The delightfully daft The Noble Nine at the VAULT Festival asks what happens when people like The Famous Five grow up.
The writer and performer Emma Pritchard chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about bringing Armour to the Vault Festival.
Taking a female perspective on racial tensions in modern day Britain, Sara Aniqah Malk’s Salaam takes place during the Muslim fasting season of Ramadan. Mariam (Yasmin Wilde) is a devout Muslim and when she’s not actually fasting, she prays and reads from the Quran.
Naoise Murphy may be a fictional boxer in Kicking All the Boxes but actor-writer Liz FitzGibbon was a teenage European kickboxing champion in her own right. When she left school she left the ring and came to train as an actor in London, but the lived experience that flows through her writing is emotional, visceral and raw.
Velvet proves a powerful piece, investigating #MeToo from a gay perspective at the VAULT Festival.
You’ll soon have not one but two sonic sensation shows from Darkfield to experience at VAULT Festival. On 20 February 2019, their second shipping container brings Flight to land outside the Vaults in London’s Waterloo. Watch the trailer – and see how audiences have been reacting in Edinburgh and on tour. Time to get booking!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer star and Instagram sensation Tom Lenk will be one of the biggest stars at this year’s VAULT Festival when he stars in the hit comedy Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist. The play, which is already a hit in the US, runs from 6-16 February 2019 at the Waterloo venue.
Jade City may be set in Belfast, but don’t go expecting a play about the Troubles or any other northern Irish cliche. Playwright Alice Malseed talks about her hometown and the characters whose experience of it she captures in Jade City, which transfers to VAULT Festival 6 to 10 February 2019. Time to get booking!
David Thame has created a neat drama in Kompromat, but its explicit relationship to such a complex story, with real consequences for people who are very much alive, leaves a lingering sense that this speculative play allows the writer both to have his cake and to eat it.
Balaklava Blues, a music and multimedia experience exploring post-traumatic stress and attempts to move forward, is playing alongside its immersive predecessor Counting Sheep at this year’s VAULT Festival. Both created by Mark and Marichka Marczyk, they run at Waterloo venue until 17 March 2019.
The 2010 ‘spy in the bag’ murder is the inspiration behind Kompromat, a new play by David Thame which imagines the murderer using a honey trap to ensnare his victim.
Improv done well is one of the greatest pleasures I know, and Sorry’s take on the form, which is inexplicably only playing at the VAULT Festival for a couple of dates, has to be some of the best I’ve seen.
Séance is one of two productions that Darkfield has brought to the VAULT Festival this year, and this sensory explosion is not one for the faint-hearted.
17 does not disappoint. Its confessional tone is threaded with beat poetry set to tracks and there’s even a rap – although the cavernous walls of Vaults unfortunately eat some of the words.
What are your hopes and ambitions? Does becoming a bin man… or rather refuse operator… figure in them? Alice Malseed’s explosive new play explores a toxic male friendship in Belfast. And it’s coming to VAULT Festival next week. Meet mates Monty and Sass in our videos and photos below – and then get booking!
Northern Ireland receives less arts funding than any other area of the country, but artists there are continuing to create outstanding work. View From Here, a company dedicated to amplifying under-represented voices in UK theatre, transfers Jade City, by Belfast writer Alice Malseed, to London next month during this year’s VAULT Festival.
After success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Témoin arrive at London’s VAULT Festival in March with FEED, a devised show which brings the company’s vibrant visual style to the world of click-bait culture, fake news and cyber gluttony. Time to get booking! Welcome to the stimulating world of FEED where emotions are the currency and your passions and fantasies will be indulged… …
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 6 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the revolutionaries and show creators of Counting Sheep at VAULT Festival. Got any questions?
Have you experienced sonic specialists Darkfield? Their hit container show Séance helps launch VAULT Festival this week. Watch the trailer – and see how audiences have been reacting on tour. These are twenty minutes you’ll never forget. Time to get booking!
What was the play or film that you saw as a child that had a lasting effect on you? What if you could have a similar impact on today’s younger generation? As they bring their award-winning hit Alf The Highwayman to VAULT Festival this week, we talk to Brave Bold Drama’s Gill Simmons and Paul Lawless about the joys of family theatre. Time to get booking!