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VAULT FESTIVAL

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

Yours Sincerely – The Vaults, London

Writer: Will Jackson Director: Anna Himali Howard Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Dear Will Thank you for your show. We enjoyed it very much. Very funny, and occasionally moving, your play about the lost art of letter writing inspired us to write our own. Yours Sincerely The Reviews Hub In 2017 Will Jackson accidentally stole 300 second-class stamps from a Post Office ...

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Counting Sheep  – Vault Festival, London

Writers: Mark and Marichka Marczyk Directors: Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin Reviewer:  Richard Maguire If there is to be a revolution in Britain, then there’s no doubt that it will be captured on mobile phones, and so the early instructions given by the cast of Counting Sheep, about the 2014 uprising in Kiev, are for us to keep our phones ...

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PREVIEW: LGBTQ+ VAULTS – Yours Sincerely & Little King

The VAULT Festival is one of the most diverse festivals in the country, giving voices to minorities. The programming for LGBTQ+ shows is impressive, and in the first week alone there were at least four shows that discussed LGBTQ+ experiences. As the festival moves into its second week, The Reviews Hub's Richard Maguire talked to two queer performers, Will Jackson ...

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The Milkman Cometh – The Vault Festival, London

Writers: Alice Bounce, Maxwell Tyler and Owen Jenkins Director:  Katherine Timms Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Definitely the strangest show to appear in The Vault Festival’s opening week, The Milkman Cometh is the bastard child of The Wicker Man and Barbarella. Loud, crude and funny, it’s perfect late-night festival fodder. The front-of-house staff are not handing out ear-plugs for nothing! In the near ...

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Dangerous Lenses  – The Vault Festival, London

Writer: Brooke Robinson Director:  Melissa Dunne Reviewer:  Richard Maguire This one-woman show about modern-day isolation begins with more than a nod to Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Looking out of her window, Ann sees and hears her neighbours, all of who seem similarly lonely. But in the middle of the night a new neighbour appears, and thus begins Ann’s obsession. He’s brought ...

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Blue Departed  – The Vault Festival, London

Writer: Serafina Cusack Director:  Henry C Krempels Reviewer:  Richard Maguire It’s the first week of The Vault Festival, London biggest fringe theatre and comedy festival, running for eight weeks in the cavernous spaces underneath Waterloo Station. Now in its seventh year, The Vault Festival 2019 promises to be the most ambitious so far, with over 400 shows planned. Blue Departed by ...

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INTERVIEW: Immersive Theatre at The Vault Festival 2019

Immersive theatre is always popular at the VAULT Festival, and The Reviews Hub’s Richard Maguire caught up with Joe Ball, co-director of the play Fight Night, which puts the audience right at the centre of the action. Fight Night created by Exit Productions is certainly boxing clever. Taking audience members behind the scenes of a boxing match, and then putting ...

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