Talk of the town – The Trap, Omnibus Theatre

The European premiere of acclaimed playwright Kieran Lynn’s new play The Trap is now on at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham

Set in a payday loans company, this sharp-witted comedy features a motley crew of flawed characters and takes a closer look at debt and the ethics of capitalism.

The issues explored reflect today’s economic climate, where millions of people face desperate financial struggles and all too easily fall prey to loan sharks.


The play also questions society’s complicity in creating endless cycles of debt that ensnare so many people then spend their entire lives trapped in financial misery.

The Trap was staged first in the US in April this year and follows on from Lynn’s previous comedy An Incident at the Border at the Finborough Theatre, which successfully transferred to the West End.

Marie McCarthy, Omnibus Theatre’s artistic director, said: “We are delighted to be bringing this thought-provoking production to audiences in London. Kieran’s sharp wit and detailed observations tackle pertinent issues which many will identify with.”

The play runs until November 19. Performances are at 7.30pm on weekdays and Saturdays and at 4pm on Sundays. Recommended for ages 14+. Ticket prices – £15 adults, £12 concessions.

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