About The Trap


Dan Mersh, Jeremy Limb and Paul Litchfield began working together as THE TRAP in 2000. Since then they have created four highly acclaimed live shows under the title THE TRAP as well as the hugely popular BAD PLAY, a spoof of all that's bad about earnest theatre.

The Trap’s various credits include HARRY ENFIELD AND CHUMS (BBC1), 15 STOREYS HIGH (BBC2 & Radio 4), PEOPLE LIKE US (BBC2), HOME AGAIN (BBC1), MY HERO (BBC1), THE ARMANDO IANNUCCI CHARM OFFENSIVE (Radio 4), LIVING WITH THE ENEMY (Radio 4)PLAY WISTY FOR ME: THE LIFE OF PETER COOK (Nominated for LWT New Writing Award), VIDEOMOUTH(VH1), THE MILK RUN (Radio 1), THE IN CROWD (Radio 4) and lots of adverts.

"Breathtakingly funny… the apex of comic invention" www.chortle.co.uk (2002)

"One of the most innovative sketch groups around. At their best they are untouchable" www.chortle.co.uk (2003)

"Deliciously subversive... sheer comedic genius" The Scotsman

"A fantastic show that's worth the ticket price for the ending alone "***** 3 Weeks

"Faultless execution…we just didn't want them to stop" BBC Online

"Terrific…thoroughly original" Richard Whiteley