REVIEW: IMOGENÉ at VAULT Festival

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IMOGENÉ is the loud, proud and unapologetic performer we all need right now BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LEE PULLEN Last week at Vault Festival, a star was born right in front of my very eyes. IMOGENÉ’s character has slowly come into existence over the last three years, but very recently, and with the help [….]

REVIEW: Butterfly at VAULT Festival

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The latest queer extravaganza from Bedlam Chorus is as hilarious as it is heart-warming  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Bedlam Chorus is a theatre company which tells un(der)told stories in spectacular ways, and their latest show butterfly is no exception. They have found the stories that the world hasn’t heard before – but can’t live without – [….]

IMOGENÉ: The improvised pop concert comes to VAULT Festival

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“The audience will be dazzled by light-shows, multiple costume changes, dry ice and excessive amounts of glitter” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LEE PULLEN “IMOGENÉ is more than just a concept – she’s a sensation; an over-the-top diva on the brink of pop immortality. But first – due to time constraints related to the physical [….]

SPLINTERED comes to VAULT Festival as “a colourful celebration of queerness”

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DIVA chats to Emily Aboud, the director behind the queer Caribbean Carnival not to be missed BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Emily Aboud is bringing SPLINTERED to Vault Festival this February! Refreshing visions of the Caribbean Carnival mixed with queerness, this is a play that laughs in the face of oppression. It’s a carnival dance party littered [….]

The High Table: An exploration of queerness, Black womanhood and tradition

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“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a play with a British-Nigerian queer woman at the centre of the story” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Tara is getting married to her girlfriend Leah, and they’re planning the perfect Nigerian wedding! However, one thing is missing – the blessing of Tara’s family. For this, Tara is prepared to search [….]

THEATRE: Bedlam Chorus are the queer theatre-makers telling untold stories

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DIVA chats to Clodagh Chapman about brand-new show, butterfly BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Bedlam Chorus is a collective of queer artists, who want to shift the balance within queer theatre and make sure regular people’s voices are heard. They have been working extremely hard on their latest show, butterfly, to bring to light the LGBTQI stories [….]

Eight shows you can’t miss at VAULT Festival 2020 💫

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VAULT is back for 2020, with the best of LGBTQI performance BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY TOM SHANNON The fastest growing arts festival in the UK, VAULT Festival, is back for another run. 2020 is the biggest ever edition across eight packed weeks with more than 500 shows now on sale! VAULT’s bold and innovative [….]