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Playing Up Theatre Company website


Playing Up is a Bath-based theatre company with a justified reputation for superb acting performances and technical excellence. Their shows regularly sell out and they have a loyal and growing support base.

In 2014, Novamedia was tasked with rebuilding the theatre company’s website. Their previous website was a decade old and showing its age, and they required a new site that worked across all devices and screen sizes, making use of large photographs to really show-off what they are about.

To build this site we began by creating a responsive design using Foundation 5. This was then developed into a bespoke WordPress theme for Playing Up, and the rest of the site was built within WordPress itself, taking advantage of already existing plugins such as Responsive Photo Galleries.

This WordPress designed site gives Playing Up full control over the content, allowing them to add new shows, cast members, venues and much more.

In their own words...

When we launched our theatre company in 2003 we knew we had to have a first class website. What Novamedia provided was that with bells on. They advised us on the professionalism needed for images, fonts, colour choices and how to structure the whole thing. Throughout the design process they always guided us from the perspective of whoever was looking at it, be they theatre goer, fan of the company or interested browser so that what information was included and how it was presented became utterly perfect. We know this because over the last 12 years we have lost count of the number of compliments we have received: "You’re website is so good, we’re jealous," is a common one. Recently Novamedia upgraded the site to make it tablet and phone friendly and added a whole raft of new design features that make us the envy of the theatrical fraternity in Bath. Dave and his team are first class professionals and they make us look the same.
Darian Nelson, Principal, Playing Up Theatre Company