The Brexit Club

(Midge & Rosie Mullin)

A Tale of intolerance, alienation and Findus Crispy Pancakes!

After their recent nomination as finalists in the Devon Performance Awards, Substance & Shadow Theatre return in Feb 2017 with The Brexit Club.

It’s the 23rd June 2016 – the day of the Euro Referendum and just an ordinary lunchtime in the works canteen for cousins Len Silver, Melvyn Gould and their workmates, but beneath their love of haute cuisine and jovial banter there’s trouble brewing. Sid’s Vishnu’s lentil Dahl and Don Beattie’s bangers and mash are emblems of a nation divided!

Family bonds and friendships are polarised by politics, but in the cold light of the referendum hangover, whether leave or remain – will lunchtimes ever be the same again? Is Brexit really the best thing since sliced bread, will cousins Len and Melvyn manage to bridge the great divide, or will they be left crying over spilt milk?

Substance and Shadow Theatre present a black comedy that will have you chewing over the remains of the great Brexit debate and deciding between a full English or a continental!

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Pictures by Benjamin Akira Tallamy

“The chemistry between the pair (Nathan Simpson and Midge Mullin) make for the perfect comedy duo and their outstanding characterisation must be applauded.
The Reviews Hub

“It is so much harder to play to a small, very close audience with a sparse set and very few props, but Substance and Shadow make it look easy.”Phonic FM

“I eagerly await Substance and Shadow Theatre’s next endeavour, having immensely enjoyed all I have seen so far. I believe that Substance and Shadow Theatre make a valuable contribution to the arts scene in the city.”Exeposé Online

Len Silver – Nathan Simpson
Melvyn Gould – Midge Mullin
Don Beattie – Midge Mullin
Sid Vishnu – Nathan Simpson

Directed by Rosie Mullin
Sound – Samantha Taylor

Additional Voices:
Julie Blackbird – Rosie Mullin
Archie the Scottish Terrier – Midge Mullin
Clayton Lion – Midge Mullin

Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ 


Tel No: 01392 277189

Fri 3rd Feb – 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm

Tickets: £8.00 – online or on the door

Barnfield Road, Exeter EX1 1SN


Tel No: 01392 271808

Mon 6th & Thurs 9th Feb – 7.30 pm

Tickets: £8.00 – online or on the door


St Disens Church Hall : Church lane, Bradninch, Devon, EX5 4NS

Fri 17th Feb – 8.00 pm

Tickets: £7.00

Reservations and tickets in advance from Simon Tytherleigh on 01392 881825 or 07743 496740

St Peter Street, Tiverton EX16 6NU


Tel No: 01884 257136

Sat 18th Feb – 7.00 pm

Tickets: £8.00 – Busy Bee – 25 Fore Street, Tiverton EX16 6LZ

Or on the door

Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF


Tel No: 01823 337477

Dates: Wed 15th March – 7.30 pm

Tickets: £8.00