[Without Walls Co-commission with Newcastle Gateshead’s Juice Festival and the Brighton Festival] 2010 – 2012 (UK Touring for Without Walls, Blue Peter Feature Presenter Challenge for BBC1)
This show was co-commissioned by the Juice Festival following a residency at the Sage Gateshead in the previous year. The Next Level featured an all new set built to travel in, and then extend out of, a transit van. Even the vehicle’s roof became a stage. This allowed the UPGTeam to take their work outside of usual cultural centres in order to work directly with communities of at risk young people where they lived. The show was also featured in the BBC’s flagship show for young people, Blue Peter, as a ‘presenter challenge’ with Andy Akinwolere joining the team for a special Brighton Festival performance.