THE AMBER TRAP
BY TABITHA MORTIBOY
24 APRIL - 18 MAY 2019
“COME HERE. COME CLOSER. I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING…”
Katie and her girlfriend Hope work at their local corner shop. The bell tinkles as familiar feet tread into the aisles, the sign swings gently from open to closed and they steal kisses beside tins of baked beans and instant noodles. For Katie, the little shop is a sanctuary. A place where she can hold onto Hope without anybody watching. So when new employee Michael arrives, everything unravels.
He’s lovely. He can juggle. He can name every bone in the human body. But as Michael is tugged into the tight-knit universe of the corner shop, the sands start to shift and the air begins to thicken.
Written by Tabitha Mortiboy and directed by Hannah Hauer-King, Damsel Productions presents The Amber Trap, a chilling portrait of craving and control.
Director Hannah Hauer-King
Producer Kitty Wordsworth
Designer Jasmine Swan
Lighting Designer Lucy Adams
Sound Designer Annie May Fletcher
Production Manager Zara Janmohamed
Stage Manager Katie Bachtler
Associate Producer George Jaques
Assistant Director Anastasia Bruce-Jones
Assistant Producer Katie Paterson
Assistant Production Manager Emma Dobson
Assistant Stage Manager Kat Wellman
Fanta Barrie as HOPE
Jenny Bolt as JO
Misha Butler as MICHAEL
Olivia Rose Smith as KATIE