Preview: What the Dolls Saw at VAULT Festival

What The Dolls Saw VAULT Festival
What The Dolls Saw VAULT Festival

What the Dolls Saw from the House of Macabre will play at VAULT Festival 5th – 9th February 2020.

Three sisters travel home for the funeral of their father, who happens to be the world’s greatest Dollmaker. With their mother on the edge of sanity, and an unsolved case haunting the family, the sisters must unearth dark secrets to find out: what did the dolls see?

A delight for fans of true crime with a plot that unravels like a mystery podcast. This a play about sisterhood, and the pressure upon women to fit into the perfect china mould. Not recommended for those with a phobia of dolls… or a fear of feminism.
Written by Nic Lamont who has penned dark comedy for BBC3 and BBC Radio 4.

This is the first all-female written, directed, produced, lighting designed and performed production by theatre company House of Macabre. This show features shadow puppetry in a collaboration with award-winning theatre company Knuckle and Joint. A ten minute excerpt of What the Dolls Saw was picked out of 250 entries to be in the inaugural Women’s Writes Festival showcase at The Arcola Theatre in September 2019.

The House of Macabre are productions created by Adam Rhys-Davies and Nic Lamont, the writer/performers behind comedy duo The Twins Macabre.
The company have previously produced shows at Pleasance Edinburgh, Brighton Fringe Spiegeltent, Leicester Square Theatre, VAULT Festival, Fragility Takeover (Best Show Shortlist) and London Horror Fest.

Previous play ‘The Darklings’ (VAULT 2019) was one of Lyn Gardner’s Top Picks of the Week and achieved an After Dark Award Nomination.


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