A Pinch of Vault Week Two: 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 two:

A Pinch of Vault – Week Two Highlights

Anansi and Other Such Stories

Kwami Odoom invites you for a chilled night of storytelling. Combining the Ghanaian folk tales called Anansi stories and stories from his own life – it should be a lot of fun. There’ll be drums, loop pedals, stories and more. He wants you to kick back, relax and let him take you on a journey. It’d be a shame if someone were to ruin it…

Odoom is an actor and theatre-maker who has performed at the Donmar Warehouse, Kiln Theatre, National Theatre as well as on television in Death in Paradise and Holby City, in addition to a performance in a pilot for FX/Disney’s Never Let Me Go.

At Union Theatre on 19 February

I Met All My Friends on Dating Apps

J is going on a date with someone who isn’t her husband tonight… but It’s ok, everyone involved knows. Written and performed by Canadian Jess Andrews, I Met All My Friends on Dating Apps is a reflection on the “friend zone”, good kissers and confidence after one year of pursuing consensual non-monogamy.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 20 and 21 February

Madonna on the Rocks

Writer and performer Marie Hamilton told us that, “Madonna on the Rocks is a dark, empowering and very funny new musical about motherhood and making art at the end of the world. It’s a joyous relinquishing of all the mama guilt and expectations society (and we ourselves) pile onto new parents.” Read the interview now.

The tragicomedy examines the struggle to pursue your art, or any career at all, and be a truly present parent at the same time. It’s about maternal rage, responsibility, and our fragile egos.

At The Spacement at The Glitch, London on 20 February

Two Sisters

Kent based composer, lyricist, musical director, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist, Sam Hall’s new musical is based on an ancient folk song of the same name which tells the story of two sisters, the elder jealous of the younger and the tragic consequences of that jealousy when they both fall for the same handsome neighbour.

Hall is currently the Assistant Musical Director for ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ a the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Two Sisters features a book by Kerry Andrew and is directed by Patrick O’Neill.

At Union Theatre on 21 February

RJ Hunter: Stupid Sexy Poem Show

This is a poetry show…But not as you know them. RJ Hunter takes you on a stupid, sexy, poetic journey through their life as a trans, queer word-jester. Discussing transness, masculinity, femininity, relationships to others and herself and the beauty of the utterly stupid and pointless, award-winning spoken-word artist RJ Hunter is ready to give you a big fat smattering of their signature stupid, sexy poem style in this spoken-word-comedy-cabaret!

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 22 and 23 February

Somewhere Between

Somewhere Between is the debut spoken-word theatre by Abu B. Yillah, exploring the life and times of a 3rd Culture kid who grows up to become an adult stuck between national identities, personalities and masculinity. Born a poet in Sierra Leone and raised somewhere between Black-British and Sierra Leonean cultures, Abu has grown up to become a Lover-Boy (some may argue ‘Player’) whose loose morals pits him in constant battle with his wholesome upbringing and innate good value

At Sino Thai on 22 February


This script-in-hand, rehearsed reading tells the story of a 29 year old called Joe in 1972. He’s just been elected as one of the youngest Senators in the history of the United States. Yes, Joe is Joe Biden, current president of the United States. It’s written by Alex Urwin, who in addition to writing plays, has written professionally for political leaders in the UK, Kenya, and at the UN. Sam Eber-Landy reads JOE.

At The Spacement at The Glitch on 25 February

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

For full listings visit the festival website.