ARROWS & TRAPS
Ross has a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing from Warwick University, and a Masters in Theatre Direction from the UEA.
His directing credits for Arrows & Traps include: Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, Taming Of The Shrew, Titus Andronicus, Anna Karenina, Macbeth, The Gospel According To Philip, Twelfth Night, Othello, Crime & Punishment, Frankenstein, Three Sisters, The White Rose, Gentleman Jack, TARO, One Giant Leap & The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde.
His other directing credits include The Crucible (National Tour), A Doll's House (National Tour), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (National Tour), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (National Tour), Twelfth Night (tour), Love's Labour's Lost (tour), Two, Northanger Abbey, Jane Eyre, The Norman Conquests, Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Wildest Dreams, Witness for the Prosecution, Steel Magnolias, Before I am Lost (Etcetera Theatre) and Persephone (Fourth Monkey).
His writing credits include Frankenstein, The White Rose, Dracula, Gentleman Jack, TARO, One Giant Leap & The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde. He is a four-time Off West End Award Nominee and was nominated in 2019 for a Standing Ovation Award by LPT Magazine for Writing & Direction.
Originally from upstate New York, Will Pinchin is currently completing a Practice as Research PhD with Central School of Speech and Drama, entitled, “Myth within Contemporary mask Praxis”. Will trained in the Lecoq pedagogy at the London International School of Performing Arts, between 2004 and 2006. Will is co-artistic director of Grafted Cede Theatre, which he founded in 2007 with Dorie Kinnear. Grafted Cede’s premier production, Nobody’s Home: a modern Odyssey, has toured throughout the UK and America, receiving multiple five-star reviews at the Edinburgh and Brighton fringe festivals. His credits as a devising actor include over 20 original productions, which have toured both nationally and internationally, and have received multiple artistic awards. As movement director, Will has collaborated with numerous companies: Black Ram Theatre Company, Barnstorm, Limbik Theatre, Theatre Temoin, and with Central School of Speech and Drama’s BA Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course. He currently enjoys teaching physical theatre for Fourth Monkey Theatre Company.
Chris graduated from the BA Acting course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, having previously read English & Theatre Studies at Warwick University.
In addition to his roles with the company, he has also performed across the UK and internationally with the Almeida Theatre, the English Touring Theatre and many others.
Chris first produced a solo adaptation of Gogol’s Diary of a Madman which received rave reviews in both London and Edinburgh.
He completed the Stage One Producer’s Workshop in 2019.
Fight & Intimacy Direction
Intimacy & Fight Direction
company core actors
TARO (Gerta Pohorylle)
Gentleman Jack (Anne Lister)
The White Rose (Else Gebel)
Three Sisters (Olga)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Twelfth Night (Olivia)
Macbeth (Lady Macbeth)
Anna Karenina (Dolly)
Titus Andronicus (Marcia Andronicus)
Taming Of The Shrew (Baptista)
Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (The Tramp)
Jekyll & Hyde (Gabrielle Utterson)
One Giant Leap (Alchamy Jones)
Gentleman Jack (Anne Lister)
TARO (Gerda Taro)
Dracula (Lucy Westenra)
The White Rose (Sophie Scholl)
Three Sisters (Fyodor Kulygin)
Crime & Punishment (Porfiry)
Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Virginia Cherrill)
TARO (Ruth Cerf)
Gentleman Jack (Isabella Norcliffe)
Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)
Dracula (Jonathan Harker)
The White Rose (Alexander Schmorell)
Three Sisters (Baron Tuzenbach)
Jekyll & Hyde (Imogen Poole)
Jekyll & Hyde (Henry Jekyll)
One Giant Leap (Howard Lipchik)
The White Rose (Hans Scholl)
Frankenstein (The Creature)
Jekyll & Hyde (Hayley Lanyon)
One Giant Leap (Carol Cooper)
One Giant Leap (Agent Harris)
TARO (David "Chim" Seymour)
Gentleman Jack (John Lister)
Dracula (Jack Seward)
The White Rose (Willi Graf)
Othello (Montano / The Duke)
Twelfth Night (Sebastian)
The Gospel According To Philip (Paul)
Titus Andronicus (Demetrius)
Jekyll & Hyde (Edward Hyde)
One Giant Leap (Edward Price)
The White Rose (Robert Mohr)
Crime & Punishment (Raskolnikov)
TARO (Greta Garbo)
Gentleman Jack (Mariana Belcombe)
Dracula (Mina Murray)
The White Rose (Traute Lafrenz)
Three Sisters (Assistant Director)
Frankenstein (Fanny Imlay)
Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Sydney Chaplin) Gentleman Jack (Christopher Rawson)
TARO (Heinrich Pohorylle)
Three Sisters (Colonel Vershinin)
"arrows & traps [are] a shining example of how to do fringe theatre"
Ian Foster, Ought To Be Clowns
Photography by The Ocular Creative