Imagine a place where thoughts are overheard and dreams are monitored; where intimate letters get scanned and a warped sense of reality rules over reason. In our surveillance-obsessed times, TrAPPED explores notions of personal freedom.
Unfolding like a film, TrAPPED tells the stories of five characters in a surreal Kafkaesque landscape. Subtly, a commentary emerges on the CCTV-laden world of today and the bygone era of the German Democratic Republic.
A tragicomic world, both poetic and dark, is evoked through original music, spoken word, contemporary mime and striking choreography that ingeniously uses set and props.
Previewed at the Mercury Theatre Colchester and the New Wolsey Ipswich, before touring in Spring and Autumn 2009 to theatres including: LABAN and The Place, London, Riley Theatre Leeds; Merlin Theatre Frome; Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Lakeside Theatre Nottingham; Lincoln Arts Centre; ARC Stockton-on-Tees and The Junction, Cambridge. Nine days of consecutive performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Funded by Arts Council England East and Escalator East to Edinburgh.
Supported by Laban Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester.