Tonight with Donny Stixx (4 stars)

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Tonight with Donny Stixx

Written originally as the companion piece to Fringe First winning Dark Vanilla Jungle, this brutal monologue is the story of a vulnerable young person pushed to a violent edge.

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Philip Ridley Produced by Supporting Wall

Donny has committed an act that shocked everyone. Tabloids called him The Most Hated Boy Alive. But Donny doesn't want forgiveness. All Donny wants is… his own television show. A new play by internationally acclaimed writer Philip Ridley, the companion piece to his 2013 Fringe First-winning sell-out Dark Vanilla Jungle. Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali, produced by Supporting Wall. Praise for Dark Vanilla Jungle: ★★★★ 'Riveting… audacious' (Independent). ★★★★ Breathtaking' (FT). ★★★★ 'Sears the mind' (Scotsman). ★★★★★ 'Fearless… astonishingly good' (Herald). ★★★★ 'Astounding' (Time Out).

Strong language and adult themes.

Age category: 14+

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Tonight with Donny Stixx

27 Aug 20154 stars

The boy who does tricks chases fame

Given playwright Philip Ridley's visual imagination – he is also an artist and a film-maker – his recent scripts have displayed an interest in the minimal possibilities of theatre: no props, no set, a single actor, and a monologue that describes a world…

Fringe preview: Tonight with Donny Stixx

28 Jul 2015

Philip Ridley's new work highlights celebrity culture

Philip Ridley – visual artist, filmmaker and the playwright behind some of the most shocking scripts of the past decade – returns to the Fringe after his success with Dark Vanilla Jungle. Yet while Dark Vanilla told a tale of female exploitation, his…

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