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Three desperate people take on the biggest gamble of their lives in the hope of a better future.

BOUND is a compelling, thought-provoking story of dreams and broken promises. The three find themselves bound by a dark, sad reality. They define, shape and rebel against their isolation and exploitation. It is their hope, optimism and resilience that is at the core of this powerful piece.

In a dynamic fusion of dance, circus, music, poetry, parkour and film we bring you a story of strength in adversity.

BOUND has been in the repertoire since 2013 and continues to evolve and develop. Each outing brings a new version for audiences to take something from.

“despair and compassion with moving brilliance.” Oxford Times ★★★★

“unveils stories of hope and desolation in an imaginative and articulated way.” Theatre Bubble ★★★

“If pictures are worth a thousand words, then the live experience of movement theatre of this quality must be worth a library of volumes.” Daily Info

“Not only is the movement stunning but the music and the visuals come together to very potent and disturbing effect.” Your Harlow

Devising Performers
Daniel Rejano
Luke Chadwick-Jones (2016)
Matt Mulligan (2013)
Emma Webb
Anja Meinhardt

Associate Director
Luke Rollason

Jon Ouin & Callum Wyles

Sound Designer
Callum Wyles

Film Maker
Ben Johnston

Gareth Cook / the company

Set Designer & Construction
Simon Dormon

Lights & Technical Manager
Nomi Everall

Costume Designers
Suzanne Burlton & Rachael Twyford

Graphic Designer
Brace Design

John Cairns & Jacob Sacks-Jones

Artistic Director
Anja Meinhardt

Dramaturg (in 2016)
Miranda Laurence

Mentor (2013)
Euton Daley

“Moving brilliance”

Despair and compassion with moving brilliance.

Oxford Times

“An absolute triumph”

Captivating, thought-provoking, harrowing, raw, brave… an absolute triumph, thank you.

Audience member

“Eye-opening and beautiful”

“Eye-opening and beautiful, emotional and striking piece. Thanks. What you are doing is essential.”


Audience member

“A piece to remember”

“Incredibly hard hitting but also beautifully crafted. A piece to remember.”


Audience member

“Vivid, challenging and impacting”

“Really brought the message across in a very vivid, challenging and impacting way to the problem and reality of human trafficking.”


Audience member

Video Diaries



September – (excerpt) Live Friday, Oxford
September – (discussion) OXCAT, Oxford
October – Pegasus, Oxford
October – (excerpt) Anti-slavery Day, OXCAT, Oxford


June – (excerpt) 27h Stand for Freedom
November – (excerpt) Diaspora ‘Doh Mix Meh Up’


February – Harlow Playhouse
February – Bay Theatre, Weymouth


April – The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
May – Ovalhouse, Brixton
May – (excerpt) Human Rights and Arts / OCMS lecture
June – Old Fire Station, Oxford
June – Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
November – (excerpt & panel discussion) Emerge conference, Said Business School, University of Oxford


February – Lush Summit
March – (excerpt) Emanate Showcase, Oxford
July – (excerpt) Mid Counties Cooperative Colleague Forum
September – (excerpt) Twin City Festival, Perm, Russia


January – Stantonbury Theatre
February – Bridge House Theatre
February – Jacksons Lane Theatre, London
March – mac, Birmingham
March – Cornerstone, Didcot
October – (excerpt) Press Red conference, Bristol
November – (excerpt) ASIOX fundraiser, Oxford


October – Filmed performance streamed online*


October (excerpt) – International Day Against Prostitution, Germany


*BOUND was streamed on 18th October 6pm 2020 to mark Anti-Slavery Day.

A live Q&A followed with a panel from organisations that work to raise awareness about modern slavery and protect victims.

Panel Members

Sian Lea, Managing Director Shiva Foundation
Dame Sara Thornton, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Eddie Tuttle, Director of Policy, External Affairs and Research Chartered Institute of Building
Frank Hanson, Head of Prevention and Partnerships Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Pamela Zielinski, Construction Programme Manager Stronger Together
Anja Meinhardt, Artistic Director Justice in Motion
Emma Webb, Devising Performer Justice in Motion

You can watch the Q&A using the button below