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The Martini Encounter in One Night In Little Rimming - #VAULTFestival2019 

13/02/2019 - 17/02/2019

The Vaults,
Leake Street,


Running Time : 1 hour


Show Details

Last night, I dreamt I was in Little Rimming-on-Sea, again...


The Carol Vorderman Playhouse in Little Rimming on Sea has seen better days. Which can also be said of former variety entertainers Binkie, Maud and Colin who re-form for one night only for the first time in a decade since the disastrous performance which ended their ‘career’ as The Martini Encounter.


In cabaret format the trio take us hilariously from their former glory days as an act on the crest of a light entertainment ripple to their rehab period and their eventual descent into show business obscurity. Two ukuleles, one organ, sublime vocal harmonies, dubious choreography and gin.


Laugh out loud funny, anarchic and surprising - if Carry On! and Are You Being Served were on recreational drugs and could play the ukulele – this might be the result! Banging toons shaken and served in the unmistakable Martini Encounter style visiting Talking Heads, Alanis Morissette, Queen and Blur via Beyonce, remixed into a cacophonous cocktail the like of which you've never heard. Or wanted to.


Regulars on the cabaret and comedy circuit, The Martini Encounter were 'Highly Commended' for their Vault Festival show, 'Who Shot Wayne Sleep?' in 2017. They have also appeared at Glastonbury, Edinburgh and Latitude festivals, Bloomsbury and Leicester Square theatres, Pleasance London, Brighton Dome, Duckie and the Battersea Barge.


The Times - ‘Naughty... hugely enjoyable... in perfect harmony’

Audience Member, Croydon - ‘They are fantastic! Although I was very drunk on the night I saw them’


21:20 with Sat matinee at 16:50




Suitable for ages 12+

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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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