Past Projects

These productions were created independently by Emma Higham, Lisa Peck and Brighton Laboratory. They bring together the experiences and interests which will fuel RAPT's future work.


May-June 2017

A powerful new play performed at Oval House, London and the Brighton Festival.

Written by Phil Davies (Firebird, Hampstead Theatre) and performed by graduates of the Brit School.

She’s a demigod. A mystic demigod

When a peaceful politician is slain on the streets of Vida’s hometown, she’s deeply affected. The atrocity triggers a journey of descent where she risks self-destruction in a bid to confront the rise in bigotry and fascism. Just as she feels most alone, she discovers there are others who feel the same as her – and now the deadly potential of their combined potency is about to be unleashed.

the sun that casts no shadows

May 2013

The Brighton Laboratory's debut production, The Sun That Casts No Shadows, was an adaptation of Albert Camus' classic novel, The Outsider.

The show premiered at the Brighton Festival, 2013, at the seafront bar & club, The Volks and was nominated for The Latest awards 'Best Theatrical Production'.


The house Project

MAY 2014 & 2015

The house is 'for sale'.

In the garage, sisters sort remnants of family life into job lots; upstairs a son, long disappeared, plays the haunting music of Nick Drake.

Have you ever looked through a window into someone else's world? 

Brighton Laboratory's 2014 sold out production captivated the imaginations of audiences and critics.



How do we heal? How can we move forward together? 

The piece was an adaptation of the prose poems by Maggie Nelson, Bluets involved research into the science of colour, vision and memory.

In particular the ways that developments in neuroscience help us to understand links between perception, emotion and experience.

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The Happiness Project

August-November 2015

Are we looking for happiness in all the wrong places?

A sold out Edinburgh and Roundhouse, London production exploring our understanding of happiness and well-being, devised and performed by a company of young artists, scientists and academics.


december 2016

The journeys we go on. 

The people we meet. 

The stories we tell.

From the small everyday journeys out of our armchairs to the epic journeys across countries and cultures - each one leaves a tiny trace on the traveller. 

Working with 20 older participants from Bromley by Bow Centre and Fern Street Settlement in London alongside 20 students from Old Palace and Clara Grant Primary Schools, this intergenerational theatre and film performance project explored their many stories and journeys.