Way Upstream (2003)

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Alan Ayckbourn

Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Round

17 October 2003
22 October 2003
15 November 2003
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Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Holt
Mick Hughes
John Pattison
Christopher Main

Dawn Erica Dyson
Emily Thurlby
Sarah Cauldwell

Character
Keith
June
Alistair
Emma
Mrs Hatfield
Vince
Fleur

Actor
John Branwell
Fiona Mollison
Matthew Cottle
Saskia Butler
Suzy Aitchison
Stephen Beckett
Maeve Larkin

Notes

> Way Upstream takes place in a riverboat, which necessitates the stage being flooded to represent the River Orb; water effects are also required for a torrential rain-storm during the second act.
> During one of the performances, the actor Stephen Beckett was accidentally caught on the head by the baked bean tin wielded by Matthew Cottle in the climatic fight scene. Despite bleeding profusely, he stayed for his final appearance in the play before being rushed to Accident & Emergency by the theatre’s stage management; fortunately there was no lasting damage.

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