Vault Festival 2016: Eggs
A dark comedy about female friendship, fertility and freaking out
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. Girl One and Girl Two both struggle against society’s expectations. Girl One struggles to cope with the autonomy of being self-employed, to relate to her busier, office-bound generation. Girl Two struggles to admit her "anti"-feminist desires, to realise her dream of motherhood. However, though old friends from university, this struggle is the only thing left that unites them. That and their best friend, Rose. Their dead best friend Rose. This is a story about coming to terms with the absurd horror of the death of a friend and of one’s own fragmentation in a world. A world where IVF, Scarlett Johansson, MDMA and Cher’s 90s comeback album all chaotically co-exist. In the end, it is their friendship, however flawed, which rescues these women from utter abstraction and this play celebrates these relationships, for all their bickering, sardonic, ill-fitting traits. Show takes place in the Crescent space. Running time is approx 75 minutes.
"A vibrant, varied programme…a brilliant place to spot new talent.”