The Boring Room

Crime, judgement and punishment in completely the wrong order.

Three celebrated crime writers trapped in an impossible prison. A young man accused of a crime he either did or didn’t commit. Two outlaws in love and a dead detective.’s Top Picks of VAULT Festival 2018
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Three unconventional mysteries by comedy writer Olly Allsopp exploring crime, judgement and punishment in completely the wrong order. Packed full of desperate criminals, pompous authors and dark humour, The Boring Room is a black comedy which delivers a stab in the dark, a wail of despair and a kick in the knackers.

1hr 00m
The Vaults
07 — 11 Feb 18:00
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About the company

Olly Allsopp

Writer – Olly Allsopp. Olly has contributed to the London Comedy Writers group, and its Sketchageddon showcase, since 2012. He has had his writing featured in Sketchageddon at the Canal Café Theatre, The Hen and Chickens and, most recently, at VAULT Festival 2017. His writing has been produced as a short series of audio monologues, under the banner This Is Definitely What Happened, and more of his written work can be found at

Director – Tom Crowley. Tom is the artistic director of theatre company Crowley & Co., with whom he has directed his own play Ghost City (VAULT Festival Spirit Award Nominee 2015), The Awkward Ghost by David K Barnes (part of The Locker residency at VAULT Festival 2016), Radioman by Felix Trench (Old Red Lion Theatre, 2016) and Greywing House by Molly Beth Morossa (VAULT Festival Spirit Award Winner 2016). Crowley & Co. won an Outstanding Contribution Award for its many projects at VAULT Festival 2017. Outside of Crowley & Co., Tom has also directed Awake and Asleep by Jessica Burgess (Treadwell’s Bookshop, 2016), an extract of The 38th Parallel by Jingan Young (The Park Theatre, 2015) and Wild Beats by Nina Rapi (Riverside Studios, 2014).

Producer – Helen Green. As a writer, Helen has had her writing featured in the London Comedy Writers’ VAULT Festival 2017 showcase Sketchageddon and on BBC Radio 4’s The Show What You Wrote. Helen is the occasional chair of the London Comedy Writers’ regular meetings and has helped to produce countless web sketches and live showcases in venues such as the Canal Cafe, The Hen and Chickens and VAULT Festival.

Artistic Team
Written by
Olly Allsopp
Directed by
Tom Crowley
Produced by
Helen Green

Press & Reviews

Praise for Director Tom Crowley

“Incredibly controlled and refined” - James Waygood (for Radioman)

“Crowley has considered how each element of the show needs to fit… and he does so with absolute ease and flair” - West End Wilma (for Radioman)

“Crowley deftly handles the arc of tranquillity to apocalypse” - British Theatre Guide (for The Awkward Ghost)