Indoor shows What Happens In The Winter - Upswing

There’s nothing tragic about being 50…unless you’re trying to be 25.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WINTER is an entertaining and arresting mix of aerial, theatre and dance that treads a humorous path through the minds and bodies of two women who still want to fly.

Using the lives of physical performers as inspiration, Upswing asks what happens as you get older, when your profession requires super human strength and skills but ageing has gradually taken away the tools of your trade?

Created by aerial director Vicki Amedume, theatre director Gemma Fairlie, Set and costume design Mika Handley and writer Sonia Hughes and supported of the Arc, Stockton and The Albany, Deptford.

As part of the development for the show Upswing explored the aerial work with older people in partnership with Entelechy Arts and Stockton Arc. We were able to extend this activity to deliver workshops for people over 55.

Up winter live JL-4808 copy“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the show last night. It was beautifully done – gentle and genuinely moving. How fantastic to see older people on stage for once – and well done to the Company for producing it. The audience really enjoyed it and everyone I spoke to was really impressed.”

Steve Cowton, The Lowry

"It's the first time circus has made me cry!"

Jo, audience member