The entrance to a lobster pot never closes; it remains open, but once inside, the lobster just can’t find its way out again. Arthropoda is a show about how we identify our traps, and if we manage to do so, how we can find ways to escape them. This gripping and visually arresting piece of circus theatre tells of the unravelling of a relationship, entangled in the psychological pitfalls of societal and systematic sexism. The piece explores the way in which toxic and abusive dynamics can remain hidden to those experiencing them, when experienced amidst the complex mass of other relationship dynamics. Through an array of stunning visual theatre and circus techniques including Cyr wheel, and aerial theatre Arthropoda navigates challenging questions about whether we can or should support a partner with dark and violent emotions, and how to identify when those emotions spill over into something altogether more dangerous.