“I don’t have a drink problem. Drink has a me problem”
– Craig Ferguson.
Everyone has heard of the 27 Club. In July 2018, two months shy of his 28th birthday, Callum Hughes was nearly added to that list.
Join the acclaimed writer and performer on a journey from a small Oxfordshire town to deep in the heart of Texas as he attempts to discover who he is without looking through the bottom of the bottle.
Intertwining storytelling and song, Thirst is both a love letter to sobriety and a celebration of all things alcoholic; exploring life, family, theatre, religion and most importantly the positivity of the pub and how creating a community under the roof of your nearest watering hole doesn’t have to involve alcohol.
So pull up a barstool, order Callum a 0% lager and listen to his incredible story.
Callum Patrick Hughes is an actor, writer and facilitator. A graduate from Rose Bruford College (BA) and Goldsmiths University (MA), Callum worked extensively at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch in one of the nation's last repertory theatres, before touring the world in Return To The Forbidden Planet, delighting in the iconic One Man Two Guvnors and taking the reigns as Musical Director for the multi award winning sellout juggernaut NewsRevue. THIRST marks Callum's first solo show.
Fake Escape is an award winning international theatre company founded in 2013, and has produced work from Edinburgh Fringe to Paris. Most recently Fake Escape produced the WhatsOnStage and double Offie Award nominated Saving Britney, which reopened the Old Red Lion Theatre before touring the UK and transferring to New York where it played Off Broadway for 4 weeks.
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Callum Patrick Hughes is hilarious" - PleaseMindTheBlog
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Gives a masterclass in comic character acting" - LondonTheatre1
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Hughes dazzles us" - TheatricEllie
(All for The Canterville Ghost)
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Performer: CALLUM PATRICK HUGHES
Co-Director: DAVID SHOPLAND
Co-Director: ROANN HASSANI MCCLOSKEY
Producer: FAKE ESCAPE