Dark Vanilla Jungle archive


Author: Philip Ridley
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Archive listings for Dark Vanilla Jungle

Work type: Play.


Andrea is a young girl abandoned by her family, groomed and abused by sexual predators and rendered homeless. Depressing? In part, but Ridley allows her spirit and sense of hope and possibility to shine through in sections of Bleak Humour that are breathtakingly brilliant. . After all, Andrea has done nothing wrong. She has been abandoned, first by her parents, then by her boyfriend, and then by a family she thought she belonged to.Company Ratchet Theatre Company Ltd. Performer Katie Bottoms (Andrea).
25 Jun 16Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater :: V921
listing details L1674969526
20 May 16Barnfield Theatre, Exeter :: V887
listing details L708162120
13 May 16Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
listing details L1794022666
22 Apr 16Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L392001825


11 Sep 15 to 12 Sep 15The Riverfront, Newport :: V088145899
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World Premiere. Andrea keeps getting asked is she's ashamed. Ashamed of what she did to the soldier. Of what she did to the baby. But Andrea's not ashamed at all. And she wants to tell you why? A beautiful and brutal new drama about one girl's craving for family and home... and the lengths she will go to achieve them. Running time: approx. 1hr 15mins. For ages 14+Company Supporting Wall (in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre). Director David Mercatali. Design William Reynold. Music Nick Bicat. Performer Gemma Whelan.
25 Mar 14 to 13 Apr 14Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
listing details L1162747924
11 Mar 14 to 22 Mar 14The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
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6 Mar 14 to 8 Mar 14Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L1759201087
4 Mar 14General, General :: V1263
listing details L354558697
3 Mar 14Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L77333624
27 Feb 14 to 1 Mar 14Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
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31 Jul 13 to 26 Aug 13Pleasance, Edinburgh :: V1282
listing details L1864429017
25 Jul 13 to 27 Jul 13Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
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20 Jul 13 to 21 Jul 13Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
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Other listings

23 Jul 19Beacon Arts Centre (formerly Arts Guild Theatre), Greenock :: V1047
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