Upstart Theatre Fundraiser – 21st March

Hello there. I’m taking part in the Upstart Theatre fundraiser at Arch 635 in Clapham on 21st March. Do come along!

Here’s Tom from Upstart on what’s going down…

Taking place at the magnificent Arch 635 just by Clapham North, we’ll be bringing together some of London’s finest musicians, comedians, DJs, playwrights and actors to raise funds for our compelling new season of theatre exploring the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.

Doors open at 8pm; admission will be £5 on the door.

Check the Upstart website for details of acts in the coming weeks!


On 22nd July 2005, Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by armed police as he sat on an Underground train at Stockwell station. Police claimed his clothing and behaviour marked him as a suspected suicide bomber; the inquest into his death found in December 2008 that he was an entirely innocent man.

This summer, Upstart will be producing a season of theatre work exploring the killing and its aftermath. This will include THE KRATOS EFFECT, a verbatim play by Sarah Beck based on interviews with campaigners, police officers, whistleblowers and many more; and OH WELL NEVER MIND BYE by Steven Lally, a compelling and darkly comic exploration of the media’s response to the shooting.

More details on both plays are available at


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