'PAPER MUG THEATRE HAVE AN UNWAVERING 

PASSION AND DETERMINATION TO CREATE THE BEST THEATRE POSSIBLE.'

                                                                 - Theatre Weekly

Rory Thomas-howes

'Thomas-Howes' biting script has volumes of insight.'

- The Stage

Sebastian gardner

'Gardner is a truly gifted writer, and one you will want to keep an eye on if your interest is cutting-edge theatre.'

- Theatre Weekly

Josh tucker

'Tucker clearly understands the script and what this play is about, and allows his actors to have free rein whilst maintaining a steady build-up of tension.'

- Broadway World UK

Seb picked up multiple awards for his debut play 'I Lost My Virginity to Chopin's Nocturne in B-Flat Minor', including China Plate's pick for Pulse and The King's Head Stella Wilkie Award. After debuting with Pleasance at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, 'Chopin's Nocturne'  transferred to The Barn Theatre in Cirencester. After securing Arts Council Funding in 2020, Seb will be taking the show on a regional tour to multiple theatres including Oxford Playhouse, The Edge Theatre Manchester and The Phoenix Arts Centre.
Josh is an actor/musician who recently completed a UK tour of 'Drip: The Musical', a one-man show by Tom Wells and Matthew Robbins. Skilled in multiple creative disciplines, Josh produced both 'A Partnership' and 'I Lost My Virginity to Chopin's Nocturne in B-Flat Minor', before taking the reins as director of  'A Partnership'  at Edinburgh Fringe and Theatre 503, where it picked up multiple 4 and 5 star reviews.
 
Josh will be touring with 'A Partnership' on it's upcoming regional tour in the summer of
2021.
A queer Midlands-born actor/writer based in London with a bent on creating intimate stories for unheard minorities.
Rory's debut play 'A Partnership' debuted at Edinburgh Fringe with Guilded Balloon, where it picked up multiple 4 and 5 star reviews, a mention in 'The List's top 10 LGBTQ plays and a transfer to Theatre 503. In 2020, Rory received Arts Council funding
for a research and Development period of 'A Partnership', which has a summer
tour booked in 2021.
 
As a performer, Rory represented East 15 at the 2019 Sam Wannamaker Festival
at The Globe. 
In 2020, Seb received Arts Council Funding for his second show 'Steve and Tobias versus Death', which will be developed in collaboration with Superglue Assembly Line.