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Writer and Creator
Rachael Young
Sound and Composition
Alicia Jane Turner
Rosie Elnile
Season Butler
22 Jan - 12 Mar 2021

THIRST TRAP is now officially sold out.


THIRST TRAP is a sound and instruction-led theatre experience, delivered to your home by bicycle, for you to experience in your own bath, in your own time.  


This is a new project commissioned by Fuel, with the support of Help Musicians, the Sura Medura Residency, and LIFT. A collaboration between Rachael Young, composer Alicia Jane Turner, dramaturg Season Butler, and a cohort of researchers and real people who are affected by climate change in 2020. 

Part-narrative and part-meditation, THIRST TRAP is a 30 min sound piece for audiences to listen to in the bath along with an experience pack of resources to change their physical environment, connecting closely with their personal environment and relationship with their bodies. 

THIRST TRAP delves into our fear surrounding the possible outcomes of rising temperatures and our feelings of powerlessness against a capitalist government that continually fail to act quickly enough on matters concerning the climate. Rachael is exploring our relationship to water, its peaceful and calming property, and its ability to destroy and wipe out and draw parallels with man’s ability to do the same. 



What You Need 

  • 1x hour on your own time 
  • 1x bathtub  
  • 1x bath towel 
  • 1x sound device (ideally this would be a phone, an iPad, or tablet) 
  • Wifi to connect to a digital audience file 
  • 1x cup of water (optional depends on your thirst levels) 


How It Works 

You can experience the London premiere of THIRST TRAP by booking a delivery date that corresponds with your home address.  

On the day of the delivery, you will receive a small package from a cyclist as well as a link to a digital audio file. You will have 2 weeks to access the digital audio file – the rest is yours to keep.  

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and related slower manufacturing and postal services, we’re experiencing some delays as we prepare your experience. We’re really sorry for that, and we hope you understand the challenges of the context we’re working in. Deliveries will be made the week of 1 March 2021.


We will be in touch with ticket holders next week with an updated delivery date for your package. In the meantime, thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Please contact if the delay causes any problems e.g. if you might be at a different address.


Creative Team 


Rachael Young, Writer, and Creator

Rachael is an award-winning artist, and writer based between London and Nottingham. Her interdisciplinary performance practice exists on the boundaries between live art, dance, contemporary theatre, and socially engaged projects. Her work creates spaces for intersectional narratives and forms to evolve and be heard.

Alicia Jane Turner, Sound Designer

Alicia is a Composer, Sound Designer, and Performer (electronics/violin/guitar/piano) whose work spans contemporary theatre, new classical music, and live art.

Rosie Elnile, Designer

Rosie is an associate artist at the Gate Theatre in London and winner of the best designer award at The Stage Debut Awards in 2017. Her credits at the Gate Theatre include The Ridiculous Darkness, Unknown Island, and the Convert.

Season Butler, Dramaturg

Season is a London-based Writer, Performance Artist, Teacher, and an academic working in literary fiction, performance, collage, and installation. She is an associate producer of the I’m With You art collective, concerned with performance and queer domesticity. Butler’s approach is grounded in anti-racist, anti-capitalist, intersectional feminism.

Sharon D. Clarke, Narrator

Sharon is a three-time Olivier Award-winning actress and singer with a catalogue of performances in theatre, television and film under her belt. In 2017 Sharon received an MBE for Services to Drama. 

Adura Onashile, Director

Adura Onashile is an award-winning Glasgow-based artist. She has been a part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase and has worked with companies such as Untitled Projects, Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Chicago Shakespeare Company, and St Anne’s Warehouse, New York. She has premiered two productions, HeLa and Expensive S***t at The Edinburgh fringe festival, winning a Fringe First, Edinburgh Guide Best Scottish Contribution to Drama, and TOTAL and Amnesty nominations.

Climate Justice Consultant: Suzanne Dhaliwal  

Access Assistant: Kaleya Baxe 

Animation and Artwork: Nick Cobby