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Photo Flash: First Look at LOCK AND KEY at VAULT Festival


This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow & Smith starring Tiffany Graves (Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End) and Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Royal & Derngate, Mrs Henderson Presents) comes to VAULT Festival for a strictly limited run directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero, Songs for a New World)

You thought your boss was bad...

It's late. Jess should really be going - after all, she's missing her own birthday party. But her demanding boss Samantha has insisted she stay to review the marketing proofs of the publishing firm's disgustingly cheery children's title, 'Giggles The Bear'. And left the keys to her mysterious, red filing cabinet...

Alone in the eerie office, Jess can't resist the temptation of peering into Samantha's secret files. After making a grisly discovery, Jess must choose what she is willing to sacrifice to keep her job.

Brimming with twisted dark humour, Lock and Key is a workplace thriller for audiences all too aware of the painful demands of modern career success - and the cost of being a woman determined to succeed.

Tiffany Graves was most recently seen at Shakespeare's Globe in Apocalypse Meow and as Madeleine True in The Wild Party (The Other Palace). Other roles include Velma Kelly in Chicago (Adelphi & Cambridge Theatre), Lois in Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Helene and alternate Charity in Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Haymarket), We Will Rock You, Marlene Dietrich in Piaf and Sukie Rougemont in The Witches of Eastwick, as well as Sunset Boulevard, A Chorus Line, Tonight's the Night, Godspell and Cats. She has performed at Grange Park Opera in La Traviata and Anything Goes, Follies (Royal Festival Hall) and in many concerts: Chess and Night of 1000 Voices (Royal Albert Hall), West End Heroes (Dominion Theatre), NT: 50 Years on Stage (National Theatre), Wonderful Town with the Halle Orchestra (The Lowry), and Hey, Old Friends! -Stephen Sondheim 85th Birthday Gala (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

Evelyn Hoskins theatre credits include Mrs Henderson Presents (Toronto), Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Hero's Welcome (UK Tour, Off-Broadway), This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Tour), The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Peter Pan (US Tour), The Secret Garden(Birmingham Rep) and Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith, West End).

Director Adam Lenson is a Director and Dramaturg who specialises in developing new British musical theatre. Directing credits include Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), Songs For A New World (St. James Theatre), Whisper House and 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (The Other Palace Theatre), The Sorrows of Satan, The Quentin Dentin Show (Tristan Bates Theatre), Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), Dark Tourism (Park Theatre), See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre), Reel Life (Ustinov Theatre Bath and St James Studio), The Goodbye Girl (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), West End Recast (Duke of York's Theatre, Phoenix Theatre), Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios), Little Fish and Saturn Returns (Finborough Theatre), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), The Dead Guy (English Theatre Frankfurt) and The Family (Old Vic US/UK Exchange, Public Theater, NY). Forthcoming productions include The Rink starring Caroline O'Connor (Southwark Playhouse).

Writers Bella Barlow and A.C. Smith's ('Barlow & Smith') previous work includes Vanya's (Criterion Theatre New Writing Showcase, support from Old Vic New Voices), Dream Queen (Globe Theatre, London Festival of Cabaret), The Next Step (HighTide), The Game (St James Studio/The Other Palace) and One Night in Chelsea (site-specific, Chelsea Old Church). They have hosted their own cabarets at The Pheasantry and Theatre Royal Stratford East (Musical Theatre Tuesdays) and have appeared as guests of Janie Dee and Kerry Ellis. Barlow & Smith's original song "Private Delight" was performed at the Queen's 90thBirthday Celebration Gala. Their debut album of new holiday music 'Christmas in the City' was produced by Ian Shaw and is available on iTunes. They are co-founders of the Women's Musical Theatre Initiative, developed in partnership with London Playwrights' Workshop.

Photo Credit: Nick Brittain Photography

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