UNEARTHED by Alys Metcalf

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...

 "An odds on winner"



 "theatre at its best"

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​


Written by: Alys Metcalf

Based on a story by: Lizzie Stables & Alys Metcalf

Directed by: Kim Pearce 
Lizzie Stables - Eliza
Jeremy Lloyd - Ben

Chris Ashby - Ben
Edward Mitchell – Simon
Alana Ramsey - Daisy


Associate Director: Hannah Joss

Set & Costume Design: Amelia J Hankin

Lighting Design: Miguel Figuero

Sound Design: Pete Malkin

Production Manager: Rosin Symes

Stage Manager: Beatrice Carpineta

Production photography: James Kennan/Paul Blakemore

Folio in association with The Brewhouse and Carers Trust

based on a story by Lizzie Stables and Alys Metcalf

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