By Hugo Timbrell


Grace Dickson Productions

Supported by Arts Council England, New Diorama Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Stanley Arts

“A complete comic delight”
Boyz Magazine

“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.

Project History

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

Credit: Erica Belton

Photography Lidia Crisafulli