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Close To You (Jennie Eggleton)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

“It is something that becomes your only friend”. ‘Close to You’ is an original, moving drama that provides insight into the way anorexia affects a young mind and affects its every thought.  The story follows fictional aspiring star Jennifer and her struggle with an eating disorder but intertwines with the tale of the real struggle of Karen Carpenter, Jennifer’s idol. Jennie Eggleton switches between characters seamlessly, and gives an incredibly convincing and moving performance. The play follows Jennifer’s ups and downs as an aspiring actress, and her relationships with her friends and family before she ends up in hospital. Based on true events, Close to You is a powerful, moving and very raw eye-opener into the inner thoughts of someone struggling with anorexia.

Greenside, until 17 Aug (not 11), 2.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Virgo]