Upstart Theatre

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In a time in which media empires bombard us with spurious information and opinion, theatre has the opportunity to rediscover its historic role as a public space in which we can test and contest ideas about the world in which we live, as well as a place to celebrate our shared humanity.

UPSTART's mission is "to further the education of the public by developing and producing new works of theatre relating to contemporary issues".We seek to promote new plays which challenge, provoke and entertain their audience, which promote discussion and argument, and which stand as a challenge to more simplistic ways of viewing the world.

Our most recent production, LONDON CALLING, played at London's Theatre503 in March 2007. It brought together two plays - THE HIGH COST OF LIVING by Joanna Pinto and WATER SCULPTURES by Dawn King - exploring contemporary London life.

In 2006 we produced UNDISCOVERED, an evening of short plays by emerging writers, at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden Town;and THE 22ND JULY PROJECT, a piece of devised documentary theatre about the death of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell tube station in July 2005.

Our BRIEF CHRONICLES season of rehearsed readings, taking place at a variety of venues around London, allows new writers to test their work through an immediate and challenging encounter with a group of actors, a director, and an audience. Visit the Brief Chronicles page to find out how you can participate.

Connected mandy members:

Kerry Frater
2020, The Chorus Project, Self / Ensemble
Lucy Wild
Movement Director
2020, Beneath The City, MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Laura Betty Haynes
Creative Producer
2018, DARE Festival, Stage Manager
Shoreditch Town Hall
Maria Gurevich
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, DARE Festival, Stage Manager
Shoreditch Town Hall
Tom Colley
2017, The Last Ones, Alexander
Jermyn Street Theatre
Rachel Darwood
Stage Manager
2017, DARE Festival, Stage Manager
Shoreditch Town Hall
Sherry Coenen
Lighting Designer
2016, Phone Home, Lighting Designer
Shoreditch Town Hall
Hannah Sibai
Set Designer
2016, Phone Home, Designer
Shoreditch Town Hall
Claire Litton
Deputy Stage Manager
2016, Phone Home, Rehearsal Stage Manager on the Book
Christopher Silvester
Production Manager
2016, Phone Home, Production Manager
Oxford House & Shoreditich Townhall
Jo Walker
Sound Designer
2016, Phone Home, Qlab Programmer
Shoreditch Town Hall
2015, Othello, Bianca
2014, The School For Scandal, Lady Teazle
Verena Prandstaetter
Deputy Stage Manager
2014, Silent Planet, Stage Manager (on the Book)
Finborough Theatre
Petra Hjortsberg
Set Designer
2014, Silent Planet, Designer
The Finborough Theatre
Katie Villa
2014, Sellout, Daisy
Exeter Northcott
John Hoyland
2014, School for Scandal, Careless
Upstage Centre Youth Theatre, York
2013, The Ghost Train, Richard Winthrop
James Holmes
2013, Fallout, Frank
Jermyn Street Theatre
Lucie Howard
2011, The Museum Of Broken Relationships, Various
7 Dials Festival/Tristan Bates Theatre

Upstart Theatre Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

Upstart Theatre Co, Upstart Theatre Company