Dark portrait of addiction

Emma lies, professionally and pathologically. She’s a struggling actress, and her zeal for living lives other than her own is the biggest barrier to her recovery from drugs and alcohol addiction. Duncan Macmillan’s searing piece, which transfers after a sold-out National run, is dizzyingly metatheatrical, unpicking layers of stage artifice to illustrate the stripping back of the rehab process.

Read my full Islington Gazette review here

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