We've Got Each Other at Vault Festival

London theatre news: Wednesday 9 January 2019

Festivals - Shows

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, a BE Festival Audience Award, and various international awards, We've Got Each Other comes to Vault Festival before a UK-wide tour.
We've Got Each Other at The Vaults

Image: The Vaults

Modern jukebox musicals usually involve a multi-talented cast, an orchestra, opulent sets, decadent costumes, extravagant routines, dramatic key changes and the odd hydraulic lift or two.

We've Got Each Other has none of these things (they cost lots of money), but theatre maker Paul O'Donnell will still try to create an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle simply using the power of imagination.

The show will be at Vault Festival from 6 to 10 February before embarking on a UK-wide tour (announced dates below with others to follow).

Through entertaining descriptions of the show as it unfolds, and 180+ lighting cues, Paul will invite the audience to 'fill in the gaps', imagining the breath-taking and tragic love story of Tommy and Gina.

Expect glitter balls, high camp and one incredibly catchy 80's tune.

This feel good show celebrates the community that is formed when artist and audience meet, and the extraordinary things that we can achieve when we come together, if we just … believe.

We've Got Each Other won the BE Festival Audience Award 2018 as well as the Young FITT Festival's Audience Award and Best Performer Award in Spain.

In 2017, the show was awarded BE Festival Early Ideas Award and China Plate's First Bite Commission.

The show sold-out at the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Paul O'Donnell said ...

"I have always admired the musical theatre genre; swept away by the spectacle of it all, the extravagance of it all, and the audience's ability to completely lose themselves in the fiction of it, if only for an hour or two.

There is something rather magical about spending two hours in a room lost in the most fantastical large scale musical, and I was curious to see if I could capture this experience in my own small scale work."

Mr O'Donnell is a theatre maker and producer, based in Coventry.

We've Got Each Other combines his childhood love of musical theatre with his training in Contemporary Theatre and Performance.

His work aims to expose the 'ordinary' in a 'spectacular' fashion.

Paul's work to date includes an all singing all dancing harem of 'Pauls' exploring our human need to feel like a 'something' (Nothing!), one very 'real' cowboy in a very 'real' saloon (So Far West), and a mime artist who is trying to break free of his glass box (One Thing On His Mime).

Paul has worked with Arcola Theatre's Over 50's Community group and Belgrade Theatre's community and education department.

He is Associate Artist at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Theatre Absolute.

He also co-founded and produces Shoot Festival, a platform supporting up and coming artists in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Tour dates

06 - 10 Feb

Vault Festival

Leake St


London SE1 7NN

Tues-Sat 7.45pm, Sat matinee 4.45pm


12 April


3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD


13 April

Hull Truck

50 Ferensway

Hull HU2 8LB


23 - 27 April

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Broad St

Birmingham B1 2EP

8pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm

10 May

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick

Coventry CV4 7AL


16 - 18 May

Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill

London SW11 5TN

23 - 25 May

Beaford Arts Rural Touring

Crown Yealm House

Pathfields Business Park

South Molton, EX36 3LH

7 June

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen St

Huddersfield HD1 2SP


8 June

Wolverhampton Arena

Wulfruna St

Wolverhampton WV1 1SE


20 - 21 October


Manchester (Orbit Festival)

17 October

Harrogate Theatre


More dates to be announced.

Show listing information


The almost entirely imagined Bon Jovi Musical.

With the modern jukebox musical traditionally comes a multi-talented cast, a live band (or orchestra if you are lucky), opulent sets and decadent costumes, extravagant dance routines, dramatic key changes and the odd hydraulic lift or two.

We've Got Each Other has none of these things (they cost a lot of money), but Paul still tries to create this all singing, all dancing spectacle using the powers of your imaginations.

Through entertaining descriptions of the show as it unfolds, and a hundred plus lighting cues, Paul invites the audience to 'fill in the gaps' and imagine the breath-taking tragic love story of Tommy and Gina.


Paul O'Donnell


Author: Created by Paul O'Donnell
Lighting: Arnim Friess
Dramaturg: Nick Walker
Production: Paul O'Donnell


The Vaults - Crescent
Leake Street


From: Wednesday 6 February 2019

Closed: Sunday 10 February 2019


Standard: £15


Show website
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