12 Shows To See at Vault Festival 2016
London’s underground megafringe VAULT Festival is back and better than ever for 2016!
We can’t wait to see a raft of new theatre, comedy & miscellaneous talents in that subterranean wonderland.
Some quick tips about VAULT Festival:
- Wednesday Friendsday: 2 for 1 on almost every show every Wednesday.
- 3 for 2 Thursday: If you think 3 is in fact the magic number, take advantage of this deal every week.
- Free Lates: Free live music & comedy await the night owl – our faves are the Nest Collective, ruling the roost on Wednesdays.
- Fierce Food & Drink: The Suffolk Punch, a unique country pub in London’s heart, is here to give you tasty food and a great selection of independent brews. Check out the sample menu here.
We couldn’t cover every show we liked the look of but here’s some that stood out to us…
The Vault Festival To Do List
Delightfully odd sounding theatre which strikes to the heart of being human, channelled through a polar bear.
The Thin White Duke’s unofficial wake celebrates the music & legacy of the late, great David Bowie.
A mysterious, tense immersive theatre performance, which dares you to play on…
London’s hottest drag troupe comes of age with sketch comedy, stand-up & live music with a full jazz band. Plus don’t miss their one off special with Time Out, celebrating the Leap Year on the weirdest day of the year, 29 February.
Mary Beth Morossa has honed her craft in dark, beautiful & story-led theatrics. Now is your chance to enter Greywing House as part of Crowley & Co.’s pop up venue The Locker.
Crowley & Co’s new 2 week venue within The Vaults is a marvel – check out some fledgling talent under the remit of ‘delivering thrilling, unique new stories’.
Fresh from the Big Apple, Lucie Pohl delivers some top class character comedy. Her creations include a fame obsessed Sia wannabe, a philosophizing Brooklyn bum, Putin’s sperm, a German mind and body healer with a serious crush on Benicio del Toro, and many more.
Cian Binchy questions disability in an accessible way through performance poetry.
The follow up to the awesome live adventure comedy game show Knightmare Live!, as Paul Flannery submerges us into the world of tabletop fantasy gaming.
In her quest to cum, Helen Duff’s subversive comedy show asks whether she might even find your g spot!
Tar Baby confronts issues around race in America head on with a compelling, tour de force performance from Desiree Burch.
Comedy sci-fi nerd Tom Neenan takes us on an X-Files style case investigating concrete evidence of alien technology.
3 bonus balls:
Boxman: Ruaraidh Murray thinks ‘out of the box’ with this canny oddball comedy.
Loren O’Brien: Who?: Funny woman Loren O’Brien seeks herself…
Save The Male: Help raise funds for ace charity C.A.L.M with top comedy poet Jack Rooke & a curated showcase.
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