Forest Forge Theatre Company presents UpBeat, a buoyant and poetic play in two halves - River Rising and Catch the Water - set against the backdrop of the heritage waterways of Wessex. This exciting new play has been written by local playwright Deborah Gearing, (runner up for the Brian Way Award for "Burn" and nominated for the Meyer Whitworth award for "The Cage").
Follow the story of a brother and sister as they chart the ebb and flow of their lives on a journey from youthful rebellion to adult ideals. A journey that continually pulls them back to the riverbank. A multi-skilled cast of actor-musicians use the medium of folk music and vibrant storytelling, to deliver a heart-warming, tender and witty riverbank story that will send you dancing home.
A journey begins with a single beat. A beat of music. A heartbeat. This is a love song for the waterways of Wessex. UpBeat.