Thirst started out touring pubs and community centres around rural England, bringing theatre to areas with limited access to the arts. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of InnCrowd, Applause Rural Touring, Wildcard Foundation and Create Recovery.
Following the incredible reception of Thirst, Callum teamed up with Fake Escape and toured the show to theatres around the UK with the support of Arts Council England who fully funded the tour. After four performances at Vault Festival which garnered rave reviews, Callum was invited by Pleasance to be part of their Edinburgh Fringe 2023 programme - completing a 12-month journey for Thirst which grew from strength to strength. Read more about the show including the range of four and five star reviews below…
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 from actor and writer Callum Hughes (One Man Two Guvnors, Godspell) charts the true story of his 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...