With Ben Fensome’s highly entertaining Buff director Scott Le Crass comes up with another production rich in detail and dynamism but displaying total faith in the material and the central performer. Both entities here repay that trust abundantly.
NEWS: Vault Festival cancels tenth-anniversary programme featuring 600+ shows
Organisers of London’s VAULT Festival, which was due to return this month bigger and better than ever, today announced that the entire 2022 programme has been canceled in the face of continuing uncertainty with the Omicron variant.
NEWS: Full programme released for 600+ shows in 2022 Vault Festival
The full programme is now announced for VAULT Festival 2022, which returns to London from 25 January to 20 March 2022 for its tenth anniversary.
NEWS: Vault Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with new run from 25 Jan 2022
After its Covid cancellations for the past two years, the annual VAULT Festival has announced it will return to its Waterloo home in the new year. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2022 event, produced by VAULT Creative Arts, will run from Tuesday 25 January to Sunday 20 March.
NEWS: Climate play Earth: A Children’s Story for Adults premieres on the 50th-anniversary Earth Day
Earth: A Children’s Story for Adults, a climatological allegory written by acclaimed Indian playwright Kashyap Raja, will premiere in London on the 50th-anniversary Earth Day on 22 April 2020. It runs for four performances only at The Vaults until 25 April. Time to get booking!
‘Immersive brilliantness’: JEKYLL & HYDE – Vault Festival ★★★★
A theatrical adventure taking in both the virtual and real world, Jekyll and Hyde at the Vaults is fantastically put together and orchestrated.
‘Honest, heartfelt & informative’: SPLINTERED – Vault Festival
Big, bold and colourful, yet Splintered never forgets to draw focus on the struggles that queer women from Trinidad and Tobago go through in coming out.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Peek into the rehearsal room for VAULT Festival show Essence
Meet the new odd couple on the block, Laquaya and Elyot (performers Nina Barker-Francis and Timothy O’Hara) with rehearsal pictures from Essence, which premieres at VAULT Festival next month. Book your tickets now!
NEWS: Sarah Henley debuts odd couple comedy Essence at VAULT Festival
Tale of unlikely friends thrown together by circumstance, Essence will premiere at VAULT Festival, London’s biggest, boldest and wildest arts and entertainment festival. Book your tickets now!
WATCH An Act of God post-show Q&A video: Is the Almighty a peri-menopausal woman… like Zoe Lyons?
How do you get SIX MILLION followers on Twitter? As someone who spends all day most days on social media, I’m staggered by the very notion. It must require divine intervention… of sorts. David Javerbaum has achieved it.
‘Razor sharp in terms of comedy timing’: AN ACT OF GOD – The Vaults ★★★★
David Javerbaum’s hilarious comedy An Act Of God effectively brings the ten commandments into the 21st century.
Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Lungs, Botticelli in the Fire, Sinatra: Raw, Ages Of The Moon & more
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 27 October 2019). Maryam Philpott is gripped by the work of Claire Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs at The Old Vic…
‘If you’re a Sam Shepard fan, it’s a must’: AGES OF THE MOON – The Vaults
You’d be hard pressed to see a better version of Sam Shepard’s play Ages Of The Moon.
‘We thought it’d be interesting to have these two very different but brilliant plays running next to each other’: Alexander Lass on directing The Permanent Way & Ages of the Moon at The Vaults
Director Alexander Lass has teamed up with producer Debbie Hicks on two major play productions running at The Vaults this autumn: the first-ever revival of David Hare‘s 2003 play The Permanent Way, which opened in September, and, starting performances tonight (17 October 2019), the UK premiere of Sam Shepard‘s 2009 play Ages of the Moon. We caught up with him to learn …
Southall, Ladbroke Grove, Hatfield, Potters Bar: Do you remember the train crashes in The Permanent Way?
David Hare’s award-winning 2003 verbatim drama The Permanent Way, now receiving its first major revival at The Vaults, covers four major disasters that followed railway privatisation. Do you remember Southall, Ladbroke Grove, Hatfield and Potters Bar? You should. Time to get booking!
PHOTOS: What was David Hare’s thinking when writing The Permanent Way?
Do you remember what else was happening in the world in 2003? That was the year The Permanent Way premiered, ten years after The Railway Privatisation Act. It was also the year that the US, under President George Bush and supported by the UK under Prime Minister Tony Blair, invaded Iraq. What perspective could playwright David Hare offer then and now?
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri & deity Zoe Lyons for the European premiere of An Act of God
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is back at The Vaults giving thanks to the Almighty herself for the European premiere of “sinfully funny” comedy An Act of God. Got any questions for creatives and cast?
‘Transported into a Gothic world’: RED PALACE – The Vaults ★★★★
Stepping into the Red Palace you are transported into a gothic world with a glass of Prosecco in hand and anonymous behind a Venetian mask.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for the UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock reunites with producer Debbie Hicks at The Vaults for her production of the much-anticipated UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon. Got any questions?
‘Exciting, truthful & special’: SHIDA – The Vaults ★★★★
It’s rare to see such a provocative performance from a stellar performer in such an intimate space and it’s worth taking a trip just for the bragging rights of seeing Jeannette Bayardelle up close in Shida.