Bear Trap Theatre Company & The Alchemist present

the 10th anniversary production of the multi-award winning play 


by Jesse Briton

Bound follows the fortunes of six trawler-men from Devon as they embark on one final voyage. Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, ageing fishing trawler 'The Violet' is forced out into treacherous weather. Defying storms, friendships, and their lives ashore, will they lose more than a way of life...

A sea-bleached tragedy of maritime decline told with traditional sea shanties.

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Bound was first performed as a student production at East 15 Acting School’s Debut Festival in early 2010. Later that year it premiered at Edinburgh Fringe where it played to sold out houses throughout it’s month run. In 2011 the production transferred to headline the Holden Street Theatre’s programme for the Adelaide Fringe, before returning to the UK to undergo its first national tour and a sold out run at Southwark Playhouse. Further UK touring followed in 2012 and 2016 a production was licensed for the L.A. fringe.

During its 2010 - 2012 productions Bound won a Fringe First, Herald Angel, Herald Little Devil, Holden Street Theatres Award, Clonmell Best Theatre Show, NSDF and Methuen Edinburgh Emerging Artists' Competition, Off West End Theatre Award for Best Choreographer, Adelaide Critics Choice Award and Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Performer. A subsequent 2016 production at the L.A. Fringe was awarded Critics Choice.

With the current political and economical climate with friendships both in the UK and Internationally at breaking point. This landmark production for Bear Trap Theatre company will be restaged to mark its 10 year anniversary, featuring a number of the original award winning cast and creatives. The production is in memory of Thomas Bennet an original & integral part of Bound.


Writer/Director | Jesse Briton

Musical Director | Joe Darke

Movement Director | Jess Boyd

Design | Buddug James Jones

Other creatives and Cast to be announced. 


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