A theatrical installation created by a team of migrant-led creatives exploring the dark history of USSR labour camps and the full-scale theaters that were built inside of them. With extensive research and a digital-live hybrid experience, explore with us the forgotten past and commemorate artists in the worst of times.
'Ay Up, Hitler!' is the hilarious new satirical comedy, that tells the untold "true" story of how Hitler & Cronies escaped Germany at the end of the war and went into hiding in the last place you'd think to look...YORKSHIRE!
Gamma Ray Theatre are an up-and-coming Hampshire based theatre company, dedicated to the production of new writing and providing opportunities for local creatives.
We’re in Stella’s head. Everything is shifting. Her mother is ill and seeing the future. Her sister is struggling to cope as a single mum. Stella’s old boyfriend is back. Then gone. Then back. Does she want him? Is her mother really sick? Why is everyone eating so many fish? As Stella grapples with the reality of her familial relationships and her romantic relationship, she is forced to unpick the
Meet A & B. Watch as they go through the first and lasts of their (and everyone universally) relationship. With Friend and Sibling editing and affecting their journey.
Written without any pronouns, genders, names, ages, or physical description Oh and cast live!
THAT'S ACE is a new one-woman show about asexuality, relationships and self-identity. Asexuality is highly underrepresented in the media, especially the arts. We are taking it to the VAULT Festival in March with the aim to take it further. In order to do this, we need to build the best production possible and need funding for this.
After a series of related symptoms, 24-year-old Eve begins to think she’s pregnant, only for a doctor to reveal that she is experiencing early menopause. Despite initial reluctance to address her feelings, the news forces Eve to seek support from those around her and to explore what it truly means to be a woman.
Bea’s older neighbour was her first love, her first cigarette, her first prosthetic eye. When Bea is invited to the Wellcome Collection to speak about her expertise making glass eyes, she must unpack her mentor’s effect on her work to find who and what she really loves.
‘Mario: A Super Musical!’ is a new British musical that celebrates the wonderful world of Super Mario. We join a host of Mario’s sidekicks when the red-suited mustachioed plumber goes missing. How will this discombobulated group step out from the ‘Player 2’ shadows to rescue their rescuer? Will it be mission complete or game over?
Volpe Theatre is a female-led, international physical theatre company, based in the UK and we would like to invite you to contribute to the creation and staging of our new piece 'Hyena' and the community project that runs alongside it.
We came together during the pandemic to create theatre that would transcend the limitations of language and create an international community. We wanted to
This R&D project originated directly as a response to the covid pandemic of 2020. The project pairs high calibre, diverse dance artists with diverse communities to create a unique collection of online solo dance films representing the communities involved
Owen and Sarah haven’t seen each other in two years. She needed to think, to decide – things have been hell for her since Owen’s highly publicised crime and subsequent arrest, and simply being married to him has put a target on Sarah’s back. But after loving him for over fifteen years, how can she let go? And how can she reconcile the heinous act he committed with the person he used to be?
Rabbit Hole is a hybrid live-digital show about conspiracy theories. It asks why we believe the things we do and how healthy curiosity can turn into a dogmatic mistrust of mainstream narratives. 5 performers take the audience through an interactive, subversive, and surprising world. First created by Feral Bird Theatre in 2021, and supported by New Diorama Theatre, the Cockpit, and Applecart Arts
A documentary play about the Grenfell Tower fire which reconstructs the residents' fight to stop the inevitable using only council meeting minutes, letters, blogs and inquiry information.
Written by Kensington writer and activist Nathaniel McBride, the play will debut at Maxilla Social Club in North Kensington on Tuesday 31st May to Sunday 12th June 2022.
Jungle Door invites its audience to indulge in the joyous, disheartening, and hopeful moments over a year shared by ex-lovers Michelle and Louise as they rekindle their friendship. Challenged by beauty standards and the housing crisis Michelle smiles through the filler and plans her perfect day, unaware her bridesmaid is hiding a dark secret.
"This is a story for anyone who has ever felt they were or are different from majority" LondonTheatre1
This is a love letter to mums, mothers, doctors and donors. It tells the story of Alice as she comes of age whilst coming to terms with being a Donor Conceived Person. Alice takes you with her as she muses nature, nurture and everything in between. "Authentic, funny and very moving" Jessica
After the death of SON's Nan, SON returns to his hometown, but MAM's boyfriend MIKE has other ideas about what's best for them. As the town's grip re-takes its hold, SON struggles to suppress his rising grief, tensions with MIKE intensify, and there can only be so long until the levy breaks. Lost, angry and broken, SON is faced with the question: can you ever truly leave the place you're from?
“Haste still pays haste, and leisure answers leisure;
Like doth quit like, and measure still for measure.”
One of Shakespeare’s genre-breaking problem plays, Measure for Measure follows a city in turmoil - Vienna is chock full of fornicators, drunkards, and a bumbling government overseeing it all.
A "talking heads" style live theatre show, capturing seven different stories during Lockdown. Written by Saskia Wesnigk-Wood these pieces are warm, surreal, funny and heart wrenching; a remarkable snapshot behind closed doors, highlighting how different the lockdown experience was for everyone.
