Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

28th January – 8th March 2014

VAULT Festival


Dr Hunter S Thompson’s twisted, madcap adventure to find the heart of the American Dream is staged in this  collaboration between his old friend and colleague Lou Stein and the legendary British illustrator Ralph Steadman. Two assignments in Nevada turn super-ugly for a young journalist and his attorney, partly because they’re chock full of narcotics, but mostly because they’re on a savage journey to discover how the idea of America got broken, and why there’s no way back to freedom, real freedom. Hop in the back, grab yourself a beer and experience one of the wildest, most vibrant and utterly essential books of our time as never seen before.

“A real blast… a trip I heartily recommend.”  ★★★★ The Telegraph

“More than a play… an experience.” ★★★★  – Fourthwall Magazine

“Gloriously whacked out” – Time Out

“A wild and rollicking ride.” – London Slant

“A trip you will not want to miss.” – The Londonist

John Chancer The Narrator 

Ed Hughes Raoul Duke

Rob Crouch Dr. Gonzo

with Ben Hood, Tom Moores, Libby Northedge and Nina Smith as The Ensemble

and Kerry Shale as the Pre-Recorded Voices


Based on the Novel by Hunter S Thompson
Adapted and Directed by Lou Stein
Artwork by Ralph Steadman
Designed by Rosie Moon
Lighting Design by Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn
Sound Design by David Chilton
Projection Artist Peter Wilms

Produced by The Heritage Arts Company and Lou Stein Associates

The Production is happily affiliated with Wild Turkey Bourbon.
Executive Producer Laila Nabulsi

Fear And Loathing: VAULT Poster