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Chlorine (Three Reasonable Woman)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

‘Chlorine’ takes an interesting look at a twenty-something’s short stint in a mental institution. Set over the course of a summer, it focuses on a young, ordinary woman named Biddy, who has a mental breakdown during a music festival. Written with authority, the show focuses on the human element in this very personal tale. It’s also able to find some humour in the under-exposed reality of young people who are institutionalized. Music plays an important part in Biddy’s life and also in the show, which has a live musical score performed by the cast. In its weaker moments this piece feels like an A Level production, however, overall it is an informative and entertaining show.

Zoo Southside, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [James McColl]