Bear Trap Theatre presents
by Jesse Briton
★★★★★ ”It’s one of the most accomplished pieces of debut playwriting that I’ve seen in a long time. The six-strong cast create fascinatingly detailed characters… Briton directs his own work to perfection. A canny film producer could do worse than look into the rights. It’s that good’
★★★★★ ’Southwark Playhouse’s inimitable, dank vault provides the perfect setting… The six-strong cast is sensational throughout… the venue’s acoustics lend themselves marvellously to the wistful, note-perfect singing of old sea shanties… a compelling and moving piece of theatre’
‘The ensemble playing is incredibly taut… Southwark Playhouse’s shadowy, brick-walled Vault serves the piece particularly well as a space’
Six actors, five chairs, one table and an ocean…
Bound follows the fortunes of six trawlermen from Devon as they embark on one final voyage. Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, fishing trawler ‘The Violet’ is forced out into treacherous weather. Competing against the overpowering force of nature, the tribulations of life with the opposite sex and each other’s egos, will they lose more than a way of life?
‘bursting with fresh talent’ The Times
‘an emotional storm’ The Telegraph
‘beautifully thought-out piece of work… performed with real dynamism.’ The Guardian
The Vault is a large untreated performance space in the Victorian arches beneath London Bridge Train Station and as such can get a bit chilly. Although we do everything we can to ensure audience comfort we’d advise to bring along jumper just in case!
(music and movement)
Seth Rook Williams