Current Projects

act up is passionate about working within the community and regularly works with schools/charities and independent creatives.

Future Projects

We always want to do more, do get in touch if you’d like to collaborate.

Voices of Tooting

Voices of Tooting.   2020 is already up there as one of the strangest years ever. What it has done is highlight the isolation some people endure. The need for community has never been more important.

We will be collaborating with a writer and inviting Tooting (South London) residents to join us in sharing stories of their experince in lock down. It will take the form of regular workshops, culminating in a performance by the residents and local actors.

We are currently seeking funding and will have further updates shortly.

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Shakespeare in the market.  Alongside one of the actors that works with us, we’ll  be collaborating with young people in Tooting (South London) to explore the relevance of Shakespeare’s stories in their own lives today.

Through a series of workshops we’ll discuss why Shakespeare is still around today, how his work can be applied to our own stories and how best to perform his work. And Shakespeare in the market, we’ll culminate with a performance in Tooting Market.

We are seeking funding for this project and will have further details shortly.


The Age Of Woman. 

We’re commissioning three writers to create a play for our new online world.  In turn we’ll be casting three actors to work alongside a director.

Funding first, but do contact us if you have any questions.


Short-Term Courses

Play In A Weekend.

This course can only be booked by a group of friends or colleagues, minimum is four people and maximum is eight. You don’t need to have had any previous acting experience to take part.

CREATE, CAST, DESIGN, REHEARSE and PRESENT a play to an invited audience in just two days. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to put on a play, feel like creatively challenging yourself, then we suggest you leap onto this course.

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11.00am-6.00pm each day.


£280 per person, for 2 days


If you have access to a large space that is not domestic than happy for the actor to come to you, else we can assist you in renting a space.

So You Want To Produce A Play?

A practical course for anyone that would like to produce a play run by Gemma Lloyd.

Gemma has produced in theatre, film and dance and describes herself as a front-line producer.  She’s produced on the London Fringe and in venues like JW3 and the Bush Theatre as well as several UK tours and  a dance project that ran at Sadler’s Wells. In film, a short she produced No Love Lost won over 18 world-wide competitions and recently she promoted the feature STILL, starring Aidan Gillen and Amanda Mealing.

The course will cover:

Working with a writer. The relationship between you and the director.  Seeking funding, there is still some about including the Arts Council and crowd-funding.  Choosing and winning a venue for your production. Gathering the most effective creative team around you and casting your play. Finding and targeting your audience. Marketing your play. Inviting the critics. And keeping going.

Places are limited to 8 and you don’t need to have had previous producing experience to take part.
If you have any questions please let me know

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It’s a 6 hour course.


To be confirmed.




Theatre Delicatessen, Liverpool Street, London.

Is there a story inside you?

Writing for stage and film! We believe there’s a story inside everyone, it just needs to be unlocked.
Not a tutorial as such but more of a sharing of techniques and inspirations that enable us to write.


It will take place over a day and will be run by an established writer who will be joined by a producer in the afternoon to discuss the relationship between writing and the transition from page to performance.


The cost is £84.00 (£60 concessions) . Next date to be confirmed.

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