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 Roxy Cook about why she was so attracte to Dirty Little Machine.
I saw a play in 2015 about how feminism played into a couple’s relationship but I didn’t enjoy it. It felt safe and twee – it didn’t really go there in the way it needed to, in the way it had set itself up to. One of the people I was with told me about a play he’d been in in New York in 2011 that explored similar themes but with a bit more complexity and punch. He sent me the script and I loved it.
‘Dirty Little Machine’ is simultaneously one of the most terrifying and exciting scripts I’ve come across. It’s a mad, fast paced piece of storytelling about our sexual relationships in an increasingly voyeuristic, image saturated culture. There’s no simplification or striving for neatness – the writer, Miranda Huba, tackles taboos fearlessly, head on. But what’s especially brilliant is that ‘Dirty Little Machine’ doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s surreal and silly and tongue in cheek and very, very entertaining. It’s a ride the audiences definitely have to decide wholeheartedly to get on, but once they do, I think they’ll have a lot of fun.
Dirty Little Machine is performing at VAULT Festival from the 14th-18th of March at 21:00. Tickets and more information can be found here.