UP IN ARMS, supported by Out of Joint, presents
Fear of Music
by Barney Norris 2012
Up In Arms present a beautifully observed and beguilingly funny drama about two brothers with starkly different futures.
“This is smart work” Daily Telegraph
“Roars of laughter. A highly impressive evening” RemoteGoat
“Poignant, memorable, touching, unsettling” British Theatre Guide
Luke is the first in his family to go to university, and he’s determined to stop his irritating fireball of a brother from following in their father’s footsteps by joining the army. In a vivid, detailed and often hilarious 75 minutes, Fear of Music time-bends between 1987 and 1993, piecing together the prelude and aftermath of a tragedy that sees history repeating itself.
Packed with beautiful observation and outrageously good jokes, Fear Of Music is a brilliant burst of a play in which two boys with starkly different futures, surrounded by mixtapes, guitars and ambitions, discover how easy it is to get lost in a country that doesn’t look after its own.
“Being able to write this way while also making your audience ache in recognition is a wonderful thing” Exeunt
Directed by Alice Hamilton
Designed by Carys Rose Beard
Contains strong language. Recommended for ages 14+