It feels fictional but never absurdist, outlandish but never untenable. Andrea’s (Emily Thornton) situation is shocking and slightly outrageous, but is ultimately believable.
Andrea isn’t very well. In solitary confinement at some sort of secure facility, she has no one to talk to other than those who briefly visit and those who live in her head.
It is a very out of sorts piece. Strengths, weaknesses, timelines and locations are all explored by this one character in 80 minutes.
Dark Vanilla Jungle is running at Theatre N16 from 25 March to 31 March 2017. Break A Leg chatted to Director, Samson Hawkins about the production.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Philip Ridley’s 2015 Edinburgh hit comes south trailing clouds of exquisitely excruciating agony.