It was a very hot day - dazzling sunshine - and Mum - she was wiping sweat from her neck. No, not wiping. Dabbing . . . Dab . . . Dab. Mum was a beauty. Not like me. And don't tell me I am because you'll be lying and I won't thank you for it. Not today. Not when this whole thing - us, here - is about me telling the truth.
The latest from Philip Ridley is a beautiful, breathtaking new drama about one girl's craving for family and home, and the lengths she will go to achieve them.
Dark Vanilla Jungle embarked on a national tour of Great Britain in spring 2014.
This edition also features a selection of previously unpublished monologues by Philip Ridley alongside the play.
About the Author
Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He is a contemporary artist, poet, novelist, film-maker and one of the country's most celebrated living playwrights. Ridley has been described as 'probably a genius' (Time Out), 'a visionary' (Rolling Stone), 'the master of modern myth' (Guardian) and 'the best British playwright of the last 20 years' (Aleks Sierz, author of In-Yer-Face Theatre). His plays include Ghost From A Perfect Place, Leaves of Glass, Mercury Fur, Moonfleece, Piranha Heights, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, The Krays, Shivered and Vincent River.
The Political Economies of Media is the most thoughtful, original and compelling set of essays on contemporary global media industries that I have ever read. Dwayne Winseck and Dal Yong Jin are to be congratulated for shepherding and contributing to this crucial contribution to media studies. It should be mandatory reading for scholars, studentts and concerned citizens -- Robert W. McChesny, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Political Economies of the Media: The Transformation of the Global Media is probably one of the most inspiring books in political economy I have read in recent years. A wide variety of topical issues is debated and statements are underpinned by an impressive amount of empirical data... This book is a must-read for everyone interested in the structural mechanisms underlying power and control in the media and information industries. -- Tom Evens, Ghent University, Journal of Digital Television