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"Arrows & Traps have gained a solid reputation
as one of the best repertory companies on the circuit."
LONDON PUB THEATRES

We are an award-winning, twenty-two-time OFFIE-nominated, ☆☆☆☆☆, critically-acclaimed theatre company specialising in historical new writing and bold adaptations of classic novels. 

We have produced 24 shows in seven years, all based out of London, with several tours of the UK.

Founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Ross McGregor, Arrows & Traps are the Official Associate Company at the Brockley Jack Studio, London, working in a repertory style, with an in-house company of actors and creatives.

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CURRENT SHOW

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HOLST: The Music In The Spheres

by Ross McGregor

Born into a family of musicians, England’s greatest modern composer, Gustav Holst, began his career as a humble music teacher, struggling to make ends meet.

After a crippling childhood illness robs him of his vision and his ability to hold musical instruments, he embarks on one final desperate effort to write the great work that will define him and classical music forever: "The Planets Suite".

"The Music In The Spheres" tells the story of the man behind the music, as he challenges an elitist industry that sees no space in it for people like him.  A courageous story of struggle, discovery and the need to be understood.

"The Music In The Spheres" is part one of Arrows & Traps new repertory season: "The Dyer’s Hand".

 

PAYNE: The Stars Are Fire

by Ross McGregor

Set five years after the events of "The Music In The Spheres", "The Stars Are Fire" follows the phenomenal true story of one of Holst’s most brilliant students – Cecilia Payne – as she begins her groundbreaking work in astronomy at Harvard Observatory in 1923.

One of the first trailblazing women to receive a PhD in the United States, Cecilia soon makes a discovery that turns everything humanity knows about the universe completely on its head, and she must decide whether to fight or fall as powerful authorities try to silence her.

"The Stars Are Fire" is the powerful story of England’s most pioneering scientific explorer, telling a bold-hearted romance about one woman’s love affair with the stars.

"The Stars Are Fire" is part two of Arrows & Traps new repertory season: "The Dyer’s Hand".

Able to be seen individually as two independent stories, or taken as a single epic narrative experience, "The Dyer’s Hand Season" presents two interlinking plays,
told on alternating nights by a single cast, and produced by the award-winning
and critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps Theatre.

 

News and Updates

Arrows and Traps Theatre Company is fortunate to have an incredible opportunity to make work which is both challenging and artistically fulfilling . Yet, none of what they do would be as meaningful without an audience to share it with. Stay up to date on all the latest news about the productions, events, and community work they are involved with by having a look at the articles below.

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OUT NOW

Arrows & Traps return with

TALKING GODS​

A Season of Modern Greek Myths

WATCH NOW, ON DEMAND

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Interview with Artistic Director

 

Ross McGregor on "Talking Gods"

THE UPCOMING