Fanta Barrie plays Hope in the world première of Tabitha Mortiboy’s The Amber Trap, directed by Hannah Hauer-King at Theatre503.

The Amber Trap opens on 29 April at Theatre503, with previews from 24 April and runs until 18 May.

You’re appearing in The Amber Trap at Theatre503, what can you tell us about it? 

The Amber Trap follows a female couple (Katie and Hope) who work in Jo’s corner shop in Sale Manchester. A new boy is employed and we see a change of dynamic in the shop – vague telling of the story, but why ruin the plot!

How would you describe your character?

Hope is feisty, goofy, short tempered but ever so loyal.

What do you like most about Hope?

I adore Hope’s love and devotion for her girlfriend Katie. She’d do anything to make her smile, she’s confident, and happy to stick up for herself, she isn’t afraid to be herself. But like all of us has an insecurity and vulnerability that makes her relatable.

What have you enjoyed most about Tabitha Mortiboy’s writing?

You just never know where the story was going to take you. You think you’re going down one path and end at another.

Why is Theatre503 the ideal venue for The Amber Trap?

Its set in one place, and the space is very small and intimate. It’s perfect for The Amber Trap because the audience will feel like a fly on a wall.

What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to see The Amber Trap?

It’s an exciting show that keeps you on your toes. Allows you to laugh, maybe cry and be surprised!

Greg is an award-winning writer with a huge passion for theatre. He has appeared on stage, as well as having directed several plays in his native Scotland. Greg is the founder and editor of Theatre Weekly


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