Vault Festival 2016: Thisbe
After the dream came Thisbe, after Thisbe came the truth
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. The end of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream sees the four lovers all paired off nicely. One for you, one for you, one for you and one for you. Simple. Or is it? Fast forward thirteen years and we meet Helena and Demetrius’ neglected daughter, Thisbe. She doesn’t get a look in as, thanks to that prankster fairy Puck, her Father is obsessed with his wife. Thisbe decides to meddle with her parents’ magic-induced marriage and soon discovers The course of true love never did run smooth… This play stands as a unique vision of the infamous lovers and their calamitous daughter tussling with their past and futures; full of playful wit and boisterous theatricality. The show takes place in the Cage space. Running time is approximately 1 hour.
"Sweetly inventive and brazenly original.”