Way Upstream


A rehearsed reading of

Way Upstream

by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Victor Craven

Wednesday 28th August, 2019

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Part of the Tower Theatre Company's celebration of Alan Ayckbourn's 80th year, a packed house enjoyed a semi-staged reading of this darkly comic play.

Audience reaction was universally enthusiastic :

  • Such imaginative staging. - A.F.
  • It was fantastic. Totally absorbing and very funny. - D.I.
  • Fantastic show. Brilliant performances all round. - J.S.
  • I absolutely loved it ... forgot they were reading. Really, really good. - S.V.
  • We enjoyed it so much. Incredible what was accomplished in four days. - T.T.
  • Not so much a rehearsed reading as a semi-staged performance. After a while I didn't even notice the books were there as the story swept us along. Very well cast. - J.C.
  • It was excellent. Great direction and a great cast. Very, very well done all! - J.T.

Photography by David Sprecher

Cast List

Keith Taylor : Martin South
June Taylor : Simona Hughes
Alistair Wingate : Nicholas Cannon
Emma Wingate : Helena Cashmore
Mrs Hatfield : Anne Connell
Vince Grant : Andy Murton
Fleur : Sharita Oomeer
Narrator : Peter Westbury


Production Team

Director : Victor Craven
Set Design : Jude Chalk
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Victor Craven

Stage Manager : Richard Davies
Lighting Operator : Emily Carmichael