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Strongbox, The

A story of domestic servitude and abuse of power.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Target Audience: Young Adult, Adult
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! VAULT Origins Award (2018)
A story of domestic servitude and abuse of power, as authoritarian Kat, her ageing mother, Ma, and their teenaged slave, Maudie, jostle for power – and affection – in their dilapidated London home.

The Strongbox by Stephanie Jacob was first performed as part of the 2018 VAULT Festival, London, where it was the winner of a VAULT Origins Award for outstanding new work from the theatre programme.

Available in the collection Plays from VAULT 3.


"Slowly untangles a tense power dynamic between [its characters]… menacingly volatile."

 Exeunt Magazine

Premiere Production: VAULT Festival, London, 2018.
  • Casting: 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Good role(s) for female performers, All Female