Ross McGregor

Artistic Director

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.


Christopher Tester


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.



company core actors

Anne Lister (1810)

Cornelia Baumann

TARO (Gerta Pohorylle)

Gentleman Jack (Anne Lister)

Dracula (Renfield)

The White Rose (Else Gebel)

Three Sisters (Olga)

Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

Twelfth Night (Olivia)
Othello (Emilia)
Macbeth (Lady Macbeth)
Anna Karenina (Dolly)
Titus Andronicus (Marcia Andronicus)
Taming Of The Shrew (Baptista)

Lucy Ioannou

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)

Benjamin Garrison

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Charles Chaplin)

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Laurel Marks

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Virginia Cherrill)

TARO (Ruth Cerf)

Gentleman Jack (Isabella Norcliffe)

Conor Moss

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)
Dracula (Jonathan Harker)
The White Rose (Alexander Schmorell) 
Three Sisters (Baron Tuzenbach)

Gabrielle Nellis-Pain

Jekyll & Hyde (Imogen Poole)

John Lister

Will Pinchin

Jekyll & Hyde (Henry Jekyll)
One Giant Leap (Howard Lipchik)
The White Rose (Hans Scholl)
Frankenstein (The Creature)

Charlie Ryall

Jekyll & Hyde (Hayley Lanyon)
One Giant Leap (Carol Cooper)

Alex Stevens

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)
Macbeth (Malcolm)
Titus Andronicus (Demetrius)

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Mariana Belcombe
Christopher Rawson

Christopher Tester

Jekyll & Hyde (Edward Hyde)
One Giant Leap (Edward Price)
Dracula (Dracula)
The White Rose (Robert Mohr)
Frankenstein (Victor)
Crime & Punishment (Raskolnikov)

Beatrice Vincent

TARO (Greta Garbo)
Gentleman Jack (Mariana Belcombe)
Dracula (Mina Murray)
The White Rose (Traute Lafrenz)
Three Sisters (Assistant Director)
Frankenstein (Fanny Imlay)

Toby Wynn-Davies

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Sydney Chaplin)  Gentleman Jack (Christopher Rawson)
TARO (Heinrich Pohorylle)
Three Sisters (Colonel Vershinin)


Associate Practitioners


Andy Flynn

Video Designer

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Davor Tovarlaza

Production Photography


"arrows & traps [are] a shining example of how to do fringe theatre"

Ian Foster, Ought To Be Clowns

Photography by The Ocular Creative


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