Vulvarine on tour

London theatre news: Saturday 26 January 2019

London Fringe - Shows - Tours

Fat Rascal Theatre announce the cast for the UK tour of their hit Edinburgh show Vulvarine, which tours through Spring 2019 including stop-offs at Vault Festival and the King's Head Theatre.
Vulvarine at the King's Head Theatre and on tour

Image: Fat Rascal Theatre

Winners of the Otherplace/Balkan Award, the Eddies Award, the VAULT festival 'Festival Spirit' Award and nominated for an Off West End Award, Fat Rascal Theatre has quickly become a home for new musical theatre, having written and produced 5 new musicals since its inception in 2016, including sell-out Edinburgh show Buzz: A New Musical.

Fat Rascal Theatre is a company run by women, discussing social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience.

They believe that theatre should aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.

Casting has now been announced for the company's upcoming spring tour of their hit Edinburgh show, Vulvarine, that starts at Theatre Severn on 2 March and continues through the early part of the summer, concluding at The Lowry in Salford in July.

In London, the show will be at Vault Festival from 13 to 17 March and, later, at Islington's King's Head Theatre from June 11 to July 6 where the company are an Associate Company.

Robyn Grant is a writer-performer trained on East 15 Acting school's Acting and Contemporary Theatre course.

Her piece Tom and Bunny Save the World played at York Theatre Royal and Edinburgh Fringe Assembly George Square, and was shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Award 2017, the Eddies Award 2017, and won Best New Writing - Fairy Powered Edinburgh Fringe Awards.

She is currently redeveloping her show Buzz: A New Musical (Shortlisted for Les Enfants Terribles Award 2016, Winner of The Stella Wilkie Award 2016, Winner of the Eddies Award 2016, Winner of The Otherplace Balkan Award 2017), and is the founder and Artistic Director of Fat Rascal Theatre.

She is to be joined onstage by frequent collaborators Jamie Mawson, Allie Munro and Katie Wells (Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody, King's Head Theatre and UK tour; Buzz: A New Musical, Brighton Fringe, York Theatre Royal, Edinburgh Fringe; Tom and Bunny Save the World, Edinburgh Fringe), and new company member Steffan Rizzi (The Secret Garden, The Barn Theatre; Pobol y Cwm and Respectable Girls, S4C)

Following an outpouring of new superhero musicals with a male protagonist, Vulvarine is a tongue-in-cheek comedy with a feminist message; and after the release of superhero movies with a social and political focus such as Black Panther and Wonder Woman, Fat Rascal Theatre believe that now is the time for a new politically relevant superhero musical, combining pop culture and musical theatre with gender discussions to create a fresh, funny and relevant new show.

ActDrop reviewed Fat Rascal's Beauty and the Beast at the King's Head Theatre in December 2017 - read our 4 star review here.


Bryony Buckle/Vulvarine: Allie Munro

The Mansplainer/Debbie: Robyn Grant

Poppy/The Doctor: Katie Wells

Orson Bloom/The Boss: Jamie Mawson

Sonya/Phil: Steffan Rizzi


Book: Robyn Grant

Lyrics: Robyn Grant & Daniel Elliot

Music: James Ringer-Beck

Associate Director: Siobhan Cannon Brownlie

Choreographer: Jed Berry

Lighting Designer: Declan Randall

Sound Designer: Candice Weaver

Vulvarine and Mansplainer Prop Design: Hugh Purves

Technical Stage Manager: Vita Ingram-Anichkin

Sound Technician: Benjamin Smith

Producer: Laura Elmes

Tour Dates

Theatre Severn, March 2nd

Theatre Deli, March 7th - 9th

Attenborough Arts Centre, March 10th

VAULT Festival, March 13th - 17th

The Civic, Stourport, March 19th

Old Joint Stock, Birmingham, March 20th - 23rd

Wardrobe Bristol, March 27th - 30th

Brewery Arts Centre, April 3rd

Komedia Brighton, May 27th - 29th

King's Head Theatre, June 11th - July 6th

Cast Doncaster, July 10th

The Lowry Salford, July 11th - 12th


Tour website

King's Head Theatre

Vault Festival

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