For six weeks theatre and performance ventures underground – literally!VAULT Festival is home to more than 100 different shows, from outrageous comedy and cabaret to hard-hitting political theatre and international dance.

Hidden beneath Waterloo, Vault hosts eight venues, three bars and even a restaurant!

For more information visit www.vaultfestival.com

10 Minutes with… Prom Kween writer Rebecca Humphries

In 2016, for the first time in American history, a boy won the coveted crown of Prom Queen at his high school in New York City. Now, Matthew Crisson, who identifies as “non-binary” (meaning neither male nor female), has become the subject of a new play written by musical comedy duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. PAUL COUCH caught up ...

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Notflix – VAULT Festival, The Network Theatre

Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty   Of course, you will never see the show that’s being reviewed here. The performers of the Waiting For The Call improv company have created a smashing set up whereby they take a film suggestion from the audience, think for about three seconds about what it means, and then launch into a belting musical rendition of a ...

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Protect and Survive -The Vaults, London

Protect And Survive at Vault Festival

Writer: Michael Ross Director: Andrew Pritchard Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The 1980s feel like an important decade in modern history; an era defined by political individualism, the end of the cold war, the explosion of pop culture and the threat of medical conditions like HIV. For teenagers of that era, the world was changing fast, and as Michael Ross’s new ...

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Eggs – VAULT Festival, London

Florence Keith-Roach and Amarni Zardoe

Writer: Florence Keith-Roach Director: Lucy Wray Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz Every so often, you come across a piece of art that seems so uncannily prescient that it could have been plucked out of your own life. If you have graduated and moved to London in your 20s, Florence Keith-Roach'sEggs will do exactly this - and you it will make you cringe. ...

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VAULT VIGNETTE: Michael Ross – Protect and Survive

Protect And Survive at Vault Festival

  How would you describe your show in one sentence? Three young people in 1980s England break into a secret government bunker but it's their own buried secrets and repressed desires which come to the surface with explosive results. Is this your first visit to the VAULT Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to ...

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VAULT VIGNETTE: The PlayGround Collective

All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever

  How would you describe your show (All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever) in one sentence? I would probably mention that it is about a pop culture junky called Simon Simon whose father has recently died, and he’s drifting through life, until he receives a mysterious box that promises to change his life forever – but what I would ...

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VAULT VIGNETTE: Ruaraidh Murray on Boxman

  How would you describe your show in one sentence? Boxman is the acclaimed comedy about a reclusive, OCD-oddball who lives in a cardboard box in his flat who falls for Mandy the check-out girl from his local supermarket. Is this your first visit to the VAULT Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to ...

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Toby Peach in The Eulogy of Toby Peach

One in two of us will experience cancer first-hand and, for Toby Peach, being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 19 and again at 21 forced him to confront his own mortality. In a brave move, Peach decided to create a solo theatre piece not only to look back on his disease but celebrate life, The Eulogy of ...

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