If Taro is to be Arrows & Traps’ final production, then it’s a hell of a high note to go out on. Bringing together so much of what has made them an enjoyable and enlightening company to follow.
Taro focuses on an incredible life honoured by a gorgeous, goosebump-inducing production – you really don’t want to miss this one.
Written and directed by Ross McGregor, Gentleman Jack looks at the truth behind a woman who was a pioneer in entrepreneurship, mountaineering and in some ways ‘a modern lesbian’.
it is pleasing to see that Ross McGregor’s new play Gentleman Jack respects its subject enough to give a full picture of their life.
Gentleman Jack shines a light not only on Anne Lister’s life and legacy as both a woman and a lesbian, but also on the rigid 19th century attitudes that she set out to challenge.
Arrows and Traps make a triumphant return following their adaptation of The White Rose in this atmospheric adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Arrows and Traps Theatre Company has followed up last year’s autumnal treat of Frankenstein with a new adaptation of Dracula.
Adaptor/director Ross McGregor turning to Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula makes sense, not least as it offers ample opportunity for Arrows & Traps to refresh its rather dustily antiquated take on gender.
Arrow and Traps’ re-telling of the story of The White Rose is apt in times of increased authoritarianism around the world. In Sophie Scholl, the most famous and youngest member to executed by the Nazi Government for treason, Lucy Ionnou shows us the human behind the activist.
For all the weight of the subject, The White Rose is engagingly and captivatingly staged, losing none of the visual inventiveness that has characterised so much of Arrows & Traps’ previous work.
One of the things I love about the Glass Splinters evenings is the variety of hitherto ‘unknown’ stories that are unearthed. Far from being recent participants in world events, Glass Splinters shows women have always been at the forefront of scientific discoveries, cultural revolutions and literary milestones.
Have you caught the Arrows & Traps’ “fearlessly inventive” adaptation of Frankenstein? The production has been nominated for two Offies – Best Director for Ross McGregor and Best Supporting Actor for Will Pinchin as the Creature – and is now continuing at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre on 21 October 2017. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes, as well as buzz …
Chances are that Arrows & Traps’ version of Frankenstein will disarm you and make you consider it anew as it introduces a new, crucial character into the narrative – Mary Shelley herself.