Great shows for great audiences - now and in the future, check out the show review below for more details.

Production: Up'n'Under

Monday 8th October - Saturday 13th October 2007
Production: Up'n'Under

This was the second play produced by ION and featured a fantastic cast of local actors and was presented at the Pier Pavilion in South Shields in 2007.

The play itself is one of John Godber’s finest and features a story revolving around the rich and successful manager of The Cobblers Arms, the most feared side in the Northern pub seven-a-side league, persuading his long time rival Arthur Hoyle to become involved in a seemingly hopeless bet to train a team of deadbeats, The Wheatsheaf, to play against his team.

Arthur readily accepts the challenge before realising what a mammoth uphill struggle it would be! A chance meeting with Hazel Scott, a fitness instructor with her own gym, gives him an idea and between them they have just eight weeks to persuade, cajole and bully the reluctant, drunken layabouts of The Wheatsheaf into a team capable of beating The Cobblers Arms.


Cast List
  • Arthur – Steven Stobbs
  • Frank – Iain Cunningham
  • Hazel – Helen Embleton
  • Phil – Craig Richardson
  • Tony – Mark Lamb
  • teve – Joey Dexter

Production Team
  • Director – Gareth Hunter
  • Producer – Carol Hegarty
  • Stage Manager – Mark Calvert
  • Lighting – Kylie Ford
  • Sound – Gareth Hunter