New Diorama takeover at Vault Festival

London theatre news: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Festivals - Off-West End - Shows

In a new partnership with Vault Festval, New Diorama will take over one theatre space to present some of the best shows by supported companies in recent years ...
New Diorama takeover at Vault Festival

Image courtesy New Diorama Theatre

Vault Festival will be returning next month for its 7th year and promises to be "bigger, bolder and braver" than ever.

The Festival boasts an exciting and massive line-up of over 400 shows featuring more than 2000 artists, and runs from 23 January to 17 March 2019.

[You can find out more about the complete festival line-up and links to book tickets here].

In an exciting new development, New Diorama Theatre and Vault Festival, two of the most exciting supporters of new theatre in the UK, have teamed-up to showcase some of the country's most thrilling theatre companies.

New Diorama have curated the very best theatre shows from their supported ensembles, and programmed them together for the first time, to create an unmissable season of new work - to be presented at Vault Festival 2019.

David Byrne, Artistic and Executive Director of New Diorama said ...

"Joining forces with Vault Festival gives NDT's supported companies a direct line into the biggest theatre festival in London.

Following our successful first year of the NDT/Underbelly Untapped Award in Edinburgh, this new partnership felt like a natural next step - ensuring New Diorama is presenting work wherever there are large, new audiences, and exciting opportunities to be seized.

The shows in this line-up represent some of the best, new companies NDT has recently championed.

I hope this new partnership with VAULT will be long and fruitful!"

Here are the shows in the season ...

Super Happy Story (about Feeling Super Sad)

Co-produced by 2017 Hull City of Culture, written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain and half of cabaret duo Freaky and Manish, is Silent Uproar's A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).

This Fringe First award-winning musical is a whirlwind of comedy, songs and glitter about how it's OK not to be OK.

Queens of Sheba

They stormed the Edinburgh Fringe, won the Underbelly Untapped Award and The Stage Award in 2018, and now they're going to be playing to their biggest audiences yet!

Nouveau Riche's sell-out hit Queens of Sheba is four Black Woman sharing their explosive true stories of misogynoir, music, nights out and, of course, (white) men.

Director's Cut

The wait is over! Multi-award-winning comedy troupe Kill The Beast are finally brining their 1970's horror movie-set, comedy to London for an extended run.

Director's Cut welcomes you to the worst film never made.

Thankfully there's only one scene left to shoot …

Police Cops

For two nights only, the mighty Pretend Men return from touring the world to present their hit comedy blockbuster Police Cops: an hour of action-packed, adrenaline fuelled physical comedy and cinematic style.

The Talented Mr Ripley

Headlining the NDT/Vault take-over, is The Faction's unmissable adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley, breathing fresh life into Patricia Highsmith's extraordinary psychological thriller on ambition, escapism, and murder - as New Yorker Tom Ripley cons and murders his way across 1950s Italy.


The Crescent

The Vaults

Leake Street

London SE1 7NN

Show dates

30 January to 3 February:


Matinee: 15:10 on 3rd Feb

20:00 : QUEENS OF SHEBA - Nouveau Riche

Matinee: 16:45 on 3rd Feb

21:15: DIRECTOR'S CUT - Kill the BeastMatinee: 16:45 on 2nd Feb

22:45: POLICE COPS - The Pretend Men  (31st Jan & 1st Feb only)

13 to 17 March:

19:00 - The Talented Mr Ripley - The Faction

(Matinee: 15:10 on 16 March)


Vault Festival

New Diorama

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