Unearthed remount

By Alys Metcalf, directed by Kim Pearce. Based on an original story by Lizzie Stables & Alys Metcalf.

Folio in association with St James Theatre & Trowbridge Town Hall

On their 18th birthday, twins Ben and Eliza bury a time capsule in the Somerset countryside to mark the occasion and cement their bond, but the day goes horribly wrong.

Some years later, the two siblings, now estranged and living far apart, are forced back together on a quest to honour the unusual wishes in their late father’s will.

They find themselves thrown into absurd and ludicrous situations and forced to confront a few home truths, on an enlightening mission that will reignite past memories and dig up some well-buried secrets…

Unearthed has enjoyed two successful tours (both supported by ACE) playing at venues including Salisbury Playhouse, Hull Truck, St James Theatre, Trowbridge Arts, Pound Arts, The Brewhouse Theatre, The Arcola, The New Wimbledon, South Hill Park & Cheltenham Everyman.

The production received 5* and 4* reviews and was subsequently listed in The Guardian as one of their readers’ favourite shows of 2015. ​To read the full article on The Guardian’s website, please follow this link​

​​Development and two tours supported by ACE and in support of Carers Trust.

2016 remount tour supported by ACE, Mortimer and Sackler Foundation,Split Infinitive, The John Thaw Foundation and our Friends.

Previous tour dates

18 March 2016 Trowbridge Town Hall

22 March 2016 Salisbury Playhouse (Salberg Theatre)

24 - 26 March 2016 Cheltenham Everyman

29 March 2016 St James Theatre, London Victoria

1 - 2 April 2016 Hull Truck Theatre

“An odds-on winner – complex, compassionate, warm, witty and poignant"
Remote Goat
"Theatre at its best"
Guardian Readers' Favourite Shows of 2015
“A must see… a masterpiece”
Swindon Advertiser



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Lizzie Stables


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Chris Ashby



Edward Mitchell


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Alana Ramsey


Creative team

Playwright: Alys Metcalf

Director: Kim Pearce

Associate Director:  Hannah Joss

Lighting Designer: Miguel Figuero

Sound Designer: Pete Malkin

Production Manager:  Rosin Symes

Set & Costume Design: Amelia J Hankin

Stage Manager: Beatrice Carpineta

Production Photography: James Kennan / Paul Blakemore