Five of the best plays from VAULT 2017, London's biggest and most exciting arts festival. The dark underside of the Greatest Story Ever Told is exposed in Testament by Tristan Bernays.
Four lesser-known biblical characters are relocated to modern-day America, and given a chance to tell their side of the story. Previously seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sophia Leuner's Save + Quit shares the stories of how four young people attempt to live their lives in London and Dublin. 'Beautifully observed...perfectly pitched' (Scotsman) In Wretch by Rebecca Walker, an ex-teacher and an ex-junkie meet on a night bus during long, dark nights of homelessness.
A year later their lives collide again. Brad Birch and Kenneth Emson's This Must Be the Place offers two short ballads about migration, missed connections, and life on the edge of respectability. Maisie loves Sheldon, but Sheldon's not so sure. He suffers from indigestion. But maybe it's not indigestion, maybe it's love? Jimmy Osborne's Maisie Says She Loves Me is a one-man play about love, inheritance and not letting your feelings show.