Monday, 28 September 2009

York to London

Belt Up are currently up in York where the TakeOver festival is going amazingly. Such a good atmosphere around the York Theatre Royal with a hugely exciting programme from some of the country's most exciting companies all being managed by under 26s.

We're currently in rehearsal for The Tartuffe and The Trial which are both getting a makeover (for the takeover) so expect some quite consdierable changes from the Edinburgh runs.

Tartuffe is being scaled up massively from the 50 seater immersive environment that was The Squat to inhabit the 830 seater Proscenium arch theatre that is the York Theatre Royal. The cast is getting bigger, the sets, the props are getting more ridiculous. All in all its going to be a total remixing of the show with the same meta theatrical chaos.

Trial is equalling getting a remix. Being performed in a secret location in York again with some considerable changes but we wouldn't want to spoil the surprises. The show is sold out but extra dates may well be added.

Following York Theatre Royal we will be around and about till the end of October in various places so keep your eyes peeled, you don't know what you might find.

In November we're heading down to London ready for a three week run at the Southwark Playhouse with both Trial and Tartuffe. Again they'll be developed further so expect different shows from both Edinburgh and York. The space is in the beautifully atmospheric arches under London Bridge so dress warmly and wear comfortable clothes. Tickets are available from

So that's the heads up on where Belt Up will be over the next two months. For more information email us at