Moving On Up

by Christopher Denys


Age Advice: 12 - 15

Moving On Up was a play on the theme of unemployment written for Theatre Centre by Christopher Denys in 1978. It was targeted at audiences of 12-15 year olds.

This play tells the story of three young people leaving school and facing the realities of the world of work. Winston, Derek, and Julie all come from different backgrounds and take on different types of work, working in a solicitor’s office, working in a T.V. warehouse, and working for a football pools firm. But they share, with the thousands of teenagers like them, several problems: a lack of high qualifications, a lack of real knowledge of what work means and an ignorance of their true worth.


(Two men and two women)

Creative Team

Writer: Christopher Denys
Designer: Margeret Butchart

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A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

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