What makes us who we are?

– … where’s the baby?
– In the garden.

What makes us who we are?

Jack, Syl and Albert live together.
Oh, and there’s Del who was living with them before. 
And Christie, Jack’s sister.
And her husband Reg…
Six people in a room – in the city, and in the country.

An Escher drawing for the theatre, TRAPS is an “impossible object” where everything that happens is ‘real’ but not everything adds up.

Anything is possible in the theatre.” – Caryl Churchill

NOTE: You too are in the room as TRAPS is an immersive non-interactive performance.

★★★★★ Laurence Strangio’s direction is flawless and deeply attuned to the text, … a production that anyone who cares about Beckett – or indeed acting – should rush to see.‘ – Cameron Woodhead, The Age 2018, on ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’

Content warning: References to sexual assault, references to suicide, representation of domestic violence and nudity.

Written by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Laurence Strangio

Performed by Scott Middleton, Gabriel Partington, Leigh Scully, Meg Spencer, Cait Spiker & Dom Westcott

Lighting by Clare Springett

Design Consultant: Mattea Davies

Head of Production: Mille Levakis-Lucas

Production Assistant Aya Taur

Image by Mille Levakis-Lucas


Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.