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Full Moon Cabaret - #VAULTFestival2019 

14/02/2019 - 15/02/2019

The Vaults,
Leake Street,


Running Time : 1 hour


Show Details

From the Berlin underground comes the Full Moon Cabaret, a subversive experimental varieté hosted by Viva Lamore. This edition of the Full Moon Cabaret celebrates the Blue Moon with burlesque, varieté, and the dirtiest blues song ever written.


The Full Moon Cabaret is an immersive art party with burlesque, varieté, and sexy surprises, loosely exploring a theme derived from what Native Americans traditionally called the full moon. The Full Moon Cabaret takes this name as a jumping point for an eccentric examination of gender, sexuality, and the general absurdity of being human.


Each night features 3-4 international performers and interactive audience hijinks including the infamous mooning contest where an audience member can win a mason jar of O’Donnell’s moonshine. Tying everything together is the Full Moon Players, a troupe of Berlin-based actors and dancers performing devised theatrical oddities ranging from political satire to interpretative dance. High brow and low brow, but never middle brow, the Full Moon Cabaret is a witty and incisive evening celebrating the lunacy within us all.



Full Moon Cabaret was founded by Victoria Linchong (aka Viva Lamore), an award-winning producer and director from New York City with very wide interests. After moving to Berlin in 2015, she became involved in several underground arts communities and felt that there should be a platform to unite them all. She remembered the Full Moon Show, a variety show hosted and produced by her friend Tom Murrin, which was a centerpiece of the avant-garde performance art scene in New York City from the 1970s until Murrin's death in 2012. Taking the DIY, all-embracing, avant-garde spirit of the Full Moon Show, Linchong began hosting the Full Moon Cabaret in 2016 to celebrate, catalyze, and unite Berlin's diverse underground art communities. In the past two years, bemused (and sometimes terrified) Berlin audiences have found themselves dancing around a giant penis maypole, eating canapés off a naked lady, and baring their derriere in a monthly mooning contest. In 2018, Full Moon Cabaret played to sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival, where we learned that it's true, Scottish men don't wear anything under their kilts.


What the press say

Indieberlin "Full blown madness...erotic and spectacular...essentially, quintessentially burlesque."
Culture Trip "The Best Free Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival... wonderfully raunchy... An unmitigated pleasure palace."
Fringe Review "Burlesque Top Thirty."






Suitable for ages 15+

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Venue Details

The Vaults,
Leake Street,

Eight unbelievable venues, three stylish bars and a top-notch restaurant, all hidden beneath Waterloo. From 6pm until the early hours, there’s nowhere else you need to be. Welcome to VAULT 2016

“The business model for the creative industries is broken. For every performer at Edinburgh working for nothing, read musician on Spotify or writer on the net. Providers of content make peanuts, while the controllers of the infrastructure… walk away with extraordinary profits. … How can we transfer some of the wealth grabbed by, say, hotels in Edinburgh and hand it to the people who generated it?”
Patrick Collinson, The Guardian, 29 / 8 / 15

We want VAULT Festival to be the people’s festival. For six weeks, join this carnival of experience, filled with entertainment and around every corner an unexpected adventure. From hard-hitting drama to outrageous comedy, from dance to late-night parties, VAULT takes in the bravest and best of the next generation of creators.

“It’s risky to bring a show [to Edinburgh Festival] that you know needs a lot of development in the faint hope that someone will spot a gold nugget and offer to help nurture it. In any case, if you are only here with something in the hope of catching someone’s eye, you are selling audiences short. They should be the people you really make the show for, not some producer who may or may not pitch up.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 20 / 8 / 15

We put up the flag here at the edge of theatreland, and gather acts & artists, bands & companies from all over to come and make something unforgettable. It’s their festival, and we’re inviting you to celebrate it with us.

We’re doing our best to reinvent the non-funded creative sector and make it sustainable for both the artist and the festival. What we give is space: to innovate, take risks and cooperate with each other. We don’t charge rent. We do take 30% of show box office, which goes some way – but not all the way towards covering our costs. In this way, Artists and Festival live or die together.
Come and see what the people have made: there’s a conversation every single night about where we go from here. There’s three great bars, fantastic food and enough entertainment to make the outside world irrelevant as long as our doors are open.


Halfway down Leake Street (the Graffiti Tunnel). Please do not go to the Launcelot Street entrance. The venue can be hard to find – please leave more time than you usually would.


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