A Deaf girl fights prejudice in a tough 80s boxing gym. Part play. Part immersive show. Part musical.
A finalist in Pleasance Theatre's Charlie Hartill Award, Blow challenges how we treat d/Deaf and disabled people on stage, screen, and in real life.
When 18 year old deaf girl Hannah wants to join Dennison’s Boxing Gym, she’s shunned by the boxers because of her disability, until trainer Bradley takes her under his wing. Blow follows Hannah’s journey from outcast to championship contender.
A punchy 55 minute show that’s part play, part immersive, and part musical, Blow asks tough questions of the audience about how d/Disabled people are portrayed on stage and screen, and how society treats them in real life.
All shows are BSL interpreted.Book Now
Blow is co-written by Libby Welsh, a 20 year old Deaf & actor and dancer, and Offie-nominee Jack Silver. it was a finalist for Pleasance Theatre’s Charlie Hartill Award in 2019.
Libby has been profoundly Deaf since the age of 4 and uses cochlear implants. She appeared in Stephen Poliakoff’s Summer of Rockets on BBC2, and is the lead in multi-award winning fantasy short film Alder. She’s studying dance at Trinity Laban.
Jack is Artistic Director of Tramp. He directed a semi-immersive version of Confessional by Tennessee Williams (“A mini-masterpiece of Theatre” **** The Stage) at Edinburgh Fringe and Southwark Playhouse, staring Lizzie Stanton (Book of Monsters) and Rob Ostlere (Holby City, Game of Thrones). The show picked up Offie nominations for Best Director and Best Set Design and broke the box office record for Southwark’s studio space, The Little.
Tramp produced the World Premiere of Philip Ridey’s Angry, starring Georgie Henley (Chronicles of Narnia) and Olivier Nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar).Book Now
Ash Palmisciano is a trans man who tries to become 'the ultimate lad'... and learns all the wrong lessons on the way. A true story. Directed by Jon Brittain (Rotterdam).
Edinburgh Fringe sell out 2019. David William Bryan presents his new tour de force drama following a homeless fighter through the Thatcher years and the rise of the ecstasy era.
Presented by an all queer-person-of-colour company, this show turns real conversations between a refugee mother and daughter into a live-scored tragicomedy about humour, story-telling, intergenerational trauma and the Lebanese war.
Olivier Award-winning playwright Jon Brittain's egotistically titled scratch night returns! Readings of new plays alongside revivals of shorts. Previous nights included try-outs of Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.
|Tuesday 25 February||Tue 25 Feb||19:20||£10.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Wednesday 26 February||Wed 26 Feb||19:20||£10.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Thursday 27 February||Thu 27 Feb||19:20||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Friday 28 February||Fri 28 Feb||19:20||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Saturday 29 February||Sat 29 Feb||19:20||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Sunday 1 March||Sun 1 Mar||16:30||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Sunday 1 March||Sun 1 Mar||19:20||£11.00||Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
Praise for previous work:
Confessional by Tennessee Williams - Edinburgh Fringe
The Stage **** "A mini-masterpiece of theatre"
Fringe Guru ***** "I was gripped, glued to my seat."
Three Weeks **** “Tennessee Williams – but not as you know him.”
Confessional by Tennessee Williams - Southwark Playhouse
Live Theatre UK **** "A towering performance"
The Reviews Hub **** "An enlightening and genuine experience. You’ll find there’s nothing “as usual” about this play. Great stuff."
Angry by Philip Ridley (World Premiere) - Southwark Playhouse
The Arts Desk "Makes you feel as if you’ve downed several super-alcoholic drinks – and then rushed out into the freezing cold night, under the unfeeling stars. "
London Live Post ***** "An unmissable event,"
Afridiziak ***** "Dynamic, magical, and darkly comedic."
Can't see any ticket details? When the website is busy, sometimes it can take a few seconds for the Spektrix frame to load. If you're having trouble, please get in touch.
Universal Combo & Members Offers: To save you time (and money) we’ll give you £1 off every time you book to see two (or more) different shows at the same time. Find out more about this and our Members offers on the Special Offers page.
Flexi Ticket: Many events at VAULT Festival have a "Flexi Ticket" option, which will be presented to you, if available, before you get to the Checkout. By choosing the Flexi Ticket option you have the ability to swap your tickets for another performance (of the same show) if you can no longer make the original date. All tickets are subject to availability and customers will need to cover the cost of any difference in price. Adding the Flexi Ticket to your basket will automatically cover all tickets in the order.
Festival Contribution: Every ticket at VAULT Festival includes a £1.50 "Festival Contribution" which is your direct contribution to the continuation of the Festival. It helps us to pay for all the infrastructure, overheads and staff which make the Festival possible. The Festival Contribution is always included in the advertised price of an event, so there are no surprises at the Checkout.