Vault Festival – INTERVIEW – You Are Going To Die

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 find out about Adam Scott-Rowley show You Are Going To Die.

You Are Going To Die

Dates: 14th-19th March
Time: 21:25, 20:55, 15:10
Venue: Cage

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

YOU ARE GOING TO DIE is something I say to myself every morning when I wake up. It really helps bring into focus our limited time on this planet and also cultivates a sense of gratitude for experiencing whatever all of this is. It felt natural to give the show the same name as it deals with these same existential issues.

Tells us a little bit about your style of show?

It is surreal and abstract, darkly funny and nothing like anything you will have seen before.

What will your set be about?

It’s more of a play than a set… but then not really a play either in the traditional sense. It will mainly be about the fact that we are all going to die. But it will be f****** funny too. I play loads of characters (not in the crap sketch-comedy way), I bleed extreme emotions together, I get f***** and I f***, I laugh, I cry, and I am as vulnerable as I can be. Sound awful? It does to me too.

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

NARCISSUS, Caceroleo, waiting for a train at the bus stop, Clown Sex, Perverts, MOLKA, The Ballerina , Under Heaven’s Eyes, Hear Me Now, Good Grief and Acid’s Reign.

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

Do it! But make something that doesn’t look or sound like anything else you’ve ever seen before. We really need some new ideas in UK theatre – it’s become so unbearably boring!

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

Audiences are loyal and are usually up for a good time. The festival itself is a really good model for anyone wanting to create theatre; there are no upfront costs and there’s lots of support compared to other large UK fringe theatre festivals… 

What are your three favourite things about London?

Diversity, Friends, Food

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

Screaming “THIS IS NOT CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT”. Because it definitely wasn’t. 

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

An audience that is open to change through experiencing my work. My audiences take on a more active role engaging with my shows than if they were engaging with a normal play. There is a sort of expectation of the audience to be vulnerable with me and this makes for a better night for everyone.

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

Click this link for all socials, news on workshops, meditation classes, watch previous shows, and tickets to upcoming performances.

And Finally in three words – why should people come and see the show? 

You will die.

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