Theatre & Performance

Including Drama, Musicals, Cabaret, Circus, One Man Shows, Immersive Theatre & more.

VAULT is back with an enormous programme of drama, musicals, circus and cabaret to keep you entertained and inspired from the end of January.

With more productions than ever before, we’ve created a diverse spread of artists and companies who have daring, innovative voices and work that deserves to be seen. From the serious to the shocking, there’s a host of performances featuring whipcrack dialogue, intense physical theatre and lots more.

Browse through the listings or pick a day and see what’s on: we’re sure you’ll find something to your taste.

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January 2017
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Space Play

£15 | January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-01-25 04:15 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-01-25 7:00

A stranded astronaut hurtles around the earth on a solitary orbit. With stunning design and projection mapping this is a black comedy about suspension, isolation and our disintegrating times.

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Wayward

£12 | January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

A surreal musical cabaret with mischief in mind. A midnight encounter with a white rabbit leads Cat into a secret speakeasy, home to mythical figures with mischief in mind, and life takes a turn for the wicked.

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A Year From Now

£12 | January 25 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

14 voices. 5 actors. 1 year. A fascinating combination of verbatim and physical theatre, this production asks where you see yourself a year from now. “Alecky Blythe stripped bare...simple storytelling at its most unlimited.” ★★★★ - LondonTheatre1

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Exactly Like You

£12 | January 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-01-25 04:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-01-25 8:15

Lost in a lonely city, a young woman conjures up a dialogue with legendary artist, Nina Simone. An electrifying one-woman show, praised by critics at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

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The Litterati

£15 | January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2017-01-25 02:45 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-01-25 8:30

Millie is sent to write about a notorious underground community: the Litterati. A new story of riots, hedonism, and human potential by Isla van Tricht, writer of 2016’s Underground (★★★★ Broadway Baby).

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Fran & Leni

£12 | January 25 @ 7:45 pm - 8:55 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.17 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

1976. Fran & Leni meet. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. Music, fishnets, tits and spitting. A full-throttle tale of lifelong friendship.

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Worlds

£12 | January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:05 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.09 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

Two actors play many roles in this new comedy. Set in a remote guest house Worlds looks at why people choose to leave or remain in relationships, friendships and locations.

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The Subterranean Season

£12 | January 25 @ 8:25 pm - 9:25 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017,
and Once on March 1, 2017,
and Once on March 2, 2017,
and Once on March 3, 2017,
and Once on March 4, 2017,
and Once on March 5, 2017

Award-winning PLAY Theatre Company are back with a season of bold new work. Featuring the brightest and best emerging talent, our eight box-fresh new PLAYs will inspire and ignite.

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The Great Gatsby

£26.75 | January 25 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 5, 2017

Be plunged into a world of red hot jazz, bootleg liquor and more than a little scandal. Gatsby invites you to his infamous parties in this exhilarating immersive experience. (1920s dress encouraged, dancing shoes mandatory.)

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Britney

£9 | January 25 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 29, 2017

A comedy with lots of heart, and a brain tumour. When good brains go bad. This is the very true and very funny story of two best friends coming to terms with one being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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Mme Bovary’s Communist After-Party

£9 | January 26 @ 6:10 pm - 7:00 pm

At the behest of her daughter, an eccentric, tinder-addicted, God-fearing Romanian police interpreter shares her post-Communist tales of love, loss and the importance of contraception. Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...

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Fcuk’d

£12 | January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Once on February 2, 2017

This tense, fast paced one man show, written entirely in verse, tells the story of two brothers who flee their council estate flat in a bid for a better life.

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The Alchemical Door Presents

£15 | January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Once on February 2, 2017,
and Once on February 9, 2017

From all the immersive ideas we've explored this year only one can be chosen to become a full length piece for VAULT Festival. This sell-out event is always surprising, atmospheric and very interactive.

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Daddy’s Girl

£15 | January 27 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm
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Once on January 28, 2017

Heartfelt, hilarious debut play about having a parent in prison. This heartfelt, heartwarming and hilarious play follows the story of Terry, banged up in prison for life, and his daughter, Eliza, a millennial struggling to find love, money and meaning.

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Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal, and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught!

£12 | January 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Once on January 29, 2017,
and Once on February 11, 2017,
and Once on February 12, 2017,
and Once on February 25, 2017,
and Once on February 26, 2017

28th & 29th Jan | 11th, 12th, 25th, 26th Feb. Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Bring your hippo catchers! ‘Intelligent, imaginative, very funny’ (JimJam Arts) and Best Family Show at the 2016 Buxton Fringe.

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February 2017
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Skin of the Teeth

£9 | February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017

The story of a boy without fear. Thriller meets fairytale. ‘Exciting and thrilling, a mesmerising piece of theatre’ ★★★★ Edfest. Surreal and boldly-physical. A dark, modern fairytale about a boy who can’t feel fear and his quest to find it.

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Frontal Lobotomy

£9 | February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017

Visual Storytelling and Poetry, with a Tom Waits inspired soundtrack. Burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with tormented lullabies from Tom Waits; punctuated with scientific accounts of the transorbital lobotomy.

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We Are Brontë

£12 | February 1 @ 6:10 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017

Two very serious performers use physical theatre to quintessentialize gothic themes of love, madness and tuberculosis in this hilarious interpretation of the Brontë myth. “Masters of their art” ★★★★ The Scotsman

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Bechdel Theatre Podcast

£9 | February 1 @ 6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

Podcast using the Bechdel test to talk about gender in theatre. Beth Watson and Pippa Sa review and recommend plays that pass the Bechdel test, and interview prominent women in theatre.

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A Colder Water Than Here

February 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on February 5, 2017,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-02-01 03:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-02-01 7:15

Voices echo for thousands of miles with memories of the past. Leaving homes thousands of miles away, 6 characters long for something different. a colder water than here is a multilingual theatre piece exploring how we carry the past with us.

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