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Ten Top…Theatre Performances to see at VAULT festival

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

It’s been an amazing first week at VAULT Festival; London’s biggest, boldest, bravest arts and entertainment festival!

With another seven weeks of theatre and comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance and late night parties still to go, there is a HUGE variety to choose from, so we’re continuing to break the shows down by category and shouting out some of the most anticipated performances to give you a flavour of what’s going on.

Having previously showcased some of the interactive and comedy shows, we’re now taking on the theatre performances:

10. Wood

1983. San Fernando Valley. John Rolando is the glittering porn star of the moment. But when he fails to get it up, his life – and the play – begin to unravel. For more info, click here.

9. I stopped…when. “When your white boyfriend asks you to be his slave, Your entire world stops.” A ‘verbatim-as-poetry’ show about public pressures and interracial dating in Britain. For more info, click here.

8. Pramkicker Meet Pramkicker: “I am the Edith fucking Piaf of the empty womb” (She kicked a pram) “Je ne regrettay fucking rien”. For more info, click here.

7. Drought  For how long will you hear these atrocities happen to women in stories. Drought is driving new narratives for women. Taking them out of the desert and into warmer shores. For more info, click here.

6. In Loyal Company The incredible true story of missing WWII soldier Arthur Robinson. Edinburgh Fringe Festival SELL OUT 2018. For more info, click here

5. Salaam London. 2017. The first night of Ramadan. Mother and daughter prepare to break the fast. ‘SALAAM’ follows a family over the course of Ramadan as London faces mounting Islamophobia. For more info, click here

4. The Incubus An unnerving blend of virtual reality and live experience offering a dark psychological exploration of our inner selves, one psyche at a time. Follow-up to 2018’s award-winning The Pendulum. For more info, click here

3. Kings of Idle Land It’s April 2001, and racial tensions are palpable. Surrounded by a confetti of Carlsberg cans, two young friends are involuntarily falling in love. A story about race, love and riots. For more info, click here

2. A Wake In Progress How do you want to be remembered when you’re gone? A Wake in Progress combines scripted scenes and interactivity, creating a funny and moving story of love, death and funerals. For more info, click here.

1. bottled. “Found a dead body once, when I was 7. He looked like stilton” Hayley Wareham’s (BBC Writersroom) devastating debut play about a teenager forced to grow up too quickly. For more info, click here.

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