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Vulvarine: A New Musical – VAULT Festival, London

Book and Director: Robyn Grant Lyrics:  Robyn Grant and Daniel Elliot Music: James Ringer-Beck Reviewer:  Richard Maguire As we come to the final week of this year’s VAULT Festival, it may seem that V stands for Vault, but actually V stands for Vulvarine, the new superhero created by Fat Rascal Theatre. She’s sassy, kooky and brave. She will save womankind. ...

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A Midsummer’s Night Droll  – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Brice Stratford Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Midsummer’s Night Drollbegins with great promise as lead actor and director Brice Stratford presents a short lecture on the interregnum when the theatre was banned. Despite the law, acting persisted with some actors going to Europe to continue their craft while others stayed in England and became involved in drolls, illegal ...

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The Church of the Sturdy Virgin – VAULT Festival, London

Creators: Dank Parish Reviewer:  Richard Maguire On paper, this immersive show sounds very good; A play which will challenge our well-established mourning rituals, and which will endeavour to create new ones for the 21stCentury. And as we join the funeral procession along the graffitied tunnel under Waterloo station, we are full of trepidation of what will follow.  But despite this ...

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Alcatraz – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Nathan Lucky Wood Director:  Emily Collins Reviewer:  Richard Maguire The first ten minutes of Alcatrazare terrific. An 11-year-old girl leaves home in search of the most famous prison in the world, and she thinks she’s found it when she spies a secure building just off the city’s canal. She’s seen the film with Clint Eastwood often enough. Meanwhile, in ...

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My Father The Tantric Masseur  – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Roann McCloskey Director:  Lolo Brow and Joel Samuels Reviewer:  Richard Maguire It’s a provocative title, and writer/performer Roann McCloskey takes no prisoners, warning the audience from the start that her show will be explicit, and that people could leave if they wanted. Although My Father The Tantric Masseur occasionally tackles sensitive material, it’s mainly made up of consensual sexual anecdotes, ...

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Without That Certain Thing – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Rory Platt Director:  Chloe Christian Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Without that Certain Thing is a smart, fast-talking comedy thriller that ticks all the right boxes. A parody of American film noirs, writer Rory Platt has seamlessly transported the world of weary private investigators and elusive femme fatal’s to present-day London. And it works very well. Madeleine has come to the big ...

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Wood  – VAULT Festival, London

Writer: Adam Foster Director:  Grace Duggan Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Of all the shows playing at The Vault Festival this year, the most compelling beginning must belong to Wood, a play about a play about a film about a film. Straightaway the audience is witness to a film crew filming a scene for their porno. Everything is in place: the actress, ...

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Woman! Pilot! Pirate? – VAULT Festival, London

Creators: Grace Lyons Hudson and Samuel Kemp Reviewer:  Richard Maguire ‘The edge of the world is no place for a girl’ sing the two actors in this offbeat homage to Amelia Earhart, who vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while trying to fly around the world. Mixing mime and live music, Woman! Pilot! Pirate?is endearing, but is still rough ...

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