Tristan Bates Theatre

Locked Up

Bear In The Air Productions present Locked Up written by Heather Simpkin and directed by James McAndrew

Tuesday 10th - Saturday 28th July 2018

19.45pm (Saturday matinees at 14.30pm)

Press Night: Thursday 12th July

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)

Tickets: £15 (£12.50 concessions)

Dark, wryly humorous and scarily relevant

LOCKED UP marks Heather Simpkin’s professional London début as a powerful, bold new playwright. Two men are trapped in a confined space which they interpret as their cell.  Since being taken against their will, the only world that exists for them is that cell and an enigmatic White Room where there are few clues to their immediate predicament... 

Desperation grows as Declan and ‘Topher try to find a way out and discover answers to their questions.  As the tension builds both characters reflect upon each other and their situation.  Will they buckle under the strain of emotional endurance or can they remain rational enough to piece together the twists and turns of their absurd situation?

LOCKED UP is a powerful, slickly written story that explores trust, betrayal and comradeship in times of trouble.  It directly engages with the current political and social landscape whilst addressing the nature of integrity and honesty in everyone, from the most powerful to the voiceless and vulnerable in society.  Poignant and punchy new writing.  A must see new play.



Declan: Samuel Ranger

Topher: Conor Cook



Director: James McAndrew

Playwright: Heather Simpkin