Blood Wedding

Retold by Barney Norris
Wiltshire Creative
Feb 6th – 22nd 2020

Needletail

Up In Arms presents NEEDLETAIL a short film directed by Alice Hamilton and written by Barney Norris A poignant not-quite-love story about three birdwatchers who cross the country in search of something extraordinary. After two years of planning and fundraising, we shot NEEDLETAIL, our first short film, over two days in the summer of 2018….

In Lipstick

Up In Arms, the Pleasance Theatre and Ellie Keel present IN LIPSTICK by Annie Jenkins Maud, a woman on the run from damage buried in her past, has sheltered Cynthia from the wildness of the world for the last few years. Cynthia loves Maud, and Maud loves Cynthia, but now she’s starting to suffocate. When…

While We’re Here

Up In Arms, the Bush Theatre and Farnham Maltings present WHILE WE’RE HERE by Barney Norris Eddie and Carol were lovers once, but their lives went in different directions. Now they meet again on a park bench in a town full of memories, and find something still burns between them. A moving new play from…

The March on Russia

The Orange Tree Theatre in association with Up In Arms present THE MARCH ON RUSSIA by David Storey ‘A good wife. Home. Children. I don’t know what else it’s all about.’ The memory of a family. The memory of a country. The memory of a moment when people hoped for more. Following the success of…

German Skerries

Up In Arms and the Orange Tree Theatre in association with Reading Rep present GERMAN SKERRIES by Robert Holman A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, a death – German Skerries fills the stage with the meetings and departures that make us human. German Skerries was a new departure for us – having made four plays…

Eventide

Up In Arms and Arcola Theatre in association with The North Wall present EVENTIDE by Barney Norris ‘Try and do something with your life. Be deliberate, you know?’ A love song, an elegy, a celebration – Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing. John is a landlord forced to sell up;…

Visitors

Visitors by Barney Norris 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,…

Fear of Music

Up In Arms in association with Out of Joint present Fear Of Music by Barney Norris ‘When I opened the door I could see us five years ago. I mean, real ghosts, I could hear us.’ After producing ‘At First Sight’, we were on the lookout for another project when two friends, the producers Ben…

At First Sight

At First Sight by Barney Norris ‘You love your lover’s face and no one else’s face when you’re in love. If you happen to be in love. If you ever fall in love.’ ‘At First Sight’ was the first play we ever presented in public. Alice and Barney had been making plays together for several…