Vault Festival – INTERVIEW – Terry Wogan Screams

This week the Vault Festival in London kicked off and runs all the way through until the 19th March 2023. Over the next month, we have interviews with acts that are performing at the event. Today we speak to Ben and Sean to find out more about Terry Wogan Screams.

Terry Wogan Screams

Dates: 10th February
Time: 22:35
Venue: Crypt

Hello Sean and Ben! Tell us about Terry Wogan Screams

Ben: Terry Wogan Screams is a self-explanatory interactive game show featuring national treasure Terry Wogan in his debut performance (the counter resets once you’ve returned from the Underworld).

How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Vault? 

Sean: Myself and Benjamin were riding in London’s Eye watching the state broadcast of Terry Wogan’s funeral on our iPad Mini (we both pitched in so ownership is shared equally between two parties, in practice that has caused more headaches than the ownership of an iPad Mini has ever resolved) and we could swear that we heard him screaming for the duration of the ceremony. In hindsight this was possibly the creaking of the machinery as it was an incredibly windy day and London’s Eye was pitching about like it might topple into the Thames River.

Tell us a little bit about your style of show? 

Sean: It’s calmingly nostalgic light entertainment for those interested in the effects of torment on the eternal soul. The role of a host in a gameshow is to reassure the public unused to the bright lights and tempo management of the entertainment industry, our show poses the question: what if instead the host’s brain had been utterly ruined by exposure to hell?

What will your set be about?

Ben“About” is a very broad term nowadays and I think it may not be useful to get caught up in these kind of semantics. We’ll all be a lot happier if we just come along with good intentions and holistically enjoy a cursed celebrity impressionist attempt to navigate an extremely confusing premise.

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the festival? 

Sean: Jibby Chip Shop and the Cranks. 15th February at the Duchess Gallery. Three hours of knife magic you will not forget.

Have you done the Vault Festival before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

BenThis will be Terry’s first time at Vault Festival and he’s very excited to sink his teeth into some raw meat and bones. The above two statements are both true but unconnected.

What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Vault next year?

Sean: Carb up. Complex carbohydrates are the key to a convincing performance and/or multi-platform marketing campaign. I won’t even let Benjamin do a tweet without a kilo of pasta coursing through him. 

What is the best thing about performing at the Vault Festival?

Ben: Discount pasta.

What are your three favourite things about London? 

Sean: Economic & Cultural Centralisation, Rat Density and A Cracking Night Life

Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?

Ben:“You think that’s bad, what about him!?” – context dependent, you had to be there.

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member? 

Sean: My Grandfather, May God Rest Your Eternal Soul

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

Ben: They may attempt to do so on Twitter at @seanmorl and @bjalborough but success is not guaranteed. Terry is also on twitter at @terrywoganVEVO. He will unconditionally do anything he is asked.

And Finally in three words-  Why should people come and see the show?

Sean: Word number one: Forget

Word number two: Your/About/All 

Word number three: Pain

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