“Claustrophobia of a corner shop” – The Amber Trap – Theatre 503

Under the fluorescent lighting stacking tins of soup, early 20-something Katie feels at home. The songs on the radio change but the customers don’t, and Hope is there to tease her, juggle fruit and...

“Expertly timed” – It’s Not a Sprint – Vault

Ever felt like you were stumbling through life rather than running it? Living in London can feel like a sprint sometimes, barging up and down escalators and chasing pay cheques whilst trying to hold family and friends, a...

“Intelligent and witty” – Holly Morgan is a Witch, Get Her! – Vault Festival

It’s not easy to write a comedy about something as un-funny as the torture and persecution of thousands of women, Holly Morgan acknowledges sagely, and yet, she does a bewitching job of it. If you’ve...

“Disquieting, edge-of-your-seat stuff” – The Apologists – Vault Festival

When was the last time you apologised? Accidentally brushing someone awkwardly on the tube? Getting held up at work perhaps, and leaving a friend waiting? But have you ever had to apologise for something big?...

“The conviction is there… but the execution is messy” – Birthright – Vault

In this unorthodox tale of a pilgrimage (of-sorts) to Israel by two young, Jewish 20-somethings, questions of faith, identity and the nature of religion exchange blows. Like faith itself, in Birthright the conviction is...

“Ugly and anger inducing” – Call Me Fury – Vault

The Salem witch trials of late 17th century America are infamous. In just a little over a year, more than 200 people were accused in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut alone. Nineteen of...

“Punchy, episodic drama” – Kicking All the Boxes – Vault Festival

When it comes to boxes, would you rather be ticking them, or kicking them? What if when faced with your future, you kick it in the head? In this punchy, episodic drama, Irish kickboxing junior-champ...

“Rip up the history books” – WOMANS (Like Romans but with a W) –...

Cast your mind back momentarily to your school history lessons... who writes history, children? The winners, that's right. And if history has taught us anything, the winners were almost always powerful men. Good thing...

“She doesn’t just answer, she roars” – Lola – Vault Festival

Using Nabokov’s 1955 Lolita as a springboard, Hannah Nixon’s new play Lola asks questions of our era and the threats it poses to young women. This Lola however, born out of the 21st century and not the mid-twentieth,...

Interview: Nicole Acquah, Acquah & Co

Nicole Acquah has never been one to sit still - or keep quiet. Since her debut play For a Black Girl opened at Vault 2018 to public and critical acclaim (Including a 4 star review...