Vault Festival 2016: Songs For The End Of The World
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.
Songs for the End of the World is an experiment, four years in the making. Part gig, part theatre piece, set in a dystopian future England, New Albion, on the Eve of the Apocalypse. All inspired by mid 20th century pop-culture and science fiction.
Welcome to Ashley-Coombe, a Safe-Zone Community Town nestled deep in the true-blue heart of New Albion. As New Global Inc. capitalise on the suffering of the vulnerable, the Free Radicals are planning a new type of existence, and while some predict Biblical Armageddon, many are simply preparing for the end.
When the apocalypse does actually arrive, astronaut Jim Walters is left suspended in orbit, broadcasting his songs for the end of the world back to a silent Earth, where the few remaining survivors must fight for their future.
Drawing inspiration from 50’s rock ’n’ roll and dystopian fiction, Songs For The End Of The World is an anthem for a new and hopeful world: a wild and vivid story of conformity, survival and how the strength of humanity can change the world for the better.
The show takes place in the Brick Hall space. Running time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
The Vaults, Launcelot Street, Waterloo
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