Insofar as it is humanly possible for any one person to know everything that is happening at the VAULT Festival this year, I present a handful of my recommendations for 2020.
There’s nothing quite like being smacked around the head by the brilliance of a theatre company and that was my experience the first time I saw Out of the Forest Theatre with their striking take on the story of Lizzie Borden – Bury the Hatchet. So, of course, I was delighted to find their newest show popping up as part of the London Horror Festival at the Old Red Lion.
Most people know Jean-Luc Godard’s famous maxim: “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” Theatremaker Louise Orwin uses this quote as a jumping-off point to explore this dynamic in cinema and culture, and the way they feed each other.
On the one hand, that the VAULT Festival has expanded to over 300 shows running over eight weeks is fantastic news for the emerging theatremakers that it supports.
Co-director of Over The Limit Theatre, Cullen brings a one-man show to The Vaults Festival as well as three new works. You Having Olaf is a monologue, a comedy routine, in many ways carefully thought over and in others indicative that Cullen’s attention may have been elsewhere at this festival.