Deaf actors to lead the way in Up and Under at Exeter Northcott

PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 March 2018

A scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike Kwasniak

A scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike Kwasniak

Mike Kwasniak Photography, 2018 - www.mikekwasniak.co.uk

The Exeter Northcott Theatre will be hosting the latest production by the Fingersmiths theatre group at the end of this week.

A scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike KwasniakA scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike Kwasniak

The Exeter Northcott Theatre will be hosting the latest production by the Fingersmiths theatre group at the end of this week.

The story in Up and Under, by John Godber revolves around a pub rugby side that will soon be facing tough opposition.

Set up in a bet with his arch rival Reg, the hero Arthur discovers he has five weeks to train The Wheatsheaf Arms, who are bottom of the amateur rugby league, have never won a game, don’t have seven players and spend more time in the pub than on the pitch.

They are up against The Cobblers Arms, trained by Reg, who are top of the league, train weekly, are physically enormous and terrify every team they play.

A scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike KwasniakA scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike Kwasniak

Arthur is most worried, however, about how he is going to communicate with his new team.

They are deaf and he doesn’t sign!

This award-winning comedy is given the Fingersmiths spin with a cast of deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and spoken English to delight all audiences.

The production is being staged on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday, at 2.30pm.

A scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike KwasniakA scene from the Fingersmiths theatre group production of Up and Under. Picture: Mike Kwasniak

For ticket details, visit www. exeternorthcott.co.uk or call the box office on 01392 726363.


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