What makes us who we are?

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

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 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, smoke from fire, flashing and strobing lights.

Playwright Caryl Churchill

Directer Laurence Strangio

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

Lighting Designer: Clare Springett

Design Consultant: Mattea Davies

Production & Dramaturgical Assistant & ASMAya Taur

Production Designer: Evie Housham

Production Design Assistant: Ross Housham

Intimacy Coordinator: Steph Power

Combat Choreographer: Myles Tankle

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.

Post show resources

Download: TRAPS Post Show Resources (PDF version)

Download: TRAPS Post Show Resources (Word Doc version)