“There is clearly lots of talent in the young Up In Arms theatre group” (Whatsonstage.com)
Up In Arms was founded by director Alice Hamilton and playwright Barney Norris, who grew up making theatre together in Wiltshire. The company has presented award-winning work to thousands of people across the UK. We develop and tour new plays about people and the places they’re from with the support of theatres across the country.
Our work is built around a permanent ensemble of like-minded theatremakers, who you can find out more about elsewhere on this website (see People). Our plays grow out of workshops and conversations over years, and through our Participation programme we work with hundreds of people each year, encouraging them to engage creatively with their lives through making theatre and growing plays out of the stories we hear.
Productions include: AT FIRST SIGHT by Barney Norris (Oxford, Salisbury, London, Latitude Festival, 2011); WINTERREISE by Schubert (London, 2011); FEAR OF MUSIC by Barney Norris (London, York, Hull, South Shields, Middlesbrough, Ipswich, Oxford, Salisbury, Maidenhead, Andover, 2012-13).
“Critically acclaimed production company Up In Arms” (British Theatre Guide)