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The Falcon’s Malteser – The Vaults, London

Writer: Anthony Horowitz Adaptor: Feargus Woods Dunlop Director: Lee Lyford Reviewer: Margarita Shivarova Based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel, this stage adaptation by New Old Friends originally produced in 2014 takes the audience on a journey of solving perhaps the toughest detective case Timothy and Nick Simple have ever come across. But don’t let this surname lead to premature conclusions about the ...

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Games for Lovers – The Vaults, London

Writer: Ryan Craig Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Stephen Bates Poking fun at the mating rituals of the British is an age old pursuit, picked up on by Ryan Craig in this new comedy, which, if nothing else, demonstrates that very little changes over the years. The play devotes itself more to re-working familiar situations than to finding modern perspectives and, ...

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Black is the Color of my Voice – The Vaults, London

Writer: Apphia Campbell Director: Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs Reviewer: David Guest Legendary singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist Nina Simone may be the inspiration for Black is the Color of My Voice– but Apphia Campbell’s extraordinary writing and performance give the solo performer at the centre of the piece an identity all her own. The thesaurus doesn’t have ...

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Me & My Whale – The Vaults, London

Creators: Xavier Velastin and Hannah Mook Reviewer: Richard Maguire There’s no doubting that Me & My Whale looks perfectly at home down in The Vaults underneath Waterloo station. With the trains rumbling overhead and water dripping down from the dank cavernous ceiling, it does seem as if we have been submerged into the depths of the ocean. But these atmospherics ...

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The Psychic Project – The Vaults, London

Performer: David Narayan Reviewer: Richard Maguire Billed as a mind-reading show, The Psychic Project initially ran for just an hour. In its newest iteration at The Vaults in London it probably still lasts an hour, but with a 20-minute delay to proceedings and then an interval coming in after only 30 minutes, the show extends over two hours. Perhaps it ...

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Such Filthy F*cks – The Vaults, London

Writer and Director: Oli Forsyth Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty There’s a sweet appeal in this short, sexless play about porn addiction and the digital world. The relationship between the two main characters is almost ideal - supportive, passionate, tender - and the writing is firey and relevant without preaching. Two actors (Alice McCarthy, Luke Murphy) play about six characters between them. ...

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Sounds & Sorcery: Celebrating Fantasia – The Vaults, London

Director: Daisy Evans Reviewer: Hannah Powell Disney and theatre fans alike have begun to flock to The Vaults to catch a glimpse of their latest immersive creation; Sounds & Sorcery: Celebrating Fantasia. An event that promises to be a “completely immersive sound and visual extravaganza” allowing you to create your own path through the underground tunnels. Using cutting-edge binaural sound, audio ...

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Lock & Key – The Vaults Festival, Waterloo

Book & Lyrics: A.C. Smith Music: Bella Barlow Director: Adam Lenson Reviewer: Sophia Moss How much would you sacrifice for success? Would you put up with a nightmare boss who constantly puts you down? Would you stay in the office until 10pm and miss your own birthday party?  How about cutting off your fingers or shredding your hand to show ...

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