Up’n’Under: The Welsh Tour (2011)

Black RAT joined forces with John Godber himself in 2011 to bring audiences a brand new adaptation of the award winning comedy Up ‘n’ Under, set in the heart of the South Wales Valleys and the competitive world of amateur rugby union.

I thoroughly enjoyed Black RAT’s production of Bouncers… and as a former trialist years ago, I have always had a real interest in rugby union. The chance to bespoke the play for a Country which is rugby-mad is a great opportunity and a real chance to bring the play to thousands of theatre-goers, giving them the chance to see the vitality of (the play) up close and very personal. John Godber




ARTHUR Gareth Bale

FRANK Dion Davies

STEVE Rhys Matthews

TONY Richard Shackley 

PHIL Giles Thomas 

HAZEL Sara Lloyd-Gregory  

Production Team

Directed by Richard Tunley

Produced by Sharon Casey

Designed by Steve Denton

Lighting Design by Robin Bainbridge

Sound Design by James Marsh

Specially Adapted for Black RAT by John Godber

Up’n’Under: The Welsh tour was co-produced with Blackwood Miners’ Institute and RCT Theatres and supported by Arts Council of Wales.



Photographs courtesy of and copyright Emyr Young