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The Red Palace – The Vaults, London

Writer: Cressida Peever Director: Celine Lowenthal Reviewer: David Guest Dark fairy tales with a labyrinthine twist encourage you to discover the secrets behind the masks in Red Palace, a decadent blend of comedy, cabaret, burlesque, circus and immersive theatre. The many rooms of the always versatile Vaults at Waterloo provide the perfect venue for a collection of neo-Gothic stories where ...

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The Permanent Way – The Vaults, London

Writer: David Hare Director: Alexander Lass Reviewer: Miriam Sallon Many a play has benefitted from the thumping heartbeat of trains passing overhead at the Vaults theatre. Regardless of the play’s content, its bass rumblings never fail to exact rising tension and shallow breath. But never was there such an apt play for this in-built soundscape than The Permanent Way, directed ...

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Shida – The Vaults, London

Writer: Jeannette Bayardelle Director: Andy Sandberg Reviewer: Miriam Sallon Shida is a clever young girl with a bright future and a dream of being a writer. But her home life is less than conducive to a happy childhood. Whilst her mother and grandmother clearly love and care for her, she suffers sexual abuse from an ‘uncle’ in silence. Still she ...

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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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