Assembleth Theatre (formerly Drake’s Drummers Theatre Company) are a new writing company based out of Plymouth. Having been formed in 2014, they have gone on to have success at several national and international festivals and produced theatre for a local and national stage.
We create shows for all ages, aiming to bring laughter to the heart of the theatre. Using traditional stimuli, from Homer to Shakespeare, we tell stories that are accessible to everyone and can travel anywhere. From village halls and traditional auditoriums to First World War diving platforms, we take our unique and fast paced comedy across the country to bring high quality stories to the centre of the community.
Assembleth have performed in local, regional and national tours. In 2019 the company were named Thrive Associates at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth.An integral aim of Assembleth Theatre is to normalise and celebrate disability within the performing arts for audiences. We’ve found from conversations with audiences that Cal Moffat (joint company founder), is often the first disabled actor that they’ve seen onstage, particularly in roles not specifically written for disabled actors, or one of the few. We’re proud to show them that disabled people have roles to fulfil in all parts of society, particularly the performing arts.
Plum is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has toured across the UK and Europe as an actor. Plum has a keen interest in Shakespeare and has extensive experience in workshop leading for children. He is a founder member of Assembleth and is Assembleth's producer
Cal studied at the University of Plymouth and has worked in outreach work with Balik Arts across the continent; as an actor he has toured the UK. He is a founding member of Assembleth and has been involved in every production the company have produced.
Adam is a writer and actor from Hitchen, Hertfordshire. He was one of the original founders of Assembleth and has worked with us on several projects. In 2016, Adam moved to Bristol to pursue other projects however he remains a key part of the Assembleth’ fabric and still comes to play from time to time.
Jack has worked with the company since 2014 as an actor, playing roles from Achilles to Titania. He specialises in physical comedy and theatre and his remarkably flexible skills are invaluable to Assembleth.
Nell is a director and performer hailing from the SW. After completing a theatre degree in NYC, she co-founded November Theatre: a transatlantic company that puts international writers in conversation with foreign environments. Her recent directing work includes How To Build A Wax Figure (VAULT Festival/Ed Fringe 2022), Milk First (NYT), and Fire (Harpy Productions). Her acting work spans theatre, short film and features in the US and UK.
Josephine has worked for Assembleth Theatre for four years and has loved every second - from playing Shakespeare to giving Juliet a TOWIE twist. Josephine trained in Musical Theatre and has brought a variety of accents, choreography and vocals to Assembleth performances. She’s toured the UK in many shows and started her own company-Josephine’s Stories-in 2020.