This year sees the biggest ever VAULT Festival, and with over 300 shows to choose from the possibilities are endless. We’ve picked five productions worth seeing in week 7.
Since 2014, the award-winning Loud Poets have cemented their place as the top spoken word show at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their unique blend of poetry, live music and film has wowed audiences at festivals internationally, and this year they’re touring a brand-new show filled with comedy, tragedy, politics and poignancy.
Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892.
Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect.
Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she becomes America’s original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour.
Rory’s Dad was an explorer. Well, not literally. Literally he was a Geography teacher. But inside, she knows, he was Bear Grylls.
And when he dies suddenly in an accident, Rory knows he needs her help to make one last expedition.
With a plastic compass and Dad’s ashes at her side, Rory sets off in the footsteps of all the dead beardy explorers before her to get Dad to the North Pole. Before Mum finds out they’ve gone.
Featuring their signature combination of physical theatre and dynamic storytelling, RedBellyBlack are opening a dialogue about what it means to part ways. Co-creators Kate Goodfellow and Vicki Baron take the best of everything they find and use it to make intimate and exciting theatre, combining heart-warming tales from real life with live music and powerful movement.
The award winning and critically acclaimed company Out of Spite Theatre and the creator of This Is Not Culturally Significant present a new devised piece with a cast of six actors.
People Who Need People promises to be a slow burner that portrays a haunting, humorous and poignant display of the human condition.
VAULT Festival Tickets can be purchased here.