Eight weeks with over 600 innovative live performances championing early career artists, and now the VAULT Festival 2020 is now nearing the end. Last shows are on March 22nd – so it’s time for you to get going.
Through 22nd March, The Kola Nut Does Not Speak English, written by Tania Nwachukwu using African theatre practices, song, and poetry, will play in rep with Resonate from Ntonga Mwanza, which merges physical theatre, hip hop dance and spoken word.
The final week of VAULT Festival 2020 will also see the winner of Wildcard Theatre’s RAISE take to the stage. Alinement Productions was awarded RAISE to help them present their first full professional production, A Lightweight Disposable Product, in which a teenage runaway becomes one of the UK’s first women working in punk.
The VAULT Festival New Writers Programme will have its public showcase of ten-minute extracts the festival’s last day, Sunday 22nd March. Led by OFFIE Award nominated playwright Guleraana Mir (Coconut) and proudly supported by Nick Hern Books, prospective writers of any age will show the results of an eight-week practical stage writing course.
Picks for Last Week of Vault 2020:
Jekyll and Hyde through 22 March
A stylish, immersive and most importantly fun scavenger hunt around the streets of Waterloo, brought to you by Fire Hazard Games. This one shouldn’t be missed.
When We Died through 15 March
The weirdest kind of tension for this mortician – he’s dead, and it’s her job to present his body. But – she knows this man. She remembers what he did to her.
Helen Duff & Elf Lyons: Unlikely Darlings 11 – 13 March
Award winning comedians and Gaulier trained performers Helen Duff and Elf Lyons unite in a beautiful and anarchic homage to the absurd life of cult surrealist artist Leanora Carrington.
Miles Apart Together 17 – 22 March
From cycling around the world to doing spectacular airshows orclimbing the highest mountains, Annie, Bessie and Junko fought the prejudice that surrounded them. But where are their stories now?
Pyneapple 17 – 19 March
PYNEAPPLE explores the minds of five young black women on different
journies, connecting through their individual battles with mental health, sexuality, discrimination and self-love.
A Lightweight Disposable Product 17 – 22 March
An explosive, poetic and rebellious spectacle exploring one young, mixed race woman’s journey from teenage runaway to becoming one of the UK’s first women in punk.
Jordan Brookes: This Is Just What Happens 20 – 22 March
An hour of semi-improvised time-filling from the winner of the 2019 Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award – two years after he was also nominated for the same accolade. Go catch a rising star.
The VAULT Festival is tucked under Waterloo Station with access from Leake Street = more info at www.vaultfestival.com