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Five reasons you need to see Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist at VAULT Festival

Find out five reasons you absolutely must see this stellar show at VAULT Festival.

© Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

With sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist makes its London premiere at VAULT Festival, and we are very excited. Find out why this LGBTQ show simply should not be missed!

1. It stars the incredible Tom Lenk!

Best-known for his role as Andrew in hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tom is also famous for his #LenkLewkForLess Instagram series, where he recreates red carpet looks out of garbage. He's been featured in print around the world, including the New York Times, and has appeared in television's Transparent and How I Met Your Mother. Tom has also toured with shows including Buyer and Cellar and Rock of Ages. Critics say his performance as Tilda Swinton is "unforgettable".

(© Greg Macvean)

2. Support LGBTQ indie theatre

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist is written, produced, directed and stars a bunch of gays (and some allies, but mostly gays). The show touches on important LGBTQ issues like open relationships and family drama, all with humour and heart. You'll be supporting an absolutely independently gay theatre production: a show born of a silly idea in a crappy little apartment in Hollywood, which grew and grew and, due to audience demand, is now more than a year old with a track record as a sell-out sensation in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Edinburgh – and it's still the same cast and director from the very first show.

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3. Tilda Swinton might actually come...

The cast leave an empty seat at every show for the real Tilda Swinton. She hasn't come (yet) but some of her friends and family have seen it and loved it. You never know! Plus, many other celebrities have visited, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt who called it "hilarious, clever, uplifting... highly recommend". Actor Jason Biggs said "the funniest thing I've seen in ages. Get tix. Trust". Michael Urie called the show "mad comedy genius... wild, weird, and wondrous", and Angela Kinsey said "check out this delightful, hilarious and moving play! I laughed so hard I cried and made the ugly face". And even if the real Tilda isn't at your performance, you can still get a selfie with the next best thing: Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton!

4. Likely to sell out

Avoid some FOMO and some FOMT (fear of missing Tilda), and get your tickets now for the London premiere of Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist. The wickedly funny show sold out in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Edinburgh Fringe. Tilda is a busy lady, so get tickets while you can for this hilarious and heartwarming must-see production.

5. Rapturously reviewed!

A sell-out hit in Edinburgh last year, Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist has received a staggering number of rave reviews. ★★★★★ British Theatre: "Clear why it has become such a cult hit… Hilarious, unforgettable performance by Tom Lenk… Quirky comedy tour de force that keeps the audience in fits of laughter." ★★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh: "A gem of a show that's downright hysterical, this must be seen to be believed." ★★★★ Arthur's Seat: "A dark, riotous romp – full to the brim with industry references and topped off with a star who could rival the great Ms. Swinton herself." ★★★★ Broadway World: "Wonderful... a unique Fringe show that has the audience in fits of laughter." ★★★★ Broadway Baby: "More than just a witty title." Plus ★★★★ from The Outlier Scotland, ★★★★ from Chortle and more, but we're out of room!

(© Greg Macvean)