VAULT Creative Arts presents the second annual A Pinch of VAULT. More than 60 shows will appear in this year’s festival which will take place at The Glitch and Sino Thai in Waterloo, running from Wednesday 24th May – Sunday 18th June 2023. A Pinch of VAULT will feature four exciting weeks of brand new and work-in-progress theatre and comedy, giving audiences the chance to see performances for the very first time in an intimate setting. This year, the programme features two weeks dedicated to comedy [24th May – 4th June], and two weeks dedicated to theatre and performance [6th – 18th June] with tickets for all performances on sale now.
This year’s A Pinch of VAULT Theatre programme includes Kaarina Kendall’s Around The Lake at Echo Park, a through-the-looking-glass, alternative comedy that is gripping, absurd & full of heart, 20B Thanet Road from Chronic Insanity, and Bad Sex from Theo Hristov, about an actor who suffers a very public meltdown after a personal tragedy sends him into a spiral. Fur Coat No Knickers Theatre presents Vanilla, a testimony of young womanhood navigating their way in the land of the (sexually) free, walking the fine line of pleasure, pain, and the fear of being boring. A queer, weird fiction, lyrical play about housing insecurity, displacement and corporate development in the form of Hive arrives from mushmoss collective; while Flat 4 Theatre invites audiences to Stuck, a brand-new dark-comedy exploring friendship, incel ideology and two friends who end up in way over their heads.
Additional highlights from the theatre programme include Polis Loizou’s I Was A Teenage Bisexual; a horror B movie infused with folklore, storytelling and poetry in which you’ll meet a creature so terrifying most humans dare not speak its name: the BISEXUAL, and Amiot Hills’ ANTICHRIST which combines hilarity and horror in a riotous satanic-panic exploring transness and fear of pregnancy. Join performance storyteller Vickie Holden on a gender fluid journey into some deep water themes and explore the best of myth, legend and real life in Fluid, and witness Bradley’s comeback to drag in West Avenue’s funny, warm-hearted, extremely queer play about moving on from trauma, the power of community, and the restorative force of a Britney Spears banger.
Active B!tch Face Theatre presents four stories from four women whose lives changed under Violent Circumstances. Written in response to the murder of Sarah Everard, this unfiltered, angry and darkly comic piece exposes the often ignored experiences of women’s everyday struggles with sexism, harassment and violence. In A RITE OF PASSAGE by Masiza & Van Den Hende, a father and a son attempt to mend the broken pieces of their relationship, dealing with the cultural, social and political issues of being an immigrant and a young black man living in the UK.