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chris durnall

Time: September 6, 2015 at 7:30pm to October 10, 2015 at 9:30pm
Location: Various
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: chris durnall
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2015

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Event Description

Company of Sirens



Dark Vanilla Jungle

By Philip Ridley


Tour September/October 2015




Seren Vickers as Andrea


Directed by Chris Durnall


Following its acclaimed  Welsh premier in March  Company of Sirens are touring Philip Ridley’s extraordinary  one woman play about a young girls search for love and home.

Seren Vickers plays Andrea a young girl abandoned by her family, groomed and abused by sexual preditors 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.

What critics said  

"go and see this remarkable, unmissable performance now! Seren Vickers... gives the most, captivating, strong and charismatic performance"  Theatre in Wales


“I am speechless after Dark Vanilla Jungle  the best solo performance I've ever seen” New Welsh Review

“Committed performance, committed writing of the highest order. Relevant, topical, unbearable. Unmissable” Guardian

Astonishing Theatre. Vitally important work. All women should see this.Do yourself a favour..Go!” Big Issue

“Dark Vanilla Jungle is theatre with the additives taken out Company of Sirens make great theatre”

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales the National Lottery and Shelter Cymru

By kind permission of Knight Hall Agency, London




Old Red Lion



6th 7th September 8.00




Riverfront Theatre



11th 12th September 7.45



Grand Theatre


16th 17th 18th  8.00




Torch Theatre

St Peters Road

Milford Haven

19th September 8.00




Aberystwyth Arts Centre


25th September 8.00



Mumford Theatre


10th October



About the Author

Playwright Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He is a contemporary artist, poet, novelist, film-maker and one of the country's most celebrated living playwrights. Ridley has been described as 'probably a genius' (Time Out), 'a visionary' (Rolling Stone), 'the master of modern myth' (Guardian) and 'the best British playwright of the last 20 years'.


About Company of Sirens

Company of Sirens was founded in 2009 to present productions of uncompromising contemporary texts  to Welsh audiences for the first time. Recent productions are Anthony Neilson’s Stitching and The Censor, Sean Tyrone by Mark Ryan, Revelation by Patrick Jones and Troyanne by Ian Rowlands. Last year the company presented Welsh premiers of two Philip Ridley plays Tender Napalm and Mercury Fur

 “Takes your breath away and leaves the watche


Company of Sirens work is steely, unflinching and entirely unsentimental” New Welsh Review



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