Joel Horwood's play Stoopud Fucken Animals is a black comedy with songs set in the 'Wild East of England', about dark family secrets, the threat of violence and the search for identity. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 1 August 2007 in a production by loose collective.
The play's action opens in Suffolk, the 'Wild East of England'. Charlie sells bull semen for a living, while Dim, his twin brother, is the oldest paperboy in the village. Meanwhile, Lefty is playing his Last Legs Tour of the pubs. When a dark family secret is unearthed, Charlie and Dim's lives collapse around them and an old fashioned showdown is on the horizon.
The premiere production was directed by Kate Budgen and designed by Becky Hurst, with music by Arthur Darvill. It was performed by Robert Goodale (as Lefty), Carl Prekopp (as Charlie), Joseph Arkley (as Dim), Wendy Nottingham and Nicola Harrison.