Rise Up

Theatre Centre toured Rise Up by Lisa Evans from September to December 2015. Here's what people thought...


  1. "I came to see Rise Up at Pegasus Theatre with my school. It was amazing!" Fern Hinton
  2. "I thought this play was really fantastic. It was an empowering, thought-provoking and thoroughly interesting and educational piece of theatre." Kate, student, Oxford High School for Girls, website comment
  3. "A superb performance, lots of issues conveyed. Thought provoking, emotional and informative, with light hearted moments. Well done to everyone." Jude Burt on Facebook
  4. "I saw Rise Up tonight at the Ropetackle in Shoreham. A thought provoking and inspiring production. Congratulations to all involved." Nina Bhirangi Bishop
  5. "I thought this play was phenomenal... If you haven't seen this play you should as it is a really sensational performance carried out by extremely talented actors." Kate Crawley, website comment
  6. "The history the play was about was exciting, sometimes sad, and sometimes depressing. The play had spectacular twists and the characters made me and other boys in the audience learn about the struggle to get equal rights and about the history of how skin colour could separate people." Christopher, student, Harris Boys' Academy, East Dulwich
  7. "The production received a fantastic response from students and staff" R. Walsh, Deputy Director for Humanities, Harris Boys' Academy, East Dulwich
  8. "The students got a lot from the performance, in particular the stage craft elements of changing role and location. Many congratulations." T. McDonnell, Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts, Isleworth & Syon School
  9. "Thank you. The girls absolutely loved ‘RISE UP’ and I thought the workshop was superbly planned and delivered – really the best I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a lot!). What a terrific cast and super actors. They were fabulous in working alongside our girls." J. Bramall, Director of Drama, Oxford High School
  10. “ We have all learnt something that we never knew and it was one of the best shows I have ever seen. “ Klementina, Year 10 pupil, Loxford School of Science & Technology

    “I think the play was really good..I liked how their voices changed as they were changing character. It was also very emotional.” David, Year 10 pupil, Loxford School of Science & Technology