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Podcast: A Demon of A Play

Leah Brotherhead discusses upcoming play Some Demon

Leah Brotherhead chats about her role in upcoming play, Some Demon, which takes us to an eating disorder unit.

We discuss what it’s like to tackling such themes as eating disorders, the differences in playing on the West End and smaller intimate venues, and why you should never ask an actor what they are doing next!

Some Demon plays at Arcola Theatre from 14 June to 6 July, and then Bristol Old Vic from 9 to 13 July

Some Demon

By Laura Waldren

Sam’s eighteen and her life’s about to start. Zoe’s forty-something and hers never did. They don’t have much in common. Just a love of 80s’ new wave, and an illness that wants them dead. Thrown together in an eating disorder unit, their most intimate secrets exposed, they form a complicated bond. When another patient turns the ward into chaos, they face questions that dictate their survival. Most of all: how to navigate an institution that keeps you safe inside but unable to cope outside?

Grippingly authentic, incisively witty and profoundly compassionate, Laura Waldren’s remarkable debut won the Papatango New Writing Prize from 1,468 plays. It follows past Prize discoveries which have won Olivier, Critics’ Circle, Evening Standard and OffWestEnd awards and transferred to over 30 countries.

Content Warnings: Eating disorders; mental health; self-harm.

14 June – 6 July – Arcole Theatre

9 – 13 July – Bristol Old Vic

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