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DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at Aberystwyth Arts Centre     

DARK VANILLA JUNGLE at Aberystwyth Arts Centre A controversial one woman play dealing with the grooming of a young girl for sex and her search for family and home is touring Wales in September.
Dark Vanilla Jungle by Philip Ridley is presented by Cardiff’s acclaimed Company of Sirens. The play features nineteen year old drama student Seren Vickers in the role of Andrea, a child neglected and abandoned by her parents who seeks love and belonging through a series of men who use her for their own ends until she finally finds love in the most unexpected of places.

The performance is an eighty minute tour de force that received rave reviews after its premier in Cardiff last March.

The play’s director Chris Durnall says “The play is a quite extraordinary piece of theatre. Its success depends on the ability of its young performer to show a massive range of emotions and hold the audience on the edge of their seats, Seren Vickers’s performance is heartbreaking and vital.”

What the critics said about the Cardiff performances:
"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”

To book contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre ticket office on 01970 62 32 32 or go online
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