Alice is a theatre director. Her productions for Up in Arms include Visitors (Arcola and tour), Fear of Music (tour with Out of Joint) and At First Sight (tour and Latitude Festival). Short plays include Belarus (Arcola for the Miniaturists), Extinct and Starcrossed (Bush for Courting Drama) and The Kingdom of Me (Park Theatre for Hatch). She has recently been working as assistant to Simon Godwin on a national tour of Regeneration. [email protected].
Barney is a writer. His plays are Visitors, Fear Of Music and At First Sight. His first pamphlet of poems, Falling, has just been published, and his first book, To Bodies Gone: The Theatre of Peter Gill, is published by Seren. His theatre writing is represented by Judy Daish Associates and his fiction writing is represented by Peters, Fraser and Dunlop. [email protected].
Ashleigh is also the Resident Producer at Oxford Playhouse, and has previously worked with the Invisible College and Out of Joint. [email protected].
Recent stage management credits include Visitors and Fear Of Music (Up In Arms), Between Us (Arcola), Barbican Bites (Barbican), Blind (Paper Birds), Amazon Beaming workshop (Complicite), Pinocchio (Berry Theatre), Hag and The Girl With The Iron Claws (The Wrong Crowd), Emily Brown and the Thing, The Snail and the Whale and The Snow Dragon (Tall Stories). [email protected].
Jake has been working with Up In Arms since 2008. He is currently in charge of the website and mailing list. In his spare time, Jake is a Research Economist. [email protected].
In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors is a sharply funny love story that takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.
Packed with beautiful observation and outrageously good jokes, Fear Of Music is a brilliant burst of a play in which two boys with starkly different futures, surrounded by mixtapes, guitars and ambitions, discover how easy it is to get lost in a country that doesn’t look after its own.
Two young people meet and spend a New Year together in Salzburg. Holly is there on holiday with her parents; Jack plays piano in the hotel bar. In this award-winning one act play, their story is told through a collage of exchange and recollection.