This year, New Diorama Theatre and VAULT Festival, two of the most exciting supporters of new theatre in the UK, are joining forces to showcase some of the country’s most thrilling theatre companies.

The Shows

The NDT Takeover is headlined by an electrifying production of The Talented Mr. Ripley (from 13 – 17 Mar) and begins with a week of hit shows, presented back-to-back in the Crescent…

The Talented Mr. Ripley

by The Faction

Book tickets here.

Headlining the NDT/VAULT take-over, is The Faction’s unmissable adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley, breathing fresh life into Patricia Highsmith’s extraordinary psychological thriller on ambition, escapism, and murder – as New Yorker Tom Ripley cons and murders his way across 1950s Italy.

★★★★ “yet another bold achievement for a very talented ensemble”
Time Out

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

by Silent Uproar
(Closed 3rd Feb)

Co-produced by 2017 Hull City of Culture, written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain and half of cabaret duo Freaky and Manish, we present Silent Uproar’s A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). This Fringe First award-winning musical is a whirlwind of comedy, songs and glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.

★★★★★ “You’ll be hard-pushed to find a better musical”
WhatsOnStage

Queens of Sheba

by Nouveau Riché
(Closed 3rd Feb)

They stormed the Edinburgh Fringe, won the Underbelly Untapped Award and The Stage Award in 2018, and now they’re going to be playing to their biggest audiences yet! Nouveau Riche’s sell-out hit Queens of Sheba is four Black Woman sharing their explosive true stories of misogynoir, music, nights out and, of course, (white) men.

★★★★ “gloriously entertaining”
The Guardian

Director’s Cut

by Kill the Beast
(Closed 3rd Feb)

The wait is over! Multi-award winning comedy troupe Kill The Beast are finally brining their 1970s horror movie-set, comedy to London for an extended run. Director’s Cut welcomes you to the worst film never made. Thankfully there’s only one scene left to shoot…

★★★★ “a triumph. Ridiculous to the point of absurdity, funny, well-timed and parodic, this comedy-horror is sure to make audiences laugh out loud.”
The Skinny

Police Cops

by The Pretend Men
(Closed 3rd Feb)

For two nights only, the mighty Pretend Men return from touring the world to present their hit comedy blockbuster Police Cops: an hour of action-packed, adrenaline fuelled physical comedy, cinematic style (feat. uncompromising facial hair).

★★★★★ “unbeatable physical cop parody”
The Stage