VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival Since 2012 | Waterloo, London Eight weeks. 40 live days. Over 350 different events. Up to 35 shows per night. Audiences of over 70,000. Welcome to VAULT Festival. Main Website: www.vaultfestival.com VAULT is a wide-ranging arts festival produced by the Heritage Arts Company, designed to provide a unique and fair platform for emerging talent in theatre and the arts. Setting brand new work alongside more established companies, VAULT creates its own momentum through lateral involvement, cooperation and equality. VAULT happens every winter, typically from late January until mid March. Since its inception, VAULT has doubled and re-doubled in size, growing from a 12-day event into a six week expo of theatre, art, music and late-night entertainment. In 2014, two groundbreaking Heritage Arts-produced adaptations – Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo adventure Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas and Ian McEwan’s heartbreaking debut The Cement Garden – played every day, whilst the rest of the festival played host to a new line-up every single week across its 7 separate venues within the labryinthine Vaults beneath Waterloo station. In the six festivals we’ve produced so far, we’ve added new venues, new bars, and even a restaurant, making our most recent festival (2018) the biggest and most diverse to date. “You certainly cannot accuse the VAULT organisers of failing to provide a full and varied programme. And I wouldn’t mind betting that, as well as entertaining, a lot of this will teach, educate and develop people too because there’s nothing mainstream, about any of it.” The Stage So far VAULT’s featured work from Theatre Ad Infinitum, Trygve Wakenshaw, Filter Theatre, James Rowland, SPECIFIQ,...
The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden By Ian McEwan   28th January – 8th March 2014 VAULT Festival “I did not kill my father, but sometimes I felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that it coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared with what followed. I am only including the little story of his death to explain how my sisters and I came to have such a large quantity of cement at our disposal.”The Heritage Arts Company and FallOut Theatre present a headline production for VAULT Festival 2014. In the relentless summer heat, four children retreat into an isolated world left to them by their parents, and attempt to create their own version of a family. In Ian McEwan’s first novel, The Cement Garden explores coming of age, burgeoning sexuality and the distortions of a 14-year-old mind. David Aula and Jimmy Osborne’s stage adaptation approaches the horror of the story through the innocent eyes of children, and encourages an audience to remember the games, irreverence, and shadows of their youth: to remember and reinvent their sense of invincibility.  “As sharp as can be… rancid, beguiling and playful.”  ★★★★ The Sunday Times “Leaves you effectively shaken.” ★★★★ Metro “Adventurous and youthfully energetic” ★★★★ The Times “Gloriously inventive, playful and full of heart” ★★★★ Fourthwall Magazine “Experimental and adventurous.” ★★★★ The Public Reviews CastCreative Team David Annen as Tom Ruby Bentall as Julie Georgia Clarke-Day as Sue Victoria Gould as Mother George Mackay as Jack Christopher Webster as Derek   Based on the Novel by Ian McEwan Adapted by Jimmy Osborne and David Aula Directed by David Aula Designed by Georgia De Grey Lighting Design by Stuart Webb Sound Design...
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

    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 CastCreative Team 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...