Vault Festival 2016: Nel
A captivating combination of live music, foley artistry and physical theatre
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. Meet Nel: a foley artist. Don’t know what that is? She makes sound for films. In her world a tyre screech is a hot water bottle and an epic fight scene is composed of frozen cabbages and snapping rhubarb. But for the first time in her life, she finds herself completely alone. Her cat’s died and she accidentally poisoned her fish. She needs a friend. But she is afraid. In a world of continuous self-comparison she feels inadequate and finding a friend in today’s world is more than a little stressful. Especially for someone who spends her day recording sounds with vegetables in a box. She needs help. An intriguing combination of folk-tale, onstage foley artistry and physical theatre, Scratchworks’ latest production will delight audiences with their perfectly crafted mix of live music and movement, while examining issues surrounding identity, friendship and what it means to be an introvert. Show takes place in the Brick Hall space. Running time is approximately 75 minutes. The venue entrance is in a graffiti tunnel under Waterloo and can be a bit tricky to find, so give yourself good time to get there.
"Sweetly inventive and brazenly original."