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EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: 3 YEARS, 1 WEEK AND A LEMON DRIZZLE, Underbelly

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: 3 YEARS, 1 WEEK AND A LEMON DRIZZLE, Underbelly

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: 3 YEARS, 1 WEEK AND A LEMON DRIZZLE, Underbelly

Alex Donnachie is one year and three weeks older than Kate Donnachie. When she started creating this show, Alex asked Kate if she would take part in it and give her own account about "that time".

At university, Alex became very unwell with anorexia nervosa and was given six months to live. In this play, Alex wanted to look at how her younger sister was affected by her illness and how she feels about it now.

The siblings open the play discussing the differences between them and it descends into good-natured bickering. What really makes this play special is the obvious affection between the two and how well they work together.

3 Weeks, 1 Year and a Lemon Drizzle is a very light look at anorexia. While Alex's illness is referenced and touched on, this piece really is about the bond between the sisters. We aren't given too many details about when she was unwell but there is an underlying sadness throughout the play.

When discussing particularly difficult things about "that time" (you can hear the quotation marks every time they awkwardly mention it) Alex sits on the floor while Kate french braids her hair. This is a really charming piece of theatre and I could have watched it for far longer than the 60 minute run time.

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/3-years-1-week-and-a-lemon-drizzle

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