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.


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company core actors


Benjamin Garrison

Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp (Charles Chaplin)

Anne Lister (1810)

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)

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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)


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)

John Lister

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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Christopher Tester

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

Mariana Belcombe

Beatrice Vincent

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

Christopher Rawson

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

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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