We believe that theatre is a tool to kick-start conversations about the world we live in. We bring people together to take part in acts of shared storytelling, where the world onstage offers us new ways of thinking about the world off it. The relationship between theatre, politics and dialogue is at the heart of what we do.
IS CULTURE BAD FOR YOU?
In the latest episode of our podcast we talk to Dr David O'Brien about Panic! It's an Arts Emergency, a ground-breaking study into inequality and taste in the arts in the UK.
Vault Festival, 7-9 February 2020
The year is 2119 and the Republic of Mars is finally free. As the leaders of the revolution, the future of the planet is now in your hands. Will it become a land of peace and freedom, or a war-torn wasteland?
THE ANDOVER SPACE PROGRAMME
We are connecting Andover with ‘the bigger picture’ and give the whole of Andover an opportunity to experience a universe of hope and possibility.
Our attempt to try and make sense of the government's new immigration bill.
BENEATH THE CITY
Birmingham REP, 16-18 January 2020
Shey’s brother William died in prison, and no-one will tell her the truth about how. Aided by the ancient spirits of revenge, the terrifying Furies, she takes on the people and the systems responsible for her brother’s death. As she seeks justice, she must decide how far up the chain of command guilt lies, and how to challenge power to end a cycle of violence.
THE SOCIAL ISOLATION PUB QUIZ
Upstart brings you an online pub quiz! Every Tuesday at 7:30pm during the period of social isolation lockdown.
In this episode, recorded live at DARE Festival 2019, Tom talks to Dr David O’Brien about Panic! It’s an Arts Emergency, a ground-breaking study into inequality and taste in the arts in the UK. Read Panic: It’s an Arts Emergency. Find out more about Dave’s co-authored book Culture Is Bad For You. Follow Dave O’Brien on Twitter.
Beneath the City Production Photos by Ali Wright DESIGN TEAM Astrid BehrensDesigner Claire BrowneAssociate Designer Sherry CoenenLighting Designer Find out more about Beneath the City
We’re delighted to share with you our evaluation report for DARE Festival 2019! We’re really looking forward to bringing you an even more exciting lineup of new performance in October 2020 – in the meantime, happy reading.