Drop It [DRAMATURG; in development]

A love song to teenage pop rock and all of the adolescent hobbies you’ve long since dropped. Featuring drum kits, connection and a little bit of chaos.

Shortlisted for the LET Award 2023.

VENUES INCLUDE: The Lowry & Lighthouse Poole [R&D]

Writer & Performer
Jodie Irvine
Composer & Musical Director Stefan Abingdon
Director Charlie Norburn
Dramaturg Clodagh Chapman
Poole R&D Cast Harry Irvine, Jasmine Earl, Marcus Wood & Stanton Wright 
Lowry R&D Cast Jack Hart, Radhika Aggarwal & Toby De Salis
Supporters The Lowry, REcreate Agency & Lighthouse Poole

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


It’s the year 2000 and my grandmother, dreaming of Wimbledon glory, is devastated by my lack of prowess.

Having been obsessed with this memory for twenty years now, with her trusty swingball set, Roma Havers attempts to serve a LOB. Egged on by locker room banter, a Victorian ghost for a doubles partner and a masked ball that just won’t go to plan, this dance and poetry show prioritises explores what it could mean to move as queer bodies in sporting spaces, even if you’ll never reach Centre Court.

VENUES INCLUDE: The MAC Belfast and Contact Theatre

“Joyful, communal and tender... and feels unpolished in the best way.” - I Love MCR
“Pairs meticulous poetic licence with delightfully offbeat movement to winning effect.” - Circles & Stalls

Manchester Wire’s Picks of October 2022
Circles & Stalls Top Nine Picks of 2022
Contact Theatre’s 50 Most Celebrated

Writer & Performer:
Roma Havers
Producer: Ali Wilson
Co-Directors: Christopher Brown & Clodagh Chapman
Movement Director: Christopher Brown
Dramaturg: Frankie Blaus
Composer: Donna Loman
Access Champion: Ruth O’Sullivan
Supporters: Contact Theatre, HOME Manchester, Outburst Arts, The Proud Trust

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.