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Ladybones (Sorcha McCaffrey)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2019

Nula is fascinated by many things, but when an ancient female skeleton grabs her attention, we’re led into a manic world of obsession and confusion. Battling against her crippling self-deprecation, she tries to understand both her obsessive tendencies and her sexuality. This protagonist is alluring, with her conflicting intentions creating an engrossing narrative arc. Her enthusiasm for life undercut with her surfacing turmoil was fascinating: subtle repetitions of the number 13 and unopened coke cans giving us a glimpse into her irrational mental state. Although some audience participation seemed superfluous, this was a captivating performance, with quirky use of physical comedy and skilled multi-rolling. Inspired by the writers experience with OCD, this clever one-woman play certainly gives you something to think about. 

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug. 
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]