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Formed in 1981 by writer/ director Chris Ward, Wet Paint Theatre Company has toured Holland, Germany and the USA to much critical acclaim; ‘bring(ing) anarchy once more into the theatre’ (Jamming Magazine). Wet Paint is characterised by its mixture of professionally trained actors, rock musicians and non- professional artistes; among the performers who have worked with the company are Richard Jobson, Beki Bondage, Siobhan Fahey and Jenny Runacre.



Chris has been championed by Time Out as one of the leading revolutionary playwrights of the punk generation. His writing, described as ‘energetic, humorous, and rich’ by The Independent, has led him to collaborative works with such filmmakers as Mark Reichert and Derek Jarman. His play, Love’s a Revolution, was the basis of Julien Temple’s 1999 film, Vigo. Chris has also written and directed a short film 'What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor' on the life of notorious artist and model Nina Hamnett set in 1930's Soho.