Overshadowed

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Wed, 17th Aug 16
Sunday Child's play on eating disorders

OvershadowedAn interesting look at how a young girl can be caught up in a spiral of self-destruction caused by anorexia nervousa, represented here by a "worm" speaking in rhyme. An interesting piece with some powerful moments but I was really not convinced by the representation of the inner demon as their rhyme descended at times into Dr Seuss and their movement seemed inconsistent - as it was so distinctive it needed to be carried through the exits and not just to them or our suspension of disbelief receives a bit of a jolt. If the younger sister had her 18th birthday while the elder sister is still at school I am surprised at their relationship being what it is as they would be close in age.

A nice twist at the end lifted the play, as does the younger sisters talk to class but in the end I was not as moved as I'd hoped to be

 


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