About Us

New Old Friends create theatre with a desire to entertain the largest audience possible.

The company is run by Feargus Woods Dunlop & Heather Westwell. Feargus founded New Old Friends in 2008 after graduating from Bretton Hall, and Heather joined after meeting Feargus following the company's debut show, Mate. Together they have built New Old Friends into a national touring presence producing reliable, engaging, accessible shows that make people laugh. Heather & Feargus love to work with new people from all areas of theatre, and have made many new old friends of their own through the company. They got married in 2012.

The Falcon's Malteser

Falcons man&woman 500x500pxNew Old Friends in partnership with Theatre Royal Bath’s Egg, Newbury Corn Exchange, the Natural Theatre Company and Walker Books present: The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz, adapted for the stage by New Old Friends

A hilarious family film noir pastiche following the adventures of the hopelessly inept private detective Tim Diamond and his sharp witted brother Nick. The plot sees the Diamond Brothers Detective agency on a thrilling case to discover just what is so important about those titular Maltesers.

It features slapstick, comedy songs and a cast of four playing 20 brilliant characters like: The Fat Man (who has lost a lot of weight), Gott & Himmell, Lauren Barcardi, Beatrice von Falkenberg and Betty Cleaner.

The production enjoyed a sell-out national tour in 2014 and was one of the hits of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, playing to over 4,500 people with multiple sell-out houses in the prestigious Pleasance Forth venue and achieving great critical acclaim. The show is currently on the road again nationally playing up and down the country throughout October & November. (List of tour dates here)

Previous Shows

This website is still developing, information about past shows will follow soon.


If you have seen our show and would like to let us know what you think, have an idea for our next show, are looking to get involved or for want to talk to us in any way. We'd love to hear from you.