News: Neo-noir thriller Chummy darkens the White Bear Theatre

News: Neo-noir thriller Chummy darkens the White Bear Theatre

Tackling another genre-piece, Encompass Productions are producing BAFTA Winner John Foster’s neo-noir Chummy in its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre.

A dark and cinematic thriller, Chummy promises to be a twisted theatrical experience about private investigator Jackie Striker and her hunt for a mysterious serial killer. Paid by Chummy to stop him murdering, Jackie faces the consequences of counselling a killer on a journey that pushes her to her very limits. Writer John Foster commented:

“I am very pleased and excited that Encompass is producing Chummy, a noir thriller for the stage. Encompass has always been adventurous in their productions with an interest in genre, cross-genre and cinematic ideas as well as theatrical innovation. Chummy puts the tropes of noir on stage where the power of theatre intensifies the experience of the hardboiled mean streets narrative.”

Director Alice Kornitzer brings a cinematic feel to the psychological piece, nodding strongly to the neo-noir genre rarely seen on stage for a unique exploration of this psychological thriller. Artistic Director of Encompass Productions, Jonathan Woodhouse, said:

“We’re thrilled to tackle the challenge of bringing a screen genre to the stage once again. It’s been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with John on Chummy and we look forward to returning to the wonderfully refurbished White Bear Theatre, a staple of new writing here in London”.


Chummy  plays the White Bear Theatre until 10 June. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.