A Thousand Sons is a solo show written and performed by Jamie Sefton telling the true story of British nuclear test veterans. After successful runs at Camden Fringe 2021 and Edinburgh Fringe 2022, A Thousand Sons heads to Camden People's Theatre (CPT) in November as part of their autumn season.
Ceschi + Lane present Confinement: a project exploring Motherhood in the Pandemic, taking place at the Walthamstow Wetlands in September. With the company’s highly distinctive costume-led choreography and innovative sound design, Confinement is a living testament to motherhood over lockdown. The project includes free creative workshops for mothers, performances and an online collective artwork.
'#MenToo' is a nonprofit musical comedy which follows the journey of four Meninists- a van man, an academic, a Broga instructor and a start-up entrepreneur- attempting to save their community space from becoming the first Women’s Health centre in the UK. Set to all-original songs such as 'The Brotest' and 'A Catcall for Help', Brian, Dave, Casey and Quest brave the obstacles of a post-#MeToo world
'Far Out' is a comedy sci-fi play, produced by L Squared Theatre.
The year is 2150, and the Earth is nearly burnt out. Three space adventurers, Alma, Jed and Ellis, blast into space in search for a new habitable planet, but what do they do if they actually FIND a planet? And is the human race worth saving at all?
New Moon Monologues are a monthly platform established for emerging writers based around the lunar cycle. Launched by Erin Holland and Grace O’Keefe, aka the Queens of Cups, in the Autumn of 2020, the new writing nights have featured over 30 playwrights, poets, and writers from all over the world.
Tritone Theatre presents ‘The Greatest Hits of Lily and John’ at Pleasance Courtyard, 3rd - 28th August 2022!
Originally programmed as part of VAULT festival 2022, we were supported for previews rehoused for 3 nights at The Other Palace in March.
AND NOW - We're heading to the FRINGE FESTIVAL!
Blueprints is a digital immersive journey that uses an online platform to introduce it’s intriguing, surreal world. Prepare to explore an online hybrid of immersive theatre and a choose your own adventure game. Audience will click through a derelict house and thorough each choice, the audience will alter the heroine’s narrative, exploring how key moments with our mothers shape us.
A powerful devised theatre piece exploring womanhood, sex, shame and God.
An absurd tragicomedy exploring the possibilities of a seemingly conversational banality told through the many, many eyes of two unlikely characters… oh, and they’re flies… those characters are both flies…
Showing at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre from 4th to 7th November 2021.
This is a dramedy about HIV stigma in young gay men. In a world where our elders and mentors are not around, and there is no education, HIV has become something mysterious and something to be feared. Through the lens of a new gay relationship, this play interrogates the how and why of this stigma and ultimately seeks to educate audiences through a casual and conversational tone.
Ewan and Tim are stuck. After a much regretted, spur-of-the-moment invitation leads them to a hike of the Wiltshire hills, with the dark coming on they’re beginning to realise just how little they have in common. A play about standing stones, the solar system, and putting one foot in front of the other. Friendship is written by Kit Brookman and directed by George Nichols, for VAULT Festival 2022.
Award-winning show from Hooky Productions. This crowdfunding campaign will support sisters Rosa and Maya to take the show forward into 2023!
Monkion has spent too long in the attic, obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch, never talking to any other human - until now…
"bold, unique, surreal" **** Everything Theatre
Thirst is a queer epic play about eco-terrorism, seeing the anticipated return of playwright Ashley Milne’s collaboration with Teastain Theatre’s Rebecca McGreevy and Jessy Roberts. Started at the Omnibus Theatre’s 96 Festival, Thirst has been reborn for a full production to premiere at VAULT Festival in 2023. We are back with a bigger show than ever before, and are looking for your support to
Denmark. 2am. A hotel room. Three weary travellers, an unexpected will, and a production of Hamlet to rehearse before morning. After creating the wildly successful Nearly Lear, which has toured internationally to audience and critical acclaim, award-winning actor Susanna Hamnett joins forces with her son and daughter to bring her unique vision to another of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.
The London Playwrights Festival 2021 is a celebration of new writing in London and beyond! The festival will feature play readings from exciting new writers who we have been working with through our development programmes over the last year, along with Q&A's, networking opportunities for playwrights, and digital events.
Birmingham. 0121. The grotty Powerleague pitches. The era of the Topman Rihanna T’shirt, The Streets and Dizzee Rascal Sunnies. Kieron has just been kicked out of his beloved 5 aside football team for missing the division 5 deciding goal. He now has to make the decision - give up on his dreams of being scouted, or form a new team from the drug dealers at the Hardwick Arms?
RIGHT OF WAY is a new play by artist Beth Bowden - an embodied reflection on the Southwest Coast Path, chronic illness, accessibility, Young Carers, and radical joy. The piece is semi-autobiographical and explores the intimate connection we have with powerful bodies of water, our heritage, and with the women in our lives. Taking place at VAULT Festival, 21-26 February 2023