Company Members




Meet The Team

Ross McGregor


Artistic Director

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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 & CHAPLIN: Birth of a Tramp.

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 & CHAPLIN: Birth of a Tramp. 


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.


Chris Tester


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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.


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company core actors

Associate Practitioners

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Pearce Sampson as Orsino & Pippa Caddick as Viola
Cornelia Baumann as Mary Shelley
Pearce Sampson as Jesus
Christopher Tester as Raskolnikov
Claire Bowman as Masha
Adam Elliott as Malvolio
Jean Apps as Queen Duncan
Cornelia Baumann as Lady Macbeth & David Paisley as Macbeth
Christopher Tester as Victor
Gareth Kearns as Curtis
Adam Elliott as Karenin
Pearce Sampson as The Porter
Stephen MacNeice as Kulygin
Pearce Sampson as Solyony
Cornelia Baumann as Olivia
Christopher Tester as Raskolnikov
Pippa Caddick & David Paisley
Stephen MacNeice as Porfiry
Adam Elliott as Judas
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Richard Baker

Musical Direction


Sarah Case

Voice Coach


Andy Flynn

Video Designer

Publicity Artwork

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Davor Tovarlaza

Production Photography

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