Vault Festival 2018 – Horror Highlights

Calling all fans of the darker side of theatre! The brilliant Vault Festival is set to return at the end of the month, and this time, it’s bigger than ever!

Running from January 24th to March 18th, over three hundred new shows explode across a festival of festivals in their Waterloo home. These range from plays and comedy shows, to film screenings… and the great news for us horror fans is that there’s some darkly brilliant performances on the bill too.

Of course, to help you choose what to see, we’ve picked out our highlights for you.  All these individual performances are also added to our event calendar, so there’s no excuses for forgetting!

Alien LandVault Festival: Alien Land

Running from 24th — 28th January

A darkly comic solo show about love, loss and exile inspired by The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, the first science fiction novel in the Middle East.

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Tomorrow Creeps Vault Festival: Tomorrow Creeps

Running from 24th — 28th January

Fallen Tyrant, Spectral Queen, Hollow Hero. Where is Wild Kate?

Experience a new play drawn from sixteen Shakespeare texts. Scream Babooshka: we are such stuff as nightmares are made on.

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Misc. Films Presents: DEATH LINE Vault Festival: Death Line

Running on 28th January

Mind The Doors!

There’s something grisly going down on the London Underground, but don’t worry – tea-drinking Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence) is on the case in Gary Sherman’s cult-classic cannibal horror.

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Providence Vault Festival: Providence

Running from 31st Jan — 4th Feb

Dominic Allen (Belt-Up, A Common Man) and Simon Maeder (Superbolt Theatre) present a darkly comic journey through the life and works of America’s most infamous horror writer, HP Lovecraft.

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Enthusiasms #666: I am The Devil + Society Vault Festival: Enthusiams #666

Running on 4th Feb

A horrific one-two punch of exposure and exploitation: honey-traps, hallucinogens, CIA conspiracy-theories, slithering body-horror and Republican cannibalistic-orgies are the order of the day in the dark pulsating heart of Trump’s America.

God help us all.

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The Thing That Came To Dinner 

Running from 7th — 9th February

When the guests of an elegant dinner-party discover that their snowbound manor-house has been infiltrated by a deadly shape-shifting alien, the evening descends into paranoia, panic, and razor-sharp witticisms.

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Mr Nod Vault Festival: Mr Nod

Running from 14th — 15th February

Mr Nod is a heightened, macabre and darkly comic journey through the distorted world of a man in the depths of insomnia, hanging onto reality by his fingernails.

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Frances Farmer: Zombie Movie Star Vault Festival: Frances Farmer

Running from 17th — 18th February

Glamour? Glitz? Graveyard dust? Frances Farmer has it all. Join this decaying diva as she recounts her life on screen and stage, or, well, as much as her rotting brain will let her…

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Red/Wolf Vault Festival: Big/Red

Running from 28th Feb — 4th Mar

‘Why should I fear Wolves?’ Mused Little Red ‘They’re no match for what’s in my head’.

A sick Granny. Many different paths. And a cabaret deep in the forest.

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Father Of Lies Vault Festival: Father Of Lies

Running from 28th Feb — 4th Mar

Making a Murderer meets Rosemary’s Baby… true crime thriller about an unsolved murder in 1973.

‘Devastating’ ★★★★★ (London Pub Theatres). ‘Captivating’ ★★★★ (The Wee Review). ‘Fascinating’ ★★★★ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

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Unburied Vault Festival: Unburied

Running from 7th — 11th March

In 1978, HTV produced a children’s Folk Horror serial called ‘Unburied’.

The tapes are now missing, presumed destroyed. Join Carrie Marx as she unearths a terrifying mystery, buried in our cultural past.

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Bury The Hatchet Vault Festival: Bury The Hatchet

Running from 7th — 11th March

Andrew Borden and his wife Abby are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4th 1892.

The story goes their daughter Lizzie wielded the axe that killed them.

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The Unseen Hour Vault Festival: The Unseen Hour

Runs on 8th March

Two stand alone stories of absurd comic horror, performed by a cast of three, in 10 roles.

Featuring James Carney, Brice Stratford & Joey Timmins.

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The Twins Macabre: Slay Vault Festival: Twins Macabre

Running from 9th — 10th March

The world’s most prolific killer siblings have been found guilty of hundreds of murders and have skyrocketted to an insane level of celebrity!

Watch them slay the world of social media and pop culture.

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Lock And Key Vault Festival: Lock And Key

Running from 14th — 18th March

A spine-tingling new musical from Barlow & Smith (‘exceptionally clever’ – Musical Theatre Review).

Professional success doesn’t come for free. How far are you willing to go? Directed by Adam Lenson.

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Tom And Bunny Save The World Vault Festival: Tom And Bunny

Running from 14th — 18th March

As 2018 falls to a zombie apocalypse, Tom and Bunny begin their perilous journey to Yorkshire.

A black and bloody comedy set to a live folk soundtrack.

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Big Bad Vault Festival: Big Bad

Running from 14th — 18th March

They wanted to tame her, keep her, control her.

For years her animal instincts have kept her safe, but this time she is trapped, she made a mistake.

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For all the details on the 2018 Vault Festival, head over to the festival website.

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