Written by Bea Roberts

SCOOP is an original comedy musical by Bea Roberts, featuring Ackerley Addaneye; Don Juan of the Tamar Valley.


In the heady 1970s Ackerley Addaneye and his trusty ice cream van ruled the Devonshire coasts, breaking hearts from Bovey Tracey to Polperro. Thirty years later, Ackerley must face old flames, old rivals, an arthritic pelvis and a freezer containing a small, confused Mariachi player. Featuring a large scoop of anarchy, a sprinkle of puppetry and a good squeeze of disco, a gaudy and gorgeous breakneck romantic comedy oozing out from the village of Bumpton Brompney via Rio and back again.


Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich and Dockland International Festival, Watford Imagine Festival, Latitude Festival and Leeds Festival.
Co-produced by Lyric Hammersmith and Pins and Needles Productions
Directed by Emma Earle
Composed by Rowan Earle
Producer Lee Rayner