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 to Jodi Gray about her self-titled ‘one-woman feminist horror-comedy’ Big Bad (we’re sold already).
I have a Moon app on my phone. Sometimes when the Moon is full, or new, or just thinking about things, she sends a cryptic message to me and it makes me remember about the universe and everything feels a bit less shit. After
we’d applied to be part of VAULT Festival 2018 with ‘Big Bad’, the app also told me that I was born under a full Moon – and I was like, Yeah, I mean, that’s gotta be a good omen.
In a world of SPOILER ALERTS it’s bloody hard to talk about this play without TMI, but I think I’m allowed to say it’s a one-woman feminist horror-comedy (I mean, what other kind of horror-comedies are there, amiright?), guest-starring Lady Moon herself.
The spooks and the night-dwellers of life have always been my favourite kinda people, and the incredible, powerful woman at the centre of ‘Big Bad’ is no exception. And in these dark days with their murky sexual politics, I think
she’s got something to teach all of us about never giving up. With a predominantly female creative team (I guess you gotta give the boys a chance, after all), we’re so proud to be bringing ‘Big Bad’ to VAULT – especially in a year where so many other amazing, kick-ass, ferocious women are absolutely tearing up the place too.
Whether you’re a full-Moon baby, a new-Moon baby, whether you’re on the wax or the wane, ‘Big Bad’ will give you giggles and goosebumps in equal measure. We can’t wait to eat you. Sorry! Meet you.
Big Bad is performing at the Vault Theatre as part of VAULT Festival from the 14th-18th of March at 21:15. Tickets and more information can be found here.
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