Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival

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V&V tells the iconic love story of literary treasure Virginia Woolf and esteemed socialite Vita Sackville-West, alongside a modern narrative of Lottie from Tunbridge Wells and love cynic Mia. Shortlisted for the Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve 2019, V&V now makes its debut at VAULT Festival 2020 exploring communication then and now.

Through carefully crafted letters that were anticipated with relish, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf began an exquisite romance almost a century ago. They conquered each other's hearts with wit and elegance inked onto a page. Luckily, their husbands didn't mind.

Today, in the overwhelmingly tangled world of dating apps, Mia and Lottie meet online, flirting through the beam of a phone screen. When an emoji can change not just the tone of the conversation but its entire meaning, reading between the lines becomes a whole new challenge.

Examining the importance of communication in a relationship and how it can fall prey to misinterpretation, the piece interrogates the life-changing impact of technology. The contemporary story explores the sending of messages in the heat of the moment and the regret that can follow. The letters of Vita and Virginia reveal two women engaging in a beautiful but sometimes fraught relationship, as they are frequently physically separated. Hurtful messages sent instantly without thought can become immortalised in a screenshot; messages unsent can haunt a person forever.

Tickets are available priced £15.50 (preview: £14.50) plus £1.50 per ticket booking fee from https://vaultfestival.com/ or 0208 050 9241

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams

Photo Flash: First Look at V&V at VAULT Festival
Heather Wilkins and EM Williams


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