Vault Festival 2016: After The Heat, We Battle For The Heart
The untold story of one Latina bullfighter…and Ruth, unemployed
London's biggest arts festival is returning: make your way underground for six weeks of creativity, innovation and chaos at Vault Festival. With more than 100 different shows spread across eight incredible venues, you're not going to find anything else like it above or below ground any time soon. Spain, 1949. Conchita is about to enter the ring and face her 750th bull. She plaits her hair, she picks up her sword and she prays. Franco's law has banned women from bullfighting on foot. Conchita is about to take matters into her own hands. One false step and a bull's horn could pierce an artery and toss her into the air. England, 2015. Half a century later Ruth gets back from a salsa lesson, steps up on to her window sill and readies herself to jump. In a split-second this modern woman comes face-to-face with the smallness of her flat, the silence of her bed, her squashed up and sweat-stuck daily commute. Her inability to fight. Her cowardice. By turns passionate, violent, darkly funny and moving, After The Heat, We Battle For The Heart is inspired by the true story of female bullfighter Conchita Cintrón and the rebellious act that came to define her career. Presented by the Tangled Thread Theatre Company Ltd the untold story of one Latina bullfighter. And Ruth, Unemployed. Show takes place in the Forge space. Running time is approx 1 hour.
"Sweetly inventive and brazenly original.”