The VAULT Festival is coming to town! From January 24th to March 18th, over three hundred new shows explode across a festival of festivals in their Waterloo home. With new venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2018 is the biggest, fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work. Here we have a chat with Amy about her one-woman show The Quantum Physics of My Heart.
If Amy’s dad is a kick-ass scientist then she can be one too, right? Isn’t that probability, or logic, or something?!
Amy’s always tried to understand the world around her using science… SO with the help of some complex scientific theories (not really), Amy grapples with the teenage experiences that shaped her, such as a) teacher crushes, b) best friend betrayals, c) an inappropriate advance from an older man and d) trying to be a good Jew.
The Quantum Physics of My Heart is a comedy science lecture about growing up in the nineties and noughties! A new autobiographical solo show written and performed by Amy Tobias and directed by Roxy Cook.
TQPOMH is being premiered at the VAULT Festival, previously scratched at the Battersea Arts Centre and as part of AIAWTC’S 50:50, Arts Theatre. The show has also been developed with support from JW3 with a recent work-in- progress performance.
Inspired by solo female shows such as Sophie Wu is minging and looks like she’s dead, Amy wanted to explore the comic potential in teenage girls – “I grew up in a Jewish family in Bristol and I wanted to recreate teenage life as I remember it – mind-boggling, intense and complicated! And crucially, it’s still a vital mission to present fully-rounded, FUNNY female characters.”
“The show has had a huge evolution and we’re just so excited to be presenting it at VAULT, it’s such a supportive and fun environment. We can’t wait to hear what people think and crack out some science experiments (while dancing to Genie in a Bottle…of course…).”