Direction for Up in Arms includes Eventide (Arcola and tour, nominated for the Offie for Best Director, 2015), Visitors (Arcola, Bush Theatre and tour, nominated for the Offie Award for Best Director, 2014), Fear of Music (tour with Out of Joint) and At First Sight (tour and Latitude Festival). Other work includes Orson's Shadow (Southwark Playhouse), Belarus (Arcola for the Miniaturists), Extinct and Starcrossed (Bush for Courting Drama) and The Kingdom of Me (Park Theatre for Hatch). As Staff Director: Man And Superman (National Theatre).
Barney won the Critics' Circle Award and the Offwestend Award for Most Promising Playwright for Visitors. His latest play Eventide has been nominated for five Offies. His short plays, collected as What You Wish For In Youth, are published by Oberon. His book To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, is published by Seren, and his first novel, Five Rivers Met On A Wooded Plain, will be published in spring 2016. He is the Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College, Oxford and was named by the Evening Standard as one of the 1000 Most Influential Londoners in 2015.
Chloe is the Project Manager for the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice and producer of Mouths of Lions. She was previously Project Manager at Complicite, and has produced work for Southwark Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse, BAC, Wilderness Festival, Secret Garden Party, Shunt Vaults and Liverpool's City of Culture Festival.
Charlie has worked around the UK and across the world at venues including Sydney Opera House and the Barbican as a stage manager for Tall Stories, Complicite, The Wrong Crowd, House, Arcola, Southwark Playhouse, The Point in Eastleigh, Trafalgar Studios and many others. For Up In Arms she has stage managed Fear Of Music, Visitors and Eventide.
Up In Arms is a multi award-winning touring theatre company from the south west of England. The company was founded in 2008 by Alice Hamilton and Barney Norris, who began working together as teenagers in their local youth theatre. Producer Chloe Courtney and company stage manager Charlie Young came on board in 2012, and we have been telling stories together ever since. We have performed above pubs, in classrooms, hospices, woods and village halls, and in many of the UK's leading theatres.
Lauren Clancy, Iain Gillie, Peter Lawlor, John McGrath, Frances Macadam, Peter Tyas, Lucy Williams