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By Encompass Productions, Jun 1 2017 08:39PM

Chummy by John Foster has been nominated for FOUR Off West End Awards! Currently playing at the White Bear Theatre, the production has been recognised for achievements in the following categories:

Best New Play - John Foster

Best Director - Alice Kornitzer

Best Male - Calum Speed as 'Chummy'

Best Set Designer - Michael Leopold

We're very humbled by our nominations - thank you to all who have supported the show so far! If you haven't seen it, we're playing until 10 June and you can get tickets right here. We've also received some great reviews:

★★★★ 'An enthralling and chilling tale of murder, misery and inner demons.' - LondonTheatre1

★★★★ 'Psychological food for thought.' - Breaking The Fourth Wall

‘Provocative and edgy. A sleek and polished production.’ - London Pub Theatres

‘Charismatic and inventive.’ - The Reviews Hub

Need another reason? Our brand new trailer should tempt you:

By Encompass Productions, May 23 2017 05:25PM


How do you counsel someone who wants to kill?

Chummy explores the mind of a serial killer in the moments before his first murder. Desperate to control himself, the mysterious psychopath known only as 'Chummy' pleads with private investigator Jackie Straker to keep his mind from succumbing to its strongest, most evil desire. With nowhere else to turn in fear of getting locked up for his thoughts, Chummy becomes desperate for someone, anyone to stop him killing.

This gripping psychological thriller by BAFTA award-winning writer John Foster (Letters from a Killer, BBC's Omnibus), explores the mind of a serial killer desperate to subdue his impulses without risking his life. With nowhere to turn, this neo-noir is a thrilling story of addiction, obsession and the lack of support that drives people to act on their most secret desires.

Press for Encompass Productions:

★★★★★ ‘A talented pool of writers, directors and actors.'


★★★★★ ‘Theatre, to the point.’

West End Wilma

★★★★★ ‘Brilliant, innovative. Extraordinary new talent.’

London Unattached

★★★★★ EdFringe ★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic ★★★★ Official Theatre ★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ Theatre Bubble ★★★★ The Upcoming ★★★★ Female Arts

Directed by Alice Kornitzer

Written by John Foster

Designed by Michael Leopold

Music & Sound by Alex Burnett

Lighting by Owen Pritchard Smith


Jackie Straker - Megan Pemberton

Chummy - Calum Speed

Lucy Edwards / Karen Armitage - Jessica Tomlinson


23 May – 10 June 2017


23 - 25 May

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm

Sundays @ 4pm

Sat matinees @ 3pm (not 27 May)


138 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4DJ

Nearest station:

Kennington – Northern Line

(2 min walk)

Tickets: £15 Concessions: £13

Tickets also available via:




By Encompass Productions, Jan 2 2017 12:31PM

London's best reviewed new writing night returns to the West End with 6 plays focusing on 'new beginnings.' Like drama? Comedy? Everything in between? We've got something for everyone! Get an earlybird discount by using the promo 'BEEARLY' here: bit.ly/YPLANBE

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