Vandal Factory are an emerging theatre company dedicated to making raucous and radical new work. The pandemic has slowed down our plans, so we headed into our bunker to produce a new monthly radio show/podcast on East Leeds FM. You can listen here or via Spotify.
We combine story-telling, music and spoken word to create spiky and political theatre which explores resistance and rebellion.
Based in Yorkshire, Vandal Factory is made up of writer/performer, Henry Raby and director, Natalie Quatermass.
Our first Show, Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor? is toured the UK in April 2018.
We always love a chat over a brew. Drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/vandalfactorytheatre @Vandal_Factory
“A fresh authentic voice.” Esther Richardson, Artistic Director, Pilot Theatre “A protest-packed passionate tale of friendship and growing up.” Sarah Brigham, Artistic Director, Derby Theatre “Henry smashes it every time I see him.” Mark Grist, Dead Poets & Rogue Teacher "Henry Raby is an exciting performer with that rare ability to combine humour with sharp political comment.” Rod Dixon, Artistic Director, Red Ladder “Welcoming & disarming, Vandal Raptor is a real gem.” Lucy Skilbeck, Milk Presents “Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor? is an honest, funny and thoughtful piece of theatre with Henry’s usual witty and heartfelt crafting of language. I left thinking about my friends, the people we were then, the people we are now and the people we may become.” Tom Bellerby, Associate Director, Hull Truck “His vivid use of description and ability to illustrate a scene meant that it felt like the four characters in the story were in the room with us and despite him taking on the role of them all, you could feel the differences in their personalities and their quirks. Raby’s show, although often light-hearted and funny, does deliver a powerfully raw message about conformity, and without making his audience feel guilty, he acknowledges that people do what they can to survive. He encourages people to rebel where they can, even in the smallest of ways, and it’s this theme of acceptance that really makes the show a success.” York Press