uptKreek is a Dadaistic, Bohemian Theatre Company. Our mission is to play against and stereotypes of society in an effort to changes people perceptions of the world around them. We shock and shake the world with with itself. We don't hesitate, we just get on with it, constantly leaping over the line of conformity. For all the right reasons, in all the unorthodox ways. upTkreek Theatre is a theatre company newly based in Cornwall. Our work explores issues concerning sex and gender identity, ethnicity and violence, political corruption, religious taboos and so on. Using innovative forms and diverse styles, tackling the new realities of our society brought on by democracy and globalisation, with characteristic humour and intelligence. We also produce classic text such as Beckett, Brecht and others.
upTkreek Theatre when first formed in 2010 was only a street performance group and one the things the group thrived on was Commadia. Unfortunately the company as it is now do not do as much.
The Haunted Rite of Madness is a creation of upTkreek's Artistic Director Roman Bloodworth. The piece was developed through the main character (who has always remained nameless). It has been an ongoing project of the company's for nearly two years. It has been a Ballet, a piece of performance poetry, a play and so on. It's a story of how your inner self escapes from the four walls of your mind and in to imagination and freedom. But we soon find it's not what it first seems. The piece has currently been shelved for a uncertain period time.
The 7 Stages of Youth was a part effort between upTkreek Theatre and The Theatre Royal Plymouth. It was a short performance based on the lives of several youths in Plymouth. It covered issues such as 'The Job Centre and how they treat people, The news papers and how they scandalize minorities in the UK, and so on.' The Cast were made up of people who have never acted in their lives to people who were keen theatre people.
Hedda Gabler was co produced with The Duchamp Theatre in Surrey. Ibsen's Classic Drama performed in a contemporary way was adapted by Roman Bloodworth and was Directed by Daniel Dale. Hedda Gabler was played by Naomi Carlsson.
SlutButter was co produced by The Duchamp Theatre in Surrey. It was an intense play about love, rape and sexual confusion. The text was written by Roman Bloodworth and directed by Daniel Dale. Jess the Slut was played by Sarah Wakefield of OddSocks Productions. The play toured, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Surrey.
Blackout is a hard hitting play about 'getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, then finding your way again.' It was written by Davey Anderson and directed by Daniel Dale. All the parts were played by Roman Bloodworth.
When Mike and Dave start getting sexually aroused when getting in to fights, they start getting into fights more, and more, and more, and more. But with Mike recently split up from his girlfriend and Dave never having one. Their sexual drive becomes evermore powerful, and strange things start to happen to them. From the writer and director of SlutButter and Dear Friends, Once More comes a comedy-drama about friends, relationships and sexual confusion. 'Gunna be sick bruv'