Tag: Samson Hawkins

Edinburgh Festival Spotlight: Swan Bake

Edinburgh Festival Spotlight: Swan Bake

To find out more about Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and the spotlights, please see the introductory article.


Next up in our Spotlight feature is Swan Bake, which plays Edinburgh Festival until 28 August 2017. I caught up with writer and director Samson Hawkins:

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AYT Review: Dark Vanilla Jungle

AYT Review: Dark Vanilla Jungle

Also published by A Younger Theatre


It feels fictional but never absurdist, outlandish but never untenable. Andrea’s (Emily Thornton) situation is shocking and slightly outrageous, but is ultimately believable. Philip Ridley adds descriptive colour to the script to such an effective degree that the events in Dark Vanilla Jungle, no matter how beyond the realms of normality, are possible. And if they did all happen to one naïve, damaged, teenage girl, that is the most horrifying thought of all.

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