Past Events & Productions



Chasing Fairytales: Japan

by Robert Atler & Ruth West

It’s time for a bedtime story with a difference. Experience the weird and wonderful world of Japanese Fairytales: see the magic rabbit trick the badger, the old man and his butterfly and the mysterious cloak of invisibility, told through different forms of puppetry including shadow, glove and rod puppets and masks inspired by Japanese Kabuki Theatre!

Watch this everyday children’s bedroom transform in front of your very eyes and join us on this epic adventure taking you around Japan, from the mountainous countryside to vibrant towns, our tired parent and her enthusiastic children take the roles of all the characters in these beautiful yet bizarre tales of traditional Japan.

This fast-paced script and constantly moving cast is bound to keep even the most restless child entertained and a level of humour designed for the whole family will keep parents happy too! These three unusual fairytales from the land of the rising sun have been cleverly adapted for the stage and are sometimes grimmer than Grimm.

Join this new writing from Robert Atler (He/Him) and Ruth West (She/Her) in its premiere performance, Showcasing the best in new talent from the West Midlands: Audrey Martin (They/Them) | Daniel Delgado (He/Him) | Ali Scoble (She/Her)

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Fringe Review on A Little R and R.


Show Up Productions in Association with The Arts Business is proud to present

A Little R and R

By Rachel Dingle and Ruth West

At PQA Venues @Riddles Court, Edinburgh

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18th – 24th August 2019 at 1pm

An original show, Rachel Dingle and Ruth West make their debut Fringe performance, at PQA Venues @Riddles Court this year as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  This musical comedy includes multiple production and musical elements alongside strong feminist opinions.  Not just another double act Ruth and Rachel have composed 10 songs that give unique viewpoints on important issues from racism (from your nan) to the equal rights movement (woman can be hairy too):

Come in from the rain, put your feet up and chill the f*ck out. 15 years combined experience in theatre and music brings you this brand-new show. Ruth sings songs. Rachel plays chords. Together they are A Little R and R. Expect some chat about life, some ace projection and an occasional feminist rant, along with original (and hilarious) tunes. In case that wasn’t enough, there’s also a bonus word quiz with luxury prizes for the winner.

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