Additional Performances Added for THE CEMENT GARDEN at the Vault Festial
Due to popular demand, extra performances of the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden at VAULT Festival 2014 have been added. Tickets for seven 9pm performances on Saturday 22 February, Thursday 27 February - Saturday 1 March and Thursday 6 March - Saturday 8 March, go on sale today. FallOut Theatre's production, co-written by David Aula and Jimmy Osborne, invites audience members into the house which houses a young family's secret and reveals the tensions which arise as the characters make sense of the adult world. The production stars BAFTA-nominated actor George Mackay as Jack in his professional stage debut, and Ruby Bentall (Mike Leigh's Grief, National Theatre; Peter and Alice, Michael Grandage season at the Noel Coward Theatre) as Julie.
Headlining the Festival alongside The Cement Garden is Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, re-envisioned for the stage by an old friend of Thompson's, Director-Adaptor Lou Stein. The current relevance of this cult classic is brought out by a focus on the surreal wit, humour and polemical heart of the original text. Drawing out Thompson's newly pertinent warnings about the loss of national identity and resonating with the instability that threatens journalism today, the production features artwork by Ralph Steadman, legendary illustrator and Thompson's collaborator.
Until 8 March, VAULT Festival fills Waterloo's Leake Street tunnels with live music, performance and late night events. A must-visit destination for creative and curious Londoners, VAULT is a place for debate, drinking, dancing and more.
At 10.30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the festival, the atmospheric caverns of VAULT become an underground nightclub, featuring one-off parties and extravaganzas.
As well as the wide-ranging performance programme and Lates on offer at VAULT, the Festival's bar is open to the public until 10.30pm every night. Explorers can warm themselves with Adnams cask ale, or their award-winning gin, or follow Hunter S Thompson's lead with Wild Turkey bourbon. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9.00pm and 11.00pm, live swing music meets New Orleans jazz with performances from the Kansas Smitty's House Band - for free. Snacks and food will be available every night courtesy of adventurer/chef Coyote Moon.
With at least five shows every night, plus free live music and the Lates, no two days at VAULT will be the same. For the full performance listings and tickets, please visit: www.thevaultfestival.com The Festival closes on Saturday 8 March 2014.