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NEWS: Countdown to fifth Vault Festival underway

By GLEN PEARCE Organisers are busy preparing for London's fifth VAULT Festival, which opens in just over two week's time. For 2017 the festival welcomes over 200 new shows across theatre, comedy, music, dance and film, and, for the first time, events take place not only in the original location under Waterloo Station but at satellite venues Network Theatre and Morley ...

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One Minute – The Vaults, London

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Oliver Kaderbhai and Matthew Churcher Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Simon Stephen’s One Minute is not an easy play either to watch or to perform. For one thing it runs straight through, which, at over an hour and a half, is a long sit, even in the comfortable tip up seats in the Vaults Theatre. Anyone who ...

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Waterloo: The Best of ABBA Tribute Show – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Reviewer: Paul Downham In 1974 the little known Swedish pop group ABBA swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning ‘Waterloo’, and four decades later the song and the band remain as popular as ever. And judging from tonight’s reception at the Palace Theatre that fact is not about to change. Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad are ...

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Two Roads – Vault Festival, London

Writer: Matt Parvin Director: Anna Fox Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   What kind of decision-maker are you? Do you carefully weigh up all the options before rationally selecting the most appropriate one; do you rely on a gut-instinct or some form of intuition to guide you in the right direction, or do you pick something entirely at random and just deal ...

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Mimetic Festival: Mummy – The Vaults, London

Performer / Writer: Amy Gwilliam Director / Writer: Sophie Larsmon Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Mummy is part of the Mimetic Festival’s ‘work in progress’ stream so a formal review is a little pre-emptory, and it intends to head to Edinburgh Fringe next year with a final draft. The premise has potential; Elizabeth has locked herself in the attic in order ...

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Mimetic Festival: Crazy Glue – The Vaults, London

Performers: Filipa Tomas and Bradley Wayne Smith Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The ups and downs of relationships are a well-trodden basis for drama but in Crazy Glue performers Filipa Tomas and Bradley Wayne Smith have taken an innovative approach to telling the story of one couple’s marriage from the optimistic early days of high romance, through life-altering problems, to mutual ...

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Mimetic Festival: The Lonely Room- The Vaults, London

Performers: Eloise Carles and Flavia Betram Music: Michael Neo Reviewer: Maryam Philpott This is a show about chairs. We have all been there, you invite a friend round or you have a house full of relations, and lo and behold one of them sits in your favourite chair. This mime duet celebrates this minefield of living room seating politics through ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with… Whoop ‘n’ Wail

Whoop ‘n’ Wail founders Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman talk to The Public Reviews about new writing, curating their first showcase, and the Bechdel Test. What is it that draws Whoop ‘n’ Wail to producing new writing? D: Good question! A: We often ask ourselves that very thing. D: No, we absolutely love new writing - creating it, watching it. ...

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