About Heroes paints a vivid picture of the Great War, following the friendship between two of the War’s finest poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, played by Stephen Smith and Duncan Riches.
Not About Heroes is at The Mission Theatre, Bath from Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now at Bath Box Office – to book tickets, visit www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
For information on the company and other venues for the tour, visit www.threedumbtheatre.com
The tour is officially in support of the Royal British Legion and volunteers will be taking donations for the Poppy Appeal on performance days.