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I Stopped...When - #VAULTFestival2019 

23/01/2019 - 27/01/2019

The Vaults,
Leake Street,


Running Time : 1 hour


Show Details

Three poets battle for first place in London’s biggest slam poetry competition; kind-hearted Adele who learns to use her words as a shield; Wren, a shy foreign student from Singapore who gets more than he bargained for when he downloads Grinder; and Naya, a Black activist who finds herself unfavourably in the public eye when she is ‘discovered’ to be dating a white man. As the poets’ private lives are exposed and their personas stripped away, they must answer:


How can one balance activism with falling in love?
What do our dating preferences say about us?
Can we separate art from the artist?
The personal from the political?
Loving you from hating me?


A 'verbatim-as-poetry' show about public pressures, interracial dating, and what the art we make says about us.


Acquah&co is a new and innovative theatre company founded by actor and writer Nicole Acquah. We are interested in making work that addresses contemporary discussions and reflects and celebrates Britain's diversity. Acquah&Co took solo show N*GGA to Omnibus Theatre and later to Byline Festival -- the show explored the usage of the N word, from its origins to its implications in the modern day.


What the press say

(Praise for previous work)

The Stage, 4 Stars - "For a Black Girl's mix of autobiographical and verbatim sequences proves Acquah to be a talented writer and a formidable actor with the kind of emotional dexterity that allows her to inhabit role after role...with engaging intensity."

Theatre Bubble, 4 stars, - "A show which never took its eyes off the of the most powerful images of the piece came from the simplest use of physical theatre...the audience was actively engaged in the piece, implicated in the piece, by meta-theatrical moments."

A View from the Balcony - "Acquah places comedy and tragedy side by side in a way that cuts straight to the point"


18:00 and matinee on Sunday at 15:00




Suitable for ages 15+

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Venue Details

The Vaults,
Leake Street,

Eight unbelievable venues, three stylish bars and a top-notch restaurant, all hidden beneath Waterloo. From 6pm until the early hours, there’s nowhere else you need to be. Welcome to VAULT 2016

“The business model for the creative industries is broken. For every performer at Edinburgh working for nothing, read musician on Spotify or writer on the net. Providers of content make peanuts, while the controllers of the infrastructure… walk away with extraordinary profits. … How can we transfer some of the wealth grabbed by, say, hotels in Edinburgh and hand it to the people who generated it?”
Patrick Collinson, The Guardian, 29 / 8 / 15

We want VAULT Festival to be the people’s festival. For six weeks, join this carnival of experience, filled with entertainment and around every corner an unexpected adventure. From hard-hitting drama to outrageous comedy, from dance to late-night parties, VAULT takes in the bravest and best of the next generation of creators.

“It’s risky to bring a show [to Edinburgh Festival] that you know needs a lot of development in the faint hope that someone will spot a gold nugget and offer to help nurture it. In any case, if you are only here with something in the hope of catching someone’s eye, you are selling audiences short. They should be the people you really make the show for, not some producer who may or may not pitch up.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 20 / 8 / 15

We put up the flag here at the edge of theatreland, and gather acts & artists, bands & companies from all over to come and make something unforgettable. It’s their festival, and we’re inviting you to celebrate it with us.

We’re doing our best to reinvent the non-funded creative sector and make it sustainable for both the artist and the festival. What we give is space: to innovate, take risks and cooperate with each other. We don’t charge rent. We do take 30% of show box office, which goes some way – but not all the way towards covering our costs. In this way, Artists and Festival live or die together.
Come and see what the people have made: there’s a conversation every single night about where we go from here. There’s three great bars, fantastic food and enough entertainment to make the outside world irrelevant as long as our doors are open.


Halfway down Leake Street (the Graffiti Tunnel). Please do not go to the Launcelot Street entrance. The venue can be hard to find – please leave more time than you usually would.


I Stopped...When - #VAULTFestival2019

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