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Known Unknowns by Vinay Patel added to VAULT Festival 2016

Vault Festival 2016A new play by Vinay Patel is added to Crowley & Co.’s The Locker Programme at Vault Festival 2016 after its Kickstarter campaign is successfully funded.

Expanding an ambitious programme of new work, including the next play from Royal Court writer Cordelia Lynn, Crowley & Co. is proud to announce Known Unknowns by Vinay Patel (True Brits, BBC3’s Murdered By My Father), directed by Bethany Pitts (Fringe First Award, Clara Brennan’s Spine), as the fourth main evening show at their VAULT Festival 2016 residency. The company is also announcing its own production of Simon Worswick’s adaptation of The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens, marking the 150th Anniversary of the classic ghost story’s publication.

Using every possible corner of the programme and the room, The Locker is Crowley & Co.’s two-week takeover of The Vaults’ Forge space. To launch the season, the company asked for £5,000 on Kickstarter and broke through its target with four days to spare. Backers were rewarded with various Co.-and-VAULT-related goodies, including advance priority booking for The Locker’s shows and the first chance to secure tickets for the season’s free Work-in-Progress performances, showcasing the latest work from Tarquin Productions of Shock Treatment: The Musical (“The risk has paid off” – The Times) and Kill the Beast Theatre (“Incredibly, unbelievably funny” – The List).

Bringing together live music, comedy, storytelling and theatre, The Locker is a curated mini-festival celebrating the company’s focus on vibrant visual imagination, truly original new writing and good stories, well told. Among its other cornerstone productions are Valkyrie: A Motorway Odyssey, a one-woman play written by Felix Trench, and The Awkward Ghost, a new comedy by David K Barnes, creator of the smash-hit podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats (“A quietly significant moment in British radio comedy” – The Telegraph, The Times Critic’s Choice, over 25,000 downloads worldwide). The Locker also marks the first and only time VAULT Festival have ever entrusted a portion of their programming to another company, giving the company the opportunity to create a distinct and unique world within the tunnels.

Among its one-night-only late shows are Kieran Hodgson: Lance (Nominee, Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards), Greywing House by Mary Beth Morossa (“Breathtakingly beautiful” – Views From the Gods) and The London 2012 Games Closing Ceremony Closing Ceremony by David Callaghan (“One of the happiest moments of my Fringe” – The Scotsman). In addition to which, the bands Felix Hagan and the Family (“Wow!” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music) and The Dead Pirates (fronted by legendary illustrator McBess) round off The Locker’s weekend programming.


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