by Alys Metcalf

Folio in association with The Brewhouse and Carers Trust

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​

Previous tour dates

5 - 6 May 2015 New Wimbledon Studio

7 May 2015  Trowbridge Town Hall

8 May 2015 Pound Arts

9 May 2015  Victoria Hall Radstock

11 May 2015  Bike Shed Exeter

13 - 16 May 2015 Brewhouse Theatre Taunton

20 May 2015 Swindon Arts Centre

21 - 22 May 2015  South Hill Park

23 May 2015  Rondo Theatre Bath

24 May 2015  Arcola Theatre London

“Unearthed represented young adult carers’ stories in a really honest way, while bringing lightness and humour to a serious subject matter”
The Guardian – readers favourite stage shows 2015
“An odds-on winner – complex, compassionate, warm, witty and poignant"
Remote Goat
“A must see…a masterpiece”
Swindon Advertiser
David Suchet

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Lizzie Stables


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Jeremy Lloyd



Edward Mitchell


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Alana Ramsey



Daisy May

Development Cast

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Shaun Mckee

Development Cast

Creative team

Playwright: Alys Metcalf

Director: Kim Pearce

Associate Director:  Hannah Joss

Lighting Designer:  Miguel Figuero

Sound Designer:  Pete Malkin

Production Manager:  Rosin Symes

Stage Manager:  Beatrice Carpineta

Set & Costume Design:  Amelia J Hankin

Production Photography:  James Kennan/Paul Blakemore