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    Artistic Director Heather Williams / Writer & Director Brendan Murray
    Designer Katie Sykes / Composer Kieran Buckeridge
    Choreographer Bryn Thomas / Lighting Designer Michael Straun

    Audiences lucky enough to have seen the brilliant Up Down Boy will know the incredible treat in store with Up Down Man. Bristol-based Myrtle Theatre are masters of inclusive theatre and imaginative new writing. We are delighted to team up with them and Salisbury Playhouse to create an ambitious and brave new tale about growing up and moving on, told in a unique and invigorating way.

    This is who I am – my name is Matty Butler. I’m not a child, I’m twenty nine years old. I like foxes, badgers, dancing, eating dinner, going bowling, Eastenders, dancing and foxes. I’d like a friend. Maybe Angel from Buffy. And we’d go on holiday and live together and have dinner and go dancing. I’m not a child you see. I’m twenty nine years old. My name is Matty Butler. This is who I am. And I like foxes.

    Up Down Man, the long awaited sequel to the internationally acclaimed
    Up Down Boy, wowed audiences when it premiered at Salisbury Playhouse in 2016. Once again starring the gifted and charismatic Nathan Bessell as Matty Butler, Up Down Man asks the question that faces every parent of an adult with a learning disability… What will happen when I’m not here?

    Written by award-winning Brendan Murray with live music, original choreography and Mum in the box, Up Down Man is funny, provocative, moving and a show that could change the way you see the world.


    RHS_logo_left aligned_black cmyk is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages this production and the Get Involved activity

    DAC_Beachcroft_Secondary Short Logo_CMYK_blue no line is delighted to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages its Aug – Dec 17 season.

    • RUNNING TIME1hr 10mins
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
    • TICKETSFull £16 / Concession £12
    • VENUE

    7.30pm / Matinees Thu 1.30pm & Sat 2.30pm (No show Sun or Mon)

    REACT: UP DOWN MAN
    An evening of festivities for young adults surrounding our production of Up Down Man.
    DATE Thu 09 November Show starts at 7.30pm
    AGES 14 – 25 years
    COST £5 exclusively for 14-25 year olds, which includes a ticket for the show and discussion. You will be asked for proof of age when collecting your ticket from the Box Office. To book, just choose Thu 09 November from the drop down menu when you click buy tickets above.

    POST SHOW TALK
    Please join us after the performances on Fri 10 November 7.30pm, Fri 17 November 7.30pm & Sat 18 November 2.30pm for a free post show discussion.

    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
    Thu 16 November 1.30pm
    tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    RELAXED PERFORMANCES
    Thu 09 November 1.30pm, Thu 16 November 1.30pm & Sat 18 November 2.30pm. Performances specially adapted to create a more welcoming atmosphere for audiences with additional needs.

    Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performance on Thu 09 November. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.

     

     

    Reviews
    • "A delightful, touching, funny and beautiful play full of love and hope and laughter"

      The Fine Times Recorder
    • "I don't think there was a dry eye in the house and yet everyone left the play smiling! This play is certainly a must see"

      Salisbury Journal

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