“Expect a lot of glitter, sass and a few surprises.” | Graham de la Cruz on bringing his self-titled extravaganza back to Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to Vault Festival. The Graham Show: Extra Graham is my one man cabaret extravaganza. It’s an evening of big songs and stories from my whirlwind life as an entertainment professional. Audiences can expect a lot of glitter, sass and a few surprises all whilst sat in a tunnelContinue reading ““Expect a lot of glitter, sass and a few surprises.” | Graham de la Cruz on bringing his self-titled extravaganza back to Vault Festival”

“I have learnt a lot about the person I wish I had been from this one character.” | Lilly Pollard and Joel Samuels talk sex, soundtracks and Sugar Coat at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival. Joel: Sugar Coat is a live music play about love, loss and lubrication. It’s a pop-punk, feminist show about sex and love on the one hand; and trauma and survival on the other. It features a kick-ass all female-identifying cast of actor-musicians who tellContinue reading ““I have learnt a lot about the person I wish I had been from this one character.” | Lilly Pollard and Joel Samuels talk sex, soundtracks and Sugar Coat at Vault Festival”

“Avoid the feelings, make jokes and cry in secret.” | Judy Alfereti gets frank about sex, mental health and Vanilla Ice for Don’t Talk To Me About Love

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to Glasgow Comedy Festival. Don’t Talk To Me About Love is a one woman show about love, sex, mental health and Vanilla Ice. It’s basically a stand up show, but with more narrative rather than quickfire jokes. It’s the first one woman show I’ve ever written, and IContinue reading ““Avoid the feelings, make jokes and cry in secret.” | Judy Alfereti gets frank about sex, mental health and Vanilla Ice for Don’t Talk To Me About Love”

“Frankly, anything being played badly is always funny.” | Ed MacArthur on being musically mistakable at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival. I’m bringing a work in progress show for a one-off musical comedy performance of new material. It’s a multi-instrumental, madcap hour of songs and stand up. It’ll be a good chance to see if my new ideas are worthy of expansion, or whether IContinue reading ““Frankly, anything being played badly is always funny.” | Ed MacArthur on being musically mistakable at Vault Festival”

“I can just blame ghosts for my own lack of personal development.” | Ruth Hunter on fighting her demons at Glasgow Comedy Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Glasgow Comedy Festival, Ruth Hunter and the Ruth-Hunter. It’s a spoooooky stand up comedy show about ghosts and anxiety and jokes. How did you develop the concept of the Ruth-Hunter? I’ve always been afraid of the dark and worried about supernatural entities trying to murder me.Continue reading ““I can just blame ghosts for my own lack of personal development.” | Ruth Hunter on fighting her demons at Glasgow Comedy Festival”

“Visibility isn’t enough, especially if it’s just a byword for heterosexual narratives, with queer bodies fitted in.” | Oli Isaac and Oakley Flanagan on This Queer House at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival. Oakley: This Queer House is a play about a queer couple who inherit a home and attempt to renovate it. It’s in collaboration with OPIA Collective, infusing elements of theatre, live music and movement, to tell a story about a relationship assailed by aContinue reading ““Visibility isn’t enough, especially if it’s just a byword for heterosexual narratives, with queer bodies fitted in.” | Oli Isaac and Oakley Flanagan on This Queer House at Vault Festival”

“It really helped me look at life from a different angle.” | Ophélie Hocquard talks tackling the patriarchy through crystals

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, Crystal Clear. It’s an hour of stand-up comedy in which I explain why I’m quitting stand-up comedy to become a crystal healer. What inspired you to write a show about crystal healing? I got really into meditation around the time I started stand-up, itContinue reading ““It really helped me look at life from a different angle.” | Ophélie Hocquard talks tackling the patriarchy through crystals”

“We kind of stumbled our way through learning to write.” | Croft and Pearce on crafting narrative through sketch for Double Take

A bit about yourselves, what you do, why you do it etc… We met at school when we were 16 and started doing comedy together when we ran out of things to talk about (approx ten years into our friendship). We went from doing two minutes on a sketch night to taking a show toContinue reading ““We kind of stumbled our way through learning to write.” | Croft and Pearce on crafting narrative through sketch for Double Take”

“Promoting other people’s creativity is a lot more productive for making change.” | Edalia Day on mixing comedy, songs and video to explore life outside the box

Tell us about your show, Too Pretty to Punch. Too Pretty To Punch is a comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes. It combines interactive video projection, physical comedy, spoken word and a banjo to break down our ideas of what gender is and what it meansContinue reading ““Promoting other people’s creativity is a lot more productive for making change.” | Edalia Day on mixing comedy, songs and video to explore life outside the box”

“Music sounded better, we had more fun, the sun never stopped shining.” | David McIver on reliving the golden days of youth in Festival!

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival. It is a work in progress character comedy show set at a music festival in the year 2010 (back when every single one of us was 17 years old). It is currently called Festival! although I am still searching for the perfect Los Campesinos!Continue reading ““Music sounded better, we had more fun, the sun never stopped shining.” | David McIver on reliving the golden days of youth in Festival!”