Actress and comedian Gemma Whelan took time out from Game of Thrones to return to the stage. She has just completed a run of Dark Vanilla Jungle at the Soho Theatre as part of the Soho Solo Season. It’s a breathtaking drama about one girl’s craving for family and home and the lengths she will go to to achieve them, by award winning writer Philip Ridley.
“On a Fringe full of powerful monologues, there’s none more shattering in its impact than this blazing new solo drama.”
“A masterpiece… An absolute must-see”
“Riveting… the extraordinary performance of Gemma Whelan… vivid and audacious”.
“Grabs you but he throat and takes you to some nasty places… the sheer velocity is astounding.”
I met Gemma after her final performance at the Soho, where she signed my sketch, which she was obviously happy with.