Writer: Aisling Bea
Director: Alex Winckler
Starring: Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Tobias Menzies
Production Company: Merman
Kent Locations Used: Tunbridge Wells
This Way Up is a TV comedy that follows Aine, Aisling Bea (Quiz, Living with Yourself), as she recovers from a teeny little nervous breakdown. Sisters Aine and Shona Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Women on the Verge) share an unshakeable bond and Aisling Bea who is the show’s creator describes their relationship as “passionate, caring, often-angry, always-hilarious. In the darkest moments, when faced with overwhelming loneliness and sadness, the two sisters will always save each other and bring each other back into the light.” Season Two follows Aine as she is starting to leave her time in rehab behind and live less cautiously, which may not be entirely wise.
This Way Up was directed by Alex Winckler (My Mad Fat Diary, Traitors ) and was created by and stars Aisling Bea (Quiz, Living with Yourself) with Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Women on the Verge) playing her older sister. Aine’s love interest, Richard, is played by Tobias Menzies (The Crown (2016-2020),The Terror).
During filming production visited Tunbridge Wells where they filmed in a private house in Speldhurst for several days as the location of Shona’s house.
Tunbridge Wells is in West Kent and is officially known as Royal Tunbridge Wells due to King Edward VII commemorating the town due to his mother Queen Victoria’s love for the town. It is home to a host of historic buildings, specialist shops and a busy town centre. Previous productions to have filmed there include Rupert, Rupert and Rupert (2019) and Catastrophe (2019).
The first of the six-part second season of This Way Up will air on Channel 4 on Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 10pm.