Trap Street

It's 1961 and the concrete's just been poured for a brand new housing estate.

It’s beautiful, not because of the clean lines, indoor toilets and wide windows, but because the idea behind it is beautiful. This is the future, and it's for everyone. It's 2018 and the last tower of the estate is about to come down. The dream that saw it built has long since died and now the estate has to follow suit to make way for new buildings, based on new ideas. This is the future, whether you like it or not.

The new show from award-winning Kandinsky brings the company's trademark theatrical inventiveness to city life through the maps that have tried to define it. Trap Street explores a community trying to find its way in a landscape shaped by power.

This production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Unity Theatre Trust, The Foyle Foundation and the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund. 


Kandinsky is a multi-award winning theatre company with a national and international reputation for exciting, inventive new work.

Previous productions have twice won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award and been shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Award; recently, Dog Show won the Peter Brook Festival Award 2015 and the OffWestEnd Award for Best Ensemble.

Kandinsky are writer Al Smith, Complicite Associate director James Yeatman and producer Lauren Mooney.

As part of New Diorama's new season Kandisnky will also present STILL ILL in January 2018.

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★★★★ "An intricately-layered, exquisitely detailed piece from rising stars Kandinsky" Time Out

★★★★ "the kind of theatre which tickles its audience: accessible, inventive, entertaining" Exeunt

★★★★★ "Breathtaking stuff… an enormously affecting bit of theatre" London City Nights