This was Sheffield in 96/97. Though we do have mutual acquaintances from back home around Cambridge (he was really close friends with a classmate of my sister’s. A song my first band did was about his friend - keyboards was infatuated with her, anyway)
I wasn’t really in the theatre scene, though my housemate was and he wrote a play (a farce called Benson’s Last I think) with Tim in the lead role. He persuaded me to audition and cast me in another role. It was only six (?) of us and we did lots of theatrey stuff together like pratting about in Scarborough for the day and doing improv sessions. Was fun. Haven’t seen him for donkeys years though.
Also at the play after party I pretended to be very drunk to avoid the attentions of a woman who was really cute but I was in long term LDR and had a brain meltdown on how to deal with it. She was Tim’s cousin (or cousin’s friend)
A lot of this is hazy but I think.that covers it