Buried deep underground, not everyone survives
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. Taking its title from the British government's public information booklet about what to do in the event of a nuclear attack, ‘Protect and Survive’ is set amidst the apocalyptic hysteria of the early 1980s. Jack, the son of a local farmer, lives with the knowledge of a secret government facility hidden deep beneath his family's farm. One summer’s day he meets Kirsty, a young girl who has recently arrived in the village from London with her brother Charlie, and their widower father. Jack tells Kirsty about the bunker and invites her and Charlie to explore it, the three embarking on a dangerous journey that uncovers entombed guilt, grief and sexual desires. Show takes place in the Pit space. Running time is approximately 60 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."