Upstart’s previous productions include:
UK tour and New York run of the thrilling black comedy following one man’s journey through the financial crisis, written by Nicholas Pierpan and directed by Matthew Dunster, performed by Felix Scott. “Felix Scott is fantastic” Londonist
An interactive thriller casting audiences as agents of The Syndicate, a shadowy multinational organisation. The Agents are protagonists in their own drama as they face a devastating moral dilemma. “Really unique…a brilliant production” Tales from Bradistan
A one-off installation as part of the Tristan Bates Theatre’s Midnight Matinee, exploring the things we’ve cared for that we miss the most.
An installation for the Tristan Bates Theatre’s Midnight Matinee, in which Upstart created a series of installations based on the public’s answers to a single question.
A new play by Steven Lally exploring the media reaction to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell underground station in 2009. “Essential viewing for anyone who cares about the future of our newspapers” **** Time Out
A season of specially commissioned work at Theatre503, where Upstart asked theatremakers to create new work responding to the date the work is performed.
Act/React 4: The Meaning of Leaning (Theatre503, 2008)
Small Change Theatre on the anniversary of the re-stabilisation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Act/React 2: Stamped 27th October (Theatre503, 2008)
Lydia Ziemke and the group that became The Ruby Dolls on World War 2, the Mitfords, and East Germany.
Act/React 1: The Focus Group (Theatre503, 2008)
Gemma Llewellyn and company on the birth of British television advertising.
A double-bill of two plays by Dawn King, bringing together our production of Water Sculptures (previously seen at Theatre503 as part of “London Calling”, alongside Joanna Pinto’s The High Cost of Living) and at the English Theatre of Bruges, with a new production of ZOO directed by Jessica Beck.
Undiscovered (Etcetera Theatre, 2006)
An evening of short plays by Alison Carr, Dawn King, and Steven Lally.
Meat (Smirnoff Underbelly, 2005)
The critically-acclaimed European premiere of Ethan Lipton’s dark comedy about animals struggling to survive in an American city. “Deliciously dark and painfully pleasurable” (Fest Magazine), “This is an unfairly talented ensemble” (EdinburghGuide.com)
Gardening Leave (Union Theatre & Norden Farm, 2005)
New play by Joanna Pinto in which an asylum seeker and a sacked City worker find a strange kind of contentment in a roof garden.
Other Edens (Etcetera Theatre, 2004)
An evening of new short plays by Steven Lally, Andrew Taylor and Jack Thorne.