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This Way Up

Stand-up comedian Aisling Bea hits career-highs as Aine, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown in this hilarious and deeply humane comedy that she also wrote. Produced by Sharon Horgan’s London-based company Merman, who stars as Aine’s older sister, their chemistry illuminates the dark subject matter. Your heart will ache as much as your belly.


  • Alex Winckler


  • Aisling Bea


  • Aisling Bea
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Aasif Mandvi
  • Kadiff Kirwan
  • Indira Varma


Aine (Aisling Bea), a teacher with a razor-sharp sense of humour, is trying to get her life back on track after a brief stint in rehab for a nervous breakdown. Supported by her sister Shona (Sharon Horgan), who is having relationship and career quibbles of her own, Aine battles her way to some semblance of happiness.