Philip Ridley at the opening night of Tender Napalm
Philip Ridley at the opening night of Tender Napalm

Company of Sirens

Present

 

Dark Vanilla Jungle

By Philip Ridley

 

Tour September/October 2015

 

With


 

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

 

TOUR DATES

 

Old Red Lion

Islington

London

6th 7th September 8.00

08444124307

www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk

 

Riverfront Theatre

Newport

Gwent

11th 12th September 7.45

01633656757

 

Grand Theatre

Swansea

16th 17th 18th  8.00

01792475715

roselladalesio@yahoo.co.uk

 

Torch Theatre

St Peters Road

Milford Haven

19th September 8.00

01646695267

www.torchtheatre.co.uk

 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth

25th September 8.00

01970623232

 

Mumford Theatre

Cambridge

10th October

08451962320

 

Lovely testimonial from Bizzy Day producer of The Other Room

Q "What's the best thing you've seen recently"?


A "It was actually a little while ago now but I honestly can’t stop thinking about it. Company of Sirens, in collaboration with Theatre Iolo and Chapter, did an astonishing production of Philip Ridley’s 'Mercury Fur' with young actors from the Royal Welsh College. I was absolutely blown away by the acting. Cardiff really is brimming with extraordinary talent and for that to be showcased in a gritty, challenging play was really special."