Cush Jumbo

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Fred's Diner

Role Melissa
Director Tim Hoare
Chichester Festival Theatre
Penelope Skinner's darkly comic thriller, which played at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2012, is set in Fred’s American Diner on a busy English motorway, where people dream of better lives over their runny eggs and mugs of luke-warm tea.

Cush plays Fred's friendly waitress Meliss, who'll greet you with a smile – but scratch the diner's surface and you'll discover a dark secret hidden beneath.
Fred's Diner

Outstanding contribution by Jumbo Clare Brennan
The Guardian

The performances by Cush Jumbo as Melissa, Tracey Wilkinson as Heather and Olivia Poulet as Chloe are equally sparkly.

Jane Shilling
The Telegraph

Cush Jumbo does justice to the depth of Melissa's dilemma

Nicholas Hamilton
The Stage

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