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Podcast: Grab Your Phones for Sad-Vents

Eleanor Hill on her Vault Festival show, Sad-Vents

Our latest guest on our Runn Radio show is Eleanor Hill. Eleanor is heading to Vault Festival (31 Jan – 3 Feb) with her show Sad-Vents. The show grabbed our attention when we read the press release, especially it’s very clear notice that you are encouraged to get your phones out to take part. It was something that we really needed to find out more about.

Eleanor discusses the show, why she is telling people to come with phones prepared, why her trigger warnings are longer than War and Peace, and whether you can ever overshare on stage.

In her own words, Eleanor is “is a loud, brazen and darkly comic theatre-maker, who has decided to take some terrible things that happened to her and turn them into a play. Sounds pretty intense, right? But it is funny, she promises.” And as we found out from our chat, she is also a delightful guest who we had so much fun talking with.

The show plays in the Cavern at The Vaults for four nights at 8.30. Further information and bookings can be found here.

If you want to support Eleanor develop her show further in 2023, you can do so via her GoFundMe page here.

You can follow Sad-Vents on social media via Instagram here and Twitter here.

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Vault Festival

31 Jan – 3 Feb

Age Guidance: 18+

BRING YOUR PHONES: Take pictures, videos, live stream the whole thing if you like!

Sad-Vents is an interactive show about mental health, heartbreak and trauma through the lens of social media.

Music, movement, and mixed media collide in this solo piece that bravely (or madly) asks the questions we don’t want to hear the answers to. Somewhere between Euphoria, Instagram Live and all those Netflix trauma porn documentaries you just love watching.

This one woman show uses live camera work, video projection and real-time messaging to its audience members who are ENCOURAGED TO USE THEIR PHONES IN THE SHOW.

Together we’ll scroll through reels to find what’s real and when it’s done, we’ll go ready to share our deepest, darkest secrets with all and sundry. Or not… ?

Tickets available here.

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