TRAPPED is inspired by events surrounding the monumental collapse of the San Jose Mine, Chile in 2010. The world watched as 33 miners, trapped underground for 69 terrifying days, were winched to safety. Incredibly, they all survived.

In confined underground spaces Experiential combine intense physical theatre, a potent atmosphere and clever lighting to create a world which is horrifying in its darkness but which offers hope and light for the future.

A haunting soundscape and original live music add to the power of this experiential journey. Music is performed live by singer songwriter Hayley Youell who has written a song about yearning specifically for this tour of TRAPPED.

TRAPPED is guaranteed to send shivers down the spine of every audience member.

Trapped is a promenade performance like no other I have experienced – notably for its power and capacity to surprise.

Graham Watts

2018 Tour Dates

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield – 5, 6, 7.30 & 8.30pm on the 26th & 27th April or calling: 01924 848806
Killhope Mine, Durham – 28th – 30th June
Pooles Cavern, Buxton – 18th – 21st July
St. Hilda’s Colliery, South Shields – 13th – 15th September
Glasgow Train Station – 23rd & 24th September
(Showing 3-4 times per day, times to be confirmed)
Capacity is extremely limited so booking in advance by following the links is highly recommended


Choreographer: Rachel Johnson

Performers: Alex Rowland, Luke Rigg, Joseph Delaney

Live Musician/Composer: Hayley Youell

Lighting Designer & Technician: Michael Mannion

Lighting Designer & Coder: Grzegorz Zajac

Images by: Joseph Armitage – Boneshaker Photography

Producer: Rosie Watt – Spin Arts

Commissioned by: Arts Council England, Anglo Chilean Society, National Union of Mineworkers, Durham Council, Killhope Mine, Northern Heartlands, Indepen-Dance, Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust, South Shields Council, Pooles Cavern, Glasgow Central Tours, and Alderson Law

Special thanks to the support of Arts Council England, Chilean Anglo Society The Crypt Gallery, Victoria Tunnels, White Scar Cave, Trinity Laban, Pure Arts, Joe Armitage, Alderson Law, Spin Arts and to all those who supported our crowd fund with Phundee.









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