Katie and her girlfriend Hope work at their local corner shop, where the days pass in quiet, comfortable rhythms. But when new employee Michael arrives, the sands start to shift and the air begins to thicken.
Written by Tabitha Mortiboy (Beacons) and directed by Hannah Hauer-King (The Funeral Director, Fabric), all-female theatre company Damsel Productions (Fabric, Fury, Grotty, Dry Land) presents The Amber Trap, an unsettling portrait of devotion and control.
Intriguing but underdeveloped exploration of the male gaze on female relationships
This intriguing smalltown study takes a bizarre swerve into murderous stalker cliché
It's refreshing to see a queer relationship on stage that doesn't focus on trauma and struggle
The peaceful behind-the-counter romance of two young women is disturbed by the arrival of an outsider
The Amber Trap portrays a compelling villain, but leaves queer women’s complexities by the wayside