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Bear Trap and ​Kosky Productions ​in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

A Pupil

By Jesse Briton

Directed by Jessica Daniels
Composed by Colin Sell
★★★★ Ham & High
★★★★ London Theatre1
★★★★ Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ Stage Review
★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall

In a dilapidated North London bedsit, disgraced former violinist Ye is preparing to end her life. The surprise arrival of Simona, an aspiring musician and wealthy heiress, throws her plans into disarray. Together the pair embark on a series of lessons that will test the limits of friendship, music, and success.

Fringe First-winning Bear Trap Theatre celebrate their 8th anniversary with a new play by Evening Standard Award-nominated writer Jesse Briton.

Directed by Jessica Daniels (Resident Director, Girl From the North Country) and featuring live classical music and original compositions by Colin Sell (I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Radio 4).

A World Premiere at Park Theatre merging classical concert and new writing.


'A special play which deserves full houses' ★★★★ Ham & High

'Intensely dark, really delivers a punch.' ★★★★ London Theatre1 

'Flora Spencer-Longhurst, as Simona, is a real theatrical force' ★★★★ Spy In The Stalls

'Brilliantly rich and diverse performances from its all-female cast.' Love London Love Culture.

'Exquisite playing by Flora Spencer- Longhurst' ★★★★ Stage Review 

‘Absolutely beautiful... a gifted actor-musician.’ ★★★★ Breaking The Forth Wall

'Stunning musical performances in play that portrays an intense relationship between a teacher and a student' Camden New Journal

‘A really deep well of emotion and ambiguity… makes it a fine evening... Flora Spencer-Longhurst is excellent as Simona’ Sierz 

‘A thrilling drama with a fascinating narrative... punchy and humorous’ North West End

'Spencer-Longhurst is wonderfully sharp as Simona' Fairy Powered Productions