By Hugo Timbrell
Grace Dickson Productions
Supported by Arts Council England, New Diorama Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Stanley Arts
“A complete comic delight”
“Have you ever thought about how incongruous Country & Western is with Croydon?”
“Country & Western knows no borders, my friend”
Conor is a gay 17 year old lifeguard, trapped in the suffocating suburbia of Croydon. But the opportunity to prove himself to the world is finally here – through the local talent show, Croydon People’s Day. His friends Zainab and Michael aren’t convinced. Will his all-singing, all-dancing Country & Western tribute act be enough to get them onside and bring it home?
From Bruntwood Prize-longlisted writer Hugo Timbrell and director Nikhil Vyas comes a thrilling, joyous new comedy about friendship, glory, Shania Twain and what happens when you embrace your weird side.
One of many shows cancelled by VAULT Festival 2022, My Life As A Cowboy was re-programmed by the Park Theatre as part of their Come What May Festival in their Park90 space. The show enjoyed five performances to over 350 people.
Creative Team & Cast
Writer Hugo Timbrell
Director Nikhil Vyas
Designer Grace Venning
Sound Designer Nick Gilbert
Lighting Designer Stacey Nurse
Movement Director Laurie Ogden
Producer Grace Dickson
Technical Stage Manager & Assistant Producer Jake Morry
Cast David Angland, Sara Faraj, Tom Taplin
Photography Lidia Crisafulli