Uppercut: A New Musical

Musicals and Opera (theatre, musical theatre)

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  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Talented but troubled Clio has three months to go until the biggest boxing match of her life. She must find ways to overpower the emotions of envy, anger, grief and anxiety if she wants to have the confidence to win the fight. Uppercut reminds us not to compare ourselves to others, despite living in a society that is dominated by social image and popularity. Instead, the musical portrays a paragon of female power and strength in dealing with mental health issues. A heartwarming, emotional story with beautifully written songs.

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  • Stairs: 20+
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Maureen Frizzle 87 days ago

Saw this yesterday, after attending a PBH show where the comedian allowed time for audience to suggest shows to others. So refreshing to see a group of talented young people put so much effort in to something they love. LAST SHOW TODAY, get your tickets, you will not regret it.

Patrick O'Callaghan 88 days ago

Couldn't be more impressed. Incredible performances from one and all, and suitable for all audiences. I managed to cry, laugh and cheer all within 50 mins. I couldn't ask for more from a fringe musical *****

Joanne Knight 89 days ago

My first time at Fringe- I had no idea where to start! But I am SO happy I saw this musical drama. Just the right length with very insightful writing. Refreshing to hear musical theatre songs that really mean something. There were several very poignant moments and also some hilarious ones! An imaginative topic - loved the colour/emotion link- fantastic script and songs and a very gifted cast that obviously love working together. Well done!

Linda Fuller 89 days ago

This was an amazing show by a wonderful group of young actors. Working in a school I see the affect anxiety has on many young people today. The cast portrayed the struggles of a young girl coming to terms with her grief and lack of self esteem with humour and warmth. I loved it so much I’m going back again tomorrow.

Valerie Swanborough 91 days ago

Don't be put off by the boxing theme. This show is about so much more addressing a serious theme using drama, song and laughter. It is well worth watching. Thank you to the person who spent time talking to me on the Mile and persuaded me to give the show a chance

David Bauckham 91 days ago

Don't worry. This show isn't about boxing, but it is about fighting. Fighting anxiety and self doubt, presented brilliantly and intensely movingly by a young cast, with lovely music and movement, and great sensitivity. Had this grown man in tears. This company deserves your support. Highly recommended.

Mary Bauckham 91 days ago

This is an amazing show!!! It starts modestly, and I thought it was going to be sweet but not particularly mind blowing for a 58 year old. But the mixture of emotional struggle, laughter and tears just got to me, and I ended up alternately sobbing and laughing through the whole show. The pain of losing a parent, and being the parent of a young woman with anxiety issues meant that I could connect with all of this. However there was also comedy and beautiful singing. Not every single actor was amazing but together they worked beautifully and they should be very proud of themselves. This is a show that could travel to schools around the country ( if there was a budget for that). It’s so meaningful to young people but also to all of us who have to support them and anyone who has ever lost anyone. You go through a huge range of emotion watching this, as well as being thoroughly entertained. That’s surely what theatre is all about. Well done, Uppercut, and to anyone reading this: don’t miss it!

Megan Sharman 91 days ago

What. A. Show! Such an original concept. A really entertaining new musical and extremely talented cast. The subjects tackled were tackled with sensitivity yet were still meaningful and portrayed the overall message of the show exceptionally well. This isn’t your cliched song and dance.


Millennials and Other Terrible Things 91 days ago

Absolutely incredible - this is a gem of a production and you do not want to miss it! Really shows how much hard work has been put into it, thank you for this wonderful piece of new theatre! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jessica Martin 92 days ago

DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO SEE THIS MUSICAL! Heartwarming, inspiring and beautifully performed, Uppercut will change the way you view yourself & others and steal your heart ❤️

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 88 days ago

An endearing snapshot of how people deal with self-esteem, loss, and societal pressures...

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