Uplift

Theatre (new writing, political)

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

A heart-warming play illuminating the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to Britain, the scandal around their wrongful treatment and their journey in overcoming this atrocious injustice with the support of friends and allies. Dave Neita, lawyer by profession, wrote Uplift to celebrate the culture, impact and resilience of the people who came to Britain and contributed to the rebuilding of the nation following the destruction caused by the Second World War. Dave applies the law to support people who have been damaged by the Windrush Scandal and uses the arts to raise awareness of their struggle for justice.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Angela 41 days ago

This was one of the best things I saw on the Fringe - beautifully crafted, moving, inspiring and uplifting, and challenging us not to be passive onlookers but to actively make a difference to the community and the world we live in. My teenage daughter also found it inspiring and hugely enjoyable. Although its Fringe run has finished, do look out for any future performances.

Tracey 49 days ago

Uplift is a cleverly considered and executed piece.  Tackling the Windrush crisis, a topic which has been hard for many to grapple with, this production enables the audience to relax and think along with the actor as he encourages them to consider an approach to the creation of an artwork in honour of the Windrush generation. 

David Neita is a poet, a performer, a polymath: Consider this a carefully crafted juxtaposition, which  results in an 'uplifting' educational & theatrical experience.

JS 50 days ago

Inspirational and thought-provoking piece that celebrates the amazing contribution of people that came to the UK. Well worth taking the time to visit the 'lecture'


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Binge Fringe (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

The performance of this piece is a memorable one indeed, Dave Neita launches in with sentiment and fervour that lasts throughout the piece. It is felt in your chest, in your mind and in your stomach. Prepare for deep inhales, holding back tears and to walk out with the urge to make life a little exceptional.

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