A Pinch of Vault Week Three: Picks of the Week

VAULT’s festival of live work-in-progress shows, A Pinch of VAULT, returns for a third year showcasing new works from leading independent performance makers taking place at The Glitch and venues across Waterloo and Bankside from 12th February – 10th March.

We take a look at some of the highlights of week three:

A Pinch of Vault – Week Three Highlights

Lil Wenker: Bangtail

Coming to A Pinch of VAULT this week, Bangtail is a cowboy—specifically, the baddest man in Texas. But he’s missing something in his wild day-to-day: his purpose. So he sets off to find it, leaving the Wild West for a day job in middle America. Now, instead of wrangling cows, he wrangles the books at a mid-sized animal feed manufacturer in rural Minnesota. The show is performed by Lil Wenker, a clown from Minnesota and the co-founder of Chekhov’s Gum. Chekhov’s Gum makes rowdy and highly physical comedies that remind the audience of the power and stupidity of live theatre.

At Sino Thai on 27 February

Madeleine MacMahon: Plane Jane

Max Turner Prize Winner, Funny Women Semi-Finalist & ‘One To Watch’, BBC New Comedy Awards regional selection. New York Times Critic’s Pick, Fringe First Winner & Offie Nominated ‘Best Solo Performance’ (Breathless, ’23) ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Blindfold (British Independent Film Festival, ’21). That’s a lot, isn’t it? Her new show is a fast paced story-telling comedy hour about how 2019 changed her life forever.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 29 February

Josh Glanc: Hubba hubba (based on a true story)

Glanc, aka Spanish Fuk-boi, the co-host of the cult Edinburgh hit Stamptown Comedy night, has been labelled one of Australia’s “most exciting” comedians (★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald). His shows fuse together character, stand-up and song in a unique an ‘antic brand of tomfoolery’ (★★★★ Guardian). He brings his new work-in-progress show comes to London.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 29 February and 1 March

Amy Annette: Circle of Shame

Ahead of a run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Amy Annette brings her new show Circle of Shame to A Pinch of Vault. She tells us it’s “a show about the ballet flats and bad ideas that shaped the early 2000’s and explores how much we’ve really moved on.” Amy Annette is an up-and-coming comedian who is known for her ‘joyous energy [that] is so infectious, she has the audience hung on her every word.” Watch out.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 2 March and 4 March

Daniel Nicholas: Art to Die For

Comedian Daniel Nicholas returns with a new show Art to Die For at A Pinch of VAULT. Nicholas has spent the last year reading Agatha Christie, Japanese locked room mysteries and thinking about Daniel Craig’s accent in Knives out and now this research has come together in this interactive and hilarious murder mystery show where you help find the one ‘whodunit’. The work-in-progress show is written and performed by Nicholas.

At Sino Thai on 29 February

Everyone’s A Critic – Live Podcast Recording

Get ready for a wild ride through the world of movies like you’ve never experienced before with “Everyone’s a Critic,” the brainchild of comedian Yiannis Cove. Picture this: a podcast where Yiannis and his guests give the finger to traditional film criticism and dig into those flicks that got a raw deal on Rotten Tomatoes. Yiannis Cove brings the vibes as the laid-back host with a real love for cinema. Every episode, he teams up with a hilarious comedian guest to champion a movie that critics just didn’t get. And guess what? It’s not your typical serious film analysis – these guys bring the laughs and shake up the conversation.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 2 March

The Land That Never Was

The Land That Never Was tells the true story of Gregor MacGregor (yes that is his real name) a Scottish conman who sold a country that literally did not exist. It’s one part confessional stand-up, part unhinged TED Talk, and a whole lot of bullshit. It’s a show about a group of strangers who collectively believed in something that doesn’t exist… yet. It’s a story about us.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 2 March

Amy Webber: No Previous Experience

Amy is an award winning comedian as heard on BBC Radio 4. Armed with her mini keyboard and an opera degree that’s never been useful, she’s on the hunt for a new job. You may pity her, you may love her but you will definitely want to employ her. Expect banging pop songs, live networking and a world class singing voice.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 3 March

A Pinch of Vault runs until 10 March across Waterloo and Bankside, London.

For full listings visit the festival website.