Level Up

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 3
  • 14:05
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Full Breakfast Productions and New Celts Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


Newly engaged Jimmy and Natasha feel they’re the perfect match. However, the state-controlled social credit system thinks otherwise. Jimmy has two weeks to improve his score or the couple face eviction. Is it possible to be both model citizen and model partner? And how far is Jimmy willing to go to become the person the state wants? Inspired by China’s social credit system, Level Up explores a near-future utopia where real love is impossible to measure, doing good becomes an obsession and not everyone plays by the rules.

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  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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DCW 80 days ago

Fascinating subject matter, coupled with a well written and directed story makes this a thought provoking play. Very entertaining and would definitely recommend trying to get a ticket for the final show this Saturday.
Great to support a local production too.

peter bishop 85 days ago

This is a play that delivers a message. You can see it happening in the future, but it's already in China! Well rounded and written. However, under directed with I feel more room for the actors to do more exoration with their characters. Needs sharpening up all round, as there's lots of dialog, with better cue bite. Maybe all its lacking is some creative rehearsal. All the same, well done.

Fiona Dodson 86 days ago

Great show! Really thought provoking, raising concerns on how control of society might develop.
Very well delivered considering the limited space.
Quality acting allowed the story to develop and flow seamlessly.
Would highly recommend.

HR 88 days ago

Great show, well acted. Limited somewhat by the short format but I can't wait to see this thoughtful plot develop further. Go see it.

Iain O'C 88 days ago

Thought provoking story, acted and directed expertly - this is a must see show!

John Milligan 88 days ago

A very enjoyable new play from a new director making his debut at the Fringe along with an enthusiastic and likeable young cast. The topic is intriguing and generated much discussion in the pub afterwards between a group of us about the pro's and cons of such a system and the unintended consequences that can arise. The story could easily have a prequel and sequel due to the questions you will have at the end of watching this. Thought provoking. Well done to all involved.

Paul Aylott 89 days ago

A really interesting take on the reality of social scoring in China brought brilliantly to life by the well casted young actors in this play. Very well written and directed as everything flowed well and you bought into the story and characters. I would definitely recommend seeing this. Further opportunity to build further stories from this play as well as lots of unanswered questions....memorable and worth 5 stars.

Elliot Linden 89 days ago

Fantastic writing, excellent performances, loveable characters  ****

Level Up is a brilliant show.  Craig Smilie brilliantly takes the lead as Jimmy delivering a performance that oozes empathy as does his partner Natasha played excellently by Natalie Kelly. Together their fractured relationship carries the story forward as they pursue better lives in the "scoring system" that the state have imposed on them. Mackenzie Paterson does a phenomenal job portraying the loveable Tommo. Calum Philip also delivers a perfect performance as Jimmy' s brother Andrew.  Rory Crawford too did an amazing job of portraying the shows villain. Delivering a great performance as the subtly evil state worker Hugo.

This show is brilliantly directed by Nigel Ashworth and written by Lee Sutton both of whom have created relatable and enjoyable characters and made them come to life before our eyes, its a wonderful showcase and deep insight into how we are being monitored every second of our lives. You have to see this show!

Thomas Jaffray 95 days ago

An everyman in a dystopian future; a play with plenty of moral questions that leaves the audience talking, complimented by its believable, colourful characters and authentic performances. Check it out!

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Level Up by Full Breakfast and New Celts at theSpace on the Mile is a believable portrait of social control made enjoyable by some warmly human performances and pin-sharp direction. Apparently inspired by China’s Social Credit system, Lee Sutton’s play shows a world identical to ours, but where credit scores...

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