Review: Wrecked at The Vaults Festival
This site-specific, immersive theatrical experience doesn't disappoint
Sprawled underground amongst the subterranean vaults alongside London's Waterloo Station, the first impression of the festival does not disappoint.
Nor does the Fever Dream Company, whose innovative concept of what and where makes an engaging theatrical experience never ceases to amaze.
I felt genuinely alarmed when we, the six members of the audience, were led to the venue for Wrecked… it's shocking. There were also quite a few communal sharp intakes of breath during the 45 minutes of the production.
Wrecked is an immersive, in your face, site-specific experience. It explores same-sex attraction, compelling love and its consequences on innocent lives.
Sam gives an accomplished performance, revealing how, and with who, she got to this place. I found myself sometimes closing my eyes and just going with the recorded narrative.
Wrecked runs until 18 March. I recommend it. Booking essential as the venue seats only six people per show.
Get your tickets: vaultfestival.com/whats-on/wrecked
Find out more about Trudy Howson, LGBT Poet Laureate at lgbtpoetlaureate.org.uk
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