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25 & 26 FEB


News From Vauxhall



Anca Vaida


Bird Mouth Collective

production team

Inspired by a ten-year series of prolific, poetic, and philosophic notes by Vauxhall resident and writer Alan Alphie Pritchard, News From Vauxhall is the newly-devised work from Bird Mouth Collective, taking a deep dive into the writer’s mind.

Expect great story telling, physical theatre, puppetry and even tango dancing on a wild odyssey through London’s dark back-streets, mysterious underground clubs and abandoned cinemas. The show is as hilarious and satirical is as it is poignant and haunting. Part farce, part illusion and part fantasy, with a lot of questioning of reality, flipping the middle finger at greed and examining the myths and absurdities that keep the city ticking.

Performers rapidly and surreally change characters and locations from moment to moment, undressing literally and figuratively before the audience’s eyes. Expect to see noir-like detectives who travel foggy streets in a search for truth and meaning, Victorian prostitutes condemning ‘history in all its manifest horror’, an overbearing demigod boss accompanied by office workers creating commercials about life in ‘boxes’, and a sultry chanteuse singer/poet at a smoky underground club called The Radiant Cool.

While various aspects of the writer’s voice bring these farcical, absurdist, grotesque characters to life, they also wrestle with them in moving soliloquies, where they are visited by repeated vivid memories of a horrifying train explosion and the loss of a friend, where they are battling a gripping depression coupled with a passionate desire to stand up for a fair and equitable world.

Anticipate a roller coaster ride of emotions, a raucous-wild ride of both laughter and heart-breaking London stories.

With thanks to Adam Beattie for use of his song ‘All of the Gods’.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Michelle Hanks

Buddleia Maslen

Alain English

Virginia Brito


Anca Vaida

stage manager

Sasha Bond Sound

lighting designer

Kimber Wright

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