Arrows & Traps

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We find a bold, alternative and exciting take on Shakespeare and other classic texts through analysis and bare-bones rehearsal and experimentation. The result is fun and vivacious whilst being grounded in the original's language and intentions. Our mission is to take a 400 year old text, and turning it into intelligent, popular entertainment for today's tastes.

Our first two seasons of "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Winter's Tale" at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, and "The Taming Of The Shrew" and "Titus Andronicus" at the New Wimbledon Studio" received phenomenal critical acclaim: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from WHATSONSTAGE, GYLES BRANDRETH, THE NEW CURRENT & REMOTEGOAT; ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from EVERYTHING THEATRE, HAM & HIGH EXPRESS, LONDONTHEATRE1, PLAYS TO SEE, LDN CARD and THEATRE FULL STOP, and we're now building on our first successes with a series of productions that seek to raise new insights and questions into the some of greatest plays in history, lacing every single show with a satisfying, arresting spectacle.

We promote an open, responsive and energised process in rehearsal and production, using a spectrum of physical techniques, musical inclusions, dance and puppetry coupled with psychological study and detailed text work, developing an emotional, script-based short hand, inspired by the works of Peter Hall, Cicely Berry, Katie Mitchell and Rupert Goold.

Quite simply, Arrows & Traps strives to give you the best night out in live entertainment that you can get for under £15, using some of the greatest stories ever told, and telling them "in a way you've never seen before" (EVERYTHING THEATRE).


Connected mandy members:

Lucy Ioannou
Lucy Ioannou
Actor
2020, The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde, Gabrielle Utterson
Anna Reddyhoff
Anna Reddyhoff
Lighting Designer
2020, The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde, Lighting Designer
UK Tour
Anna Hoff
Anna Hoff
Lighting Designer
2020, Jekyll & Hyde, Lighting Designer
Gabrielle Nellis-Pain
2020, Jekyll & Hyde, Poole
Jack Studio Theatre, Mill Studio (Guildford), Birmingham Old Rep Theatre, Sundial Theatre (Cirencester), Luton Library Theatre, Cramphorn Studio (Chelmsford), Dorchester Arts Theatre, Brookside Theatre (Romford), Astor Theatre (Deal)
Hannah Victory
2019, TARO, Maria Eisner
The Jack Studio
Lucy Ioannou
Lucy Ioannou
Actor
2019, Shooting With Light, Gerda Taro
The Brockley Jack Theatre
Daniel Ghezzi
2019, One Giant Leap, Perry Whitlock
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Lucy Ioannou
Lucy Ioannou
Actor
2019, One Giant Leap, Alchamy Jones
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Lucy Ioannou
Lucy Ioannou
Actor
2019, Gentleman Jack, Anne Lister
The Brockely Jack Theatre
Hannah Victory
2019, Gentleman Jack, Ann Walker
The Jack Studio
Brendan Walker
Brendan Walker
Stills Photographer
2018, Three Sisters, Stills Photographer
Claire Bowman
2018, Three Sisters, Masha
Brockley Jack
Toby Wynn-Davies
2018, Three Sisters, Vershinin
Jack Studio, Brockley
Hannah Victory
2018, Three Sisters, Natasha
The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Christopher Tester
2018, The White Rose (Nom. Best Production - Off West End Awards), Robert Mohr
Jack Studio
Laurel Marks
Laurel Marks
Technical Operator
2018, The White Rose, Stage Manager/Technical Operator
Freddie Cambanakis
2018, The White Rose, Fritz Hartnagel
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Alistair Lax
Alistair Lax
Sound Designer
2018, The White Rose, Sound Designer
The Brockley Jack
Lucy Ioannou
Lucy Ioannou
Actor
2018, The White Rose, Sophie Scholl
The Brockley Jack Theatre
Alex Stevens
Alex Stevens
Actor
2018, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, Willi Graf
Jack Studio Theatre

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Alternative Company Names

Arrows & Traps Theatre, Arrows & Traps Theatre Company, Arrows & Traps Theatre Company Ltd