Keepy Uppy

tutti frutti presents
Keepy Uppy
A new play by Evan Placey
Directed by Wendy Harris

Designed by Kate Bunce
Lighting by Zanna Woodgate
Movement by Joêl Daniel
Music by Dominic Sales

As football fever is set to sweep the nation with the FIFA World Cup starting in Russia in June, the much-admired Leeds theatre company tutti frutti celebrate the beautiful game by staging the premiere of Keepy Uppy, a new play by the award-winning playwright, Evan Placey (Girls Like That, Synergy Theatre/Unicorn Theatre and WiLd, tutti frutti).

Directed by tutti frutti’s artistic director Wendy Harris, Keepy Uppy is at York Theatre Royal Studio from 20-23 June.
Keepy Uppy tells the story of Joey who absolutely loves football. He loves playing it, watching it, talking about it. He gets it from his mum – a footy fanatic!
Joey can turn anywhere into a make-believe pitch, from scoring goals in his breakfast cereal to imaginary match commentating on his way to school. His enthusiasm is shared equally by his Mum – the best teammate he could ever have. She stands on the sidelines cheering him on, giving him top training tips and teaching him new tricks.
Life is busy for Joey and mum, but today nothing can get in their way as the big day has arrived; the high point of the season, the cup final and a chance for Joey to score a winning goal.
They set off for the game, ready for ANYTHING!

Whether you are a football fan or non-football fan, Keepy Uppy celebrates the joy of the beautiful game with popping rhymes, fab footie moves, flicks and sidesteps underscored by toe tapping live music.
Keepy Uppy is written by Canadian-British playwright Evan Placey who previously worked with tutti Frutti on the acclaimed play WiLD which explored the life of a boy living with ADHD. The play was selected for the 39th IPAY International Showcase, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Evan recently won the Writers’ Guild Award – Best Play for Young Audiences for his play Girls Like That.

The cast features Danny Child as Joey and Eden Dominique as Mum with musician Vittorio Angelone.
Keepy Uppy is suitable for children aged 3-7 and their families

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