We’re already a week in to VAULT Festival, but there’s plenty more to see and enjoy.  Here’s our top 5 Vault Festival picks for Week 2.

5A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Sad)

A Super Happy Story About Feeling Sad VAULT Festival

30 January – 3 February

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish).

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4Police Cops

Police Cops VAULT Festival

31 January – 1 February

Returning from complete sell out runs at the Soho Theatre, The Cape Town Fringe 2016 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Police Cops’ critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster returns once more for an action-packed hour of adrenaline fuelled physical comedy, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.

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3Hear Me Howl

Hear Me Howl VAULT Festival

30 January – 3 February

Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she’s been living and joins a post-punk band. The play is a moving but hilarious late coming-of-age story, of a woman suddenly questioning the social expectations of her prescribed gender, all whilst throwing herself defiantly into the noise and politics of post-punk, joining a band and playing an instrument for the first time.

From writer Lydia Rynne (Soho Theatre Writer Alumnus, NFTS Odeon Scholar and Creative England’s Funny Girls finalist), director Kay Michael (JMK Directors Award and Old Vic 12 Finalist) and musical consultant Fay Milton, drummer of Mercury Award Nominated band Savages, comes Hear Me Howl, a bitingly honest portrayal of one woman’s personal revolution.

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2Fight Night

Fight Night VAULT Festival

30 January – 17 February

Fight Night brings you not only the thrills of a live boxing match but the opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet the people behind the excitement. From the trainers to the promoters to the family of the fighters, each Fight Night is the be all and end all. A knock out can change a life. A points decision can end a career. Fight Night will give an audience the opportunity to be part of everything that goes into those few precious moments on the canvas. Experience the glitz and glamour of a live professional fight night, or stick with your favourite fighter in their dressing room as they prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime.

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1Velvet

Velvet VAULT Festival

30 January – 3 February

Set amongst the 2017 #MeToo movement, Velvet explores the complex realities of harassment within the industry and how far a person is willing to go in order to achieve their dreams.

Tom has always dreamt of being a successful actor; and now, after years of disappointment, he is finally presented with his golden opportunity… And an impossible decision to make.

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Greg is an award-winning writer with a huge passion for theatre. He has appeared on stage, as well as having directed several plays in his native Scotland. Greg is the founder and editor of Theatre Weekly

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