Vault Festival 2018 Preview

Vault Festival 2018 London

Mark Ludmon previews this year’s Vault festival in and around The Vaults in Waterloo, London Our pick of theatre and performance at Vault 2018 Every year, Vault arts festival just gets bigger and bigger. For 2018, more than 300 shows will take place around London’s Waterloo from January 24 to March 18, focused on The Vaults beneath the station but now bringing in new spaces including Waterloo East Theatre. It features comedy, film, live performance and theatre – a lot of theatre in fact, presenting exciting new talent and new writing. We pick out some of the shows that caught our attention. NeverLand Following Vault’s sell-out hit The Great Gatsby last year, The Guild of Misrule and Theatre Deli return with a Peter Pan-inspired new, immersive musical. Dive into a dark and dangerous world of mermaids, rum and glittering pirates. Expect food fights, absinthe bars and soaring live music from a … Read more

Principal cast announced for Consumables at the King’s Head

Principal casting announced for Consumables at King's Head Theatre

  Michael Hanratty and Timothy Harker have been announced as the principal cast in the upcoming stage debut of Consumables, a provocative new play at the Kings Head Theatre as part of their 2017 Queer Season. Rising star Michael Hanratty’s credits include Young Lucius in the sell out Arcola Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe show Titus Andronicus and Silvius in As You Like It (Rose Playhouse.) He has also starred in a variety of short and feature length films including Gregor Fitio’s upcoming film Different. Timothy Harker’s recent stage appearances include Incident at Vichy (Kings Head Theatre/ Finborough Theatre), Jack Silver’s revival of Tennessee Williams  Confessional  (Southwark Playhouse), Ball Bag (The Lost Theatre) and Montgomery and Push Up Daisies (The Hope Theatre.) He also has a variety of on screen credits including BBC drama Peaky Blinders. Unapologetic, darkly comic and poignant, Consumables is a provocative play about the extreme lengths two lonely people go to to find a connection. Blaize, a young down-and-out porn star, responds to an … Read more

King’s Head Theatre Announce Nine Week Queer Season 2017

King's Head Theatre Queer Season

The King’s Head Theatre today announces the full line-up for its 2017 Queer Season. Established in 2015, the Queer Season is a celebration of the most interesting and innovative LGBTQI+ theatre being created in modern Britain. To mark the 50th anniversary since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, this year’s season has been extended to 9 weeks, and features world premieres alongside transfers from some of the UK’s largest arts festivals. The first major London revival of Kevin Elyot’s drama, Coming Clean, since it opened at the Bush Theatre in 1982 headlines the season. Directed by the King’s Head Theatre’s Artistic Director, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, Coming Clean examines the breakdown of a gay couple’s relationship and examines complex questions of fidelity and love. Other highlights include Out- laws to Inlaws, an evening of seven plays spanning seven decades by some the countries’ leading gay writers, including Jonathan Harvey, best known for A Beautiful … Read more

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