"Here on the very playing fields of Castleford your eyes will gaze in awe at splendid sights unseen.....for here, upon this very stage, we see amateur Rugby League, a game of rebellion, born of divide in 1895. For the working class of the North, for the working class"
Up 'n' Under follows the story of an inept pub team from the Wheatsheaf Arms who play in 7 a-side league in the Hull area. Ex-pro Arthur's only passions in life are his wife and rugby league.
When he bumps into his nemesis Reg, he is goaded into betting his life savings that he can train any team to beat the unstoppable gods of amateur rugby league - The Cobblers Arms. However, the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' can usually only muster a side of four. These guys are to Rugby League what Eddie The Eagle is to ski-jumping. Song, laughter, banter and live rugby on stage - come join our intrepid heroes as they struggle through adversity.
Up 'n' Under is a comedy by John Godber, first staged at the Hull Truck Theatre in 1984. It won The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy that same year.
Not suitable for younger children. Mild sexual references and bad language.
at the Welsh Church Hall
In advance £8 (£5 concessions)
On the door £9 (£6 concessions)
Special rate for parties*
Fri 2nd September 2016 -
*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door
|Arthur Hoyle||Phil Clarke|
|Reg Welsh||Phil Braithwaite|
|Frank Rowley||Matthew Pert|
|Tony Burtoft||Andy Harker|
|Steve Edwards||Moses Wootten|
|Phil Hopley||Tom Spencer|
|Hazel Scott||Laura Jayne Hickerton|
|Assistant Director||Emily Carmichael|
|Stage Manager||Rachel Narborough|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Anastasia Oh|
|Publicity Assistant||Jessica Irwin|
|Front of House Management Team||Victoria Bettelheim, Jackie Withnall,
Chris Jefferies, Gill Taylor