Andrea keeps getting asked if she’s ashamed
Is she ashamed of what she did to the soldier?
Is she ashamed of what she did to the baby?
But Andrea’s not ashamed at all
And she wants to tell you why
A beautiful and breathtaking new drama about one girl’s craving for family and home….and the lengths she will go to achieve them.
“…an acting tour de force from Katie Bottoms”
(Please note, this 90 minute one woman play includes adult themes and swearing)
Dark Vanilla Jungle (by Philip Ridley) was first produced in 2013 and starred (Game of Thrones’) Gemma Whelan before being taken to the Edinburgh Fringe in the same year.
“A beautiful, breath-taking drama about one girl’s craving for family and home… and the lengths she will go to achieve them”.
Since then it has become a seminal play, not just reflecting on life as a young person but attacking it and leaving as many questions unanswered as answered. Andrea’s story is sad, captivating, frustrating and heart-wrenching. It leaves you drained of emotion.
Katie Bottoms plays Andrea, 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.
Sat 25-06-16 @ 20:00