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Gutted (The Conker Group)

By | Published on Saturday 12 August 2017

This is a charming, comic solo show that shares the pain and difficulty of suffering from a debilitating, chronic disease. Drawing from her own experiences with ulcerative colitis, performer and co-creator Liz Richardson employs a playful tact to give a profound account of her journey. Richardson’s acting is remarkable as she switches between a wide variety of characters, from the hospital staff to family members. This not only provides an interesting mode of storytelling but also shows the extent to which a serious illness can impact on the people around you. A screen often shows scenes involving food and family – the treasured images of a healthy and happy life. ‘Gutted’ is a wonderful story of resilience, wit and sentiment.

Pleasance Dome, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James Napleton]