Boff Whalley

Boff Whalley was born in Lancashire, where he worked as a postman and supermarket shelf-stacker before starting a band with friends in the Thatcher era. After 25 years of recording and touring with Chumbawamba (co-writing their hit song ‘Tubthumping’), Boff started to write – he has written several touring plays for Red Ladder Theatre and has written large-scale musicals with residents of two East Leeds estates, performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse. He is working at the moment with Cardboard Citizens Theatre, the Welsh National Opera, and with Edinburgh Fringe winner Daniel Bye on a show about running