Vault Festival 2014: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Theatre

Drama

The Vaults

Until Sat Mar 8

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    Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke) and Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo)

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    Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo)

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    Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke)

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    Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke) and Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo)

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    Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo) and Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke)

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    Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo)

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    Nina Smith and Libby Northedge

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    Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo) and Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke)

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    Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo) and Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke)

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    Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo)

  • Nobby Clark

    The Vault Festival Jan 2014 Dress Rehearsal Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson Adapted/ Directed by Lou Stein Artwork/Ralph Steadman Designer/Rosie Moon Lighting Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn John Chancer/The Narrator Ed Hughes/Rauol Duke Rob Cro

  • Nobby Clark

    The Vault Festival Jan 2014 Dress Rehearsal Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson Adapted/ Directed by Lou Stein Artwork/Ralph Steadman Designer/Rosie Moon Lighting Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn John Chancer/The Narrator Ed Hughes/Rauol Duke Rob Cro

  • Nobby Clark

    The Vault Festival Jan 2014 Dress Rehearsal Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson Adapted/ Directed by Lou Stein Artwork/Ralph Steadman Designer/Rosie Moon Lighting Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn John Chancer/The Narrator Ed Hughes/Rauol Duke Rob Cro

Nobby Clark

Ed Hughes (Raoul Duke) and Rob Crouch (Dr Gonzo)

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H.Gibson

Great atmosphere, engaging show and a true tribute to Hunter S. He would approve. Loved the tacos too.Buy the ticket, take the ride.

cherub

my first thought upon sitting down on the front row as the lights when down was - oh god - they're going to make a mess of it. tiny budget, this is gonna be am dram at its worst..... yet within seconds i was immediately drawn in, inspired and didn't want it to ever end! brilliant performances from every single character, the extra's actually made the play! they were hillarious! a bigger budget for stage props would have killed it, the tiny cast and minimal stage props really brought it to life! loved every second of it, one of the best small plays i've seen in london!

Lee Jones

I agree with the other negative reviews here. The play is unimaginatively staged and - with the notable exception of the guy playing Gonzo, who was a great stage presence, really chewing up the scenery - woodenly acted. I found the whole experience so dull, I was literally nodding off by the second half, and the only thing stopping me doing so was being seated on a narrow bench with no back. At £25 a pop, the tickets for this amateurish show are disgracefully overpriced. A real flop.

Ishmail

Miserable, uncomfortable venue. Shouldn't have come back after intermission. I recommend any of the other venues in The Vault as a better way to spend a Saturday night.

Harry

Started off promisingly. Second half sucked. Don't waste your money.

Richard Shanks

Thanks Timeout. Very useful review indeed. We took your advice, and dropped some acid before the show. The bats were terrifying

Nicky Howe

There was audible disappointment at the announcement before the show started that the projector was malfunctioning but as the action started I don't think anyone missed it. The cast were full of energy and with the bright colours of the scenery and costumes the stage seemed full as we were taken on a hilarious drug fuelled journey. Sometimes it can be hard not to make comparisons to the film version of a play but I rarely had that problem with this show. The projections were working for the second half of the show and they do help to create an atmosphere but really the show is strong enough to work without them. The venue is very cool so don't be surprised if the audience is populated by hipsters but if you find wooden benches uncomfortable take a cushion!

Ben

Rob Crouch was great in this, definitely echoes of his Olly Reed in Dr Gonzo; a real stage presence. I had to leave at the interval though as was so uncomfortable on the benches with almost no leg room, and thought the unallocated seating was a bit of a mess - I was near the end and people were constantly told to bunch closer together to make room for late comers. Still, it was a preview so hopefully things have improved.