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Harpy, Underbelly Cowgate (White Belly) – Review

Pros: The topic is relevant for a diverse audience. Cons: The venue might have been better suited to the intimate nature of this play. Old age is a scary beast. Scary for those who approach it – as it carries uncertainty – and scary for those who watch it from a distance, because it’s hard to understand. So is Birdie (Su Pollard) scary, because nobody wants to get close to her. They prefer to observe her from a distance, like ...

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3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle, Underbelly, Bristo Square (Jersey) – Review

Pros: A heartening celebration of sisterhood. Cons: Eating disorders are poorly understood conditions and I wish the play had delved  into it more. It is estimated that in the UK there are between 600,000 and 725,000 people affected by eating disorders, with anorexia having the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, further complicated by its tendency to become chronic. When Alexandra was diagnosed with anorexia, at the age of 19, her sister Kate was only a teenager, being exactly ...

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