Review: nest, VAULT Festival

Nest, VAULT Festival, London

An intriguing debut for new Australian writer Katy Warner with nest at the VAULT Festival

“They made beautiful patterns in the sky and then just disappeared”

Katy Warner’s nest arrives at the VAULT Festival with the promise that this is a new Australian voice worth listening to. Warner comes here fresh from winning awards in Australia, and nest was shortlisted from over 1600 entries for Theatre503’s playwriting award. Produced here by Small Truth Theatre, it’s not hard to see why.

Focused on the extreme intensity of the relationship between Jade and Liam, it’s a punchy two-hander that speaks of the ease with which the disaffected can find themselves disengaged from society. In the council estate flat that she doesn’t like to leave, a chance meeting with Liam offers the rare opportunity to connect.  Continue reading “Review: nest, VAULT Festival”