What’s on in London: Hide and Seek – VAULT festival
Italian playwright Tobia Rossi’s dark coming-of-age story Hide and Seek will have its UK debut at VAULT Festival in February.
A darkly entertaining play, the story delves into bullying and homophobia, following Gio and Mirko on a journey to self-acceptance, with dramatic consequences.
The play looks at the power of social media and how vulnerable young minds can be to loud, discriminatory voices around them.
Set in a small town in Italy, Gio runs away and hides in a cave, desperate to escape his reality, where he doesn’t feel accepted by family, teachers or peers. When his popular classmate Mirko accidentally finds him, Gio enlists him as an accomplice and the rival teenagers embark on a journey of discovery with dark consequences.
Directed by Carlotta Brentan, the production stars Issam Al Ghussain as Gio and Nico Cetrulo as Mirko.
Hide and Seek will run at the VAULT festival from 21-23 February