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Seen 00:25 (Modern Day Chronicles)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

Powerfully moving, ‘Seen 00:25’ shoved a hot knife through my heart and ripped it out – I’m still reeling. A solo play about anorexia, it is as harrowing as it is engaging. Though the impact of media plays a crucial part in how the drama unfolds, it avoids cliché, or simplistically didactic messaging. Rather, we are taken into the fractured psyche of Miss A. It’s an intense experience: writer-performer Candela May gives all of herself on stage, and you can feel the audience longing to reach out to her, to ease her pain. The clever use of Instagram at the play’s climax is inspired. It makes her last words at once intimate yet distanced, leaving the audience – and Miss A – alone and isolated.

C aquila, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andy Leask]