ACTING AND ACTIVISM ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act granted most women in Britain the vote. On the eve of the 100th anniversary, join actors and activists for a special night of drama and discussion.
Watch Cicely Hamilton’s razor-sharp comedy HOW THE VOTE WAS WON - one of the most celebrated suffrage plays - in a rare staged reading.
Discover the story of how suffragettes used plays and protest to radically change our society.
And meet some of the extraordinary artists and campaigners who are driving change in our own time, continuing and challenging the legacy of the suffrage movement.
- REBECCA LENKIEWICZ, playwright whose suffragette drama Her Naked Skin was the first new play by a female writer to be produced on the National Theatre’s main stage
- ISABEL ADOMAKOH YOUNG, actor, author, drag king and campaigner for groups including 50:50 Parliament and Sisters Uncut
- SAM SMETHERS, CEO of the Fawcett Society
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions).
All proceeds from the event will be donated in support of women’s rights charities.
Dippermouth makes sharp, exciting theatre, and education programmes to engage and inspire.
17th + 18th February 2018 | 1.40pm | £9.50
I play scathing super-villain Doktor Jane in this brilliant show for kids - she appears via screen only and it'll be loads of fun!
Anarchic humour from the winner of the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand-Up Comedy Award, James Bennison aka Doktor James. The comedian behind a "blast of a show" (Fest Mag), Edinburgh hit 'Akademy of Evil'. Spend a very silly hour of fast-paced fun, practising your most evil laugh in "an air of controlled chaos that works as well for adults as for kids" (Fest Mag).
HELP DOKTOR JAMES TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD! ... PRETTY PLEASE.
Doktor James is sick of living at home and not being taken seriously as a supervillain. He is really, really bad and he just wants to beat his superhero brother and take over the world… Bad as in evil by the way, not bad as in rubbish. He definitely isn’t rubbish.
Well, maybe he is a bit rubbish… and with the arrival of a new Supervillain he needs to prove that he’s better at being evil than everybody else. Doktor James has therefore brought out all his best bad plans and now he just needs some really naughty children to help him get them working.
Are you naughty enough to take over the world? Are you secretly a genius with a lot of plans and inventions? Are you really good at dancing? If the answer to any of these questions is YES then Doktor James needs your help.
Prepare for an anarchic and very silly hour of deadly fun, perfect for 6 – 11 year olds who want to become more powerful, more naughty and more in charge of the entire world.
‘Represents the best of the fringe’ (Primary Times).
James Bennison, winner of the IYAF Brighton Fringe Stand-Up Comedy Award.
At this dreary, dark and dreadfully romantic time of year, London’s underground creatures bring an ode to the lonesome, a call to the companionless, a song to the solitary sinner.
This will be a refuge for the unrequited lovers of London, aching over absent Valentine’s, we ask you however to not drown your sorrows in solitude but do so dancing, surrounded by the decadent and the damned.
Expect to hear the wildest folk and brass heavy bands along with Circus Sensations, Immersive Theatre, Interactive Set Pieces, Wicked walkabouts, roaming puppetry, menageries and masked revelers, costumes and characters, naughty nooks & secret lairs for absinthe fuelled hedonism. This is the Bleeding Heart Ball!
Room 1: The Pleasure Palace
Live Music / Tropical DJ's / Cabaret & Circus Performances / Immersive Characters
Room 2: Den of Iniquity
Confession Booth / Love Roulette / Sex Magic Tarot / Interactive Sensory Games / Massage Parlour / Story Telling & Roaming Illusionists
Room 3: Life Drawing Salon
FAT TUESDAY is back!
And performance collective SHOTGUN CAROUSEL throw a party like it’s Summer all year round.
For the fourth year running they return to VAULT Festival with their annual celebration of excess, FAT TUESDAY: London’s answer to global Mardi Gras festivities. Bringing together all the international sounds of the celebration, with the best of London’s live acts, the collective present their own take on the famous party and parades.
What to expect: Things to get wild, with giant brass sections, dancing on tables, magical decor, anything-goes costumes, impromptu parades and more to complete the Mardi Gras spectacle. Come as you are, Be ready to dance!
~ LIVE MUSIC ~
Eight man trumpet behemoth from South East London taking the brass band genre in a new direction. Expect all original music with influences across the board from grime to grindcore.
~ SLOW MOJO ~
Slow Mojo is the six-piece band that's bringing back the blues. Blues-influenced music, spanning genres as diverse as traditional 12-bar blues, rock 'n' roll, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, to the rock of today and beyond. We tip our caps to the legends of yesteryear and play our blues style for the modern era.
Mardi Gras Cocktails // Face & Body Painting // Costume Stalls & Interactive party fun!
Costume not obligatory by HUGELY ENCOURAGED!!
Our events are friendly and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ and non-binary party people.
Let's face it- 2017 was a drag.
So, your favourite Drag Kings are sending the year off in style and bringing you back to the future.
That's right, we're reviving our smash hit 80s cabaret show at Soho Theatre, bringing our beloved queer icons back to life and showing you our vision of the what's to come.
Hint: It's here, it's queer and it is fighting the power.
Packed with Power Suits, Prince Tribute Acts and New Romantic Pretty Boys: this show is sure to stick it to the man.
So don your most colourful gladrags, perm that hair, put in your shoulder pads & prepare to party the night away like a King.
4 - 9th December 2017, Soho Theatre Downstairs.