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The Last Thursday Club (26/10/23)

The Bolds 

Wilton's Music Hall (18/01/24)


Callum trained at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Stephen F Austin State University, Texas and Goldsmith’s University of London. He has been making theatre as an actor, writer and musician for over a decade in a variety of genres including musical theatre, live/performance art, immersive theatre, site specific theatre, folk/story-telling, classical texts, film and television.

Callum was a long-time member of Bob Carlton's award-winning ensemble of actor-musicians where he performed in countless productions including Godspell, The Great Gatsby, As You Like It, Treasure Island and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Since then Callum has performed in UK No1 tours, at fringe festivals, in films and and commercials and regularly records audiobooks as a narrator.

Callum is also a writer and, with his writing partner David Shopland, has seen multiple musicals produced professionally since 2009 in a variety of venues in London, Texas, Aberdeen, Bristol and even the National Theatre of China. Shopland and Hughes' musical Living Out Loud was live-streamed to over 250,000 people in 2018. They have also written pop songs for former Only Men Aloud star Ross Leadbeater and were comissioned to write the official anthem for the 2017 BRICS conference.

Callum has also composed the music for more than 10 different productions including Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Fir Tree, Into Thin Air, Slasher, Drive Your Road and Furious: The Ballad of '72 to name a few.

The Bolds...

Callum is delighted to be joining the company of Julian Clary's Christmas hit at The Unicorn Theatre, London 


Sat 11 Nov – Sun 31 Dec

★★★★ ‘Sparkling… will delight youngsters and parents alike’ The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘An absolute delight’ The Times

★★★★ ‘A shining example of thoughtful theatre for kids’ Reviews Hub

Julian Clary’s adaptation of his best-selling book The Bolds returns this Christmas following huge critical success when it was first presented in 2021.

The Bolds are just like you and me. They live in an ordinary house on an ordinary street, and they love to laugh. But there’s one slight difference… they are hyenas!

How long can they keep their beastly secret under their hats? Join Mr and Mrs Bold and their twins Betty and Bobby as they navigate work, school and friends whilst trying to keep up their disguise.

Combining live music and songs by Julian Clary and Simon Wallace, The Bolds will have you laughing like a bunch of, well, hyenas, in a show which revels in the joy of being anything but ordinary.

Julian Clary’s series of children’s books is a Sunday Times best-seller having sold over half a million copies worldwide.

A Unicorn Production

Recent Projects


Jimi Hendrix. Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse. All sadly members of the infamous 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 as he takes you on a journey from a small Oxfordshire town to the bright lights of the Big Smoke as he attempts to discover who he is without looking through the bottom of the bottle.

Featuring music original and familiar, Thirst is both a love letter to sobriety and a celebration of all things alcoholic.

This debut solo show charts the true story of Callum's journey through addiction, recovery, sobriety and ultimately… acceptance.

Thirst is also a joyous and uproarious look at life, family, theatre, religion and most importantly, the positivity of the pub.

So pull up a barstool, order Callum a 0% lager and listen to his incredible story...

Callum was an improvissatory pianist for award-winning physical theatre-maker 
Dafne Louzioti in their piece It‘s Up to Met

The Canterville Ghost

Callum has just finished a tour with Tall Stories Award-nominated show, The Canterville Ghost.  

The show toured to Newcastle, Bury St Edmunds, Leeds, Bristol and Winchester as well as completing a four-week run at London's prestigious Southwark Playhouse

Callum was the musicall director for There’s a City in My Mind by Steven Dykes At Rose Bruford College - featuring the music of David Byrne and Talking Heads… 

Once Upon a Time in Frickley...

You can soon see Callum playing the murderous cowboy Louis Nickletooth in new Amazon series, Once upon a time in Frickley, produced by Noisy Red Cinema. 

Callum wrote and performed two pieces in response to the concept of accelerationism, Fast and Slow and Slower, Slower…