3 Years, One Week & A Lemon Drizzle


Examines the relationship between two sisters and how their close bond was affected when one of them was diagnosed with a severe eating disorder as a teenager.
3 Years, One Week & A Lemon Drizzle

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Canal Cafe Theatre
Starts: Thursday 7 February 2019
Closes: Sunday 10 February 2019
Running time:0 hr 55 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Synopsis


3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle examines the relationship between two sisters and how their close bond was affected when one of them was diagnosed with a severe eating disorder as a teenager.


Recalling touching memories, laugh-out-loud anecdotes and Mars bars, this searingly frank and painfully funny two-hander examines what it's like to live with a loved one and their mental illness.


Alexandra (Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley, BBC One); When We Died, Bruntwood Longlist 2017) and Kate Donnachie (Carlton Hobbs Award Runner Up 2018, The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain) bravely share their heart breaking but hilarious memories of growing up together and managing their close bond through a difficult time.


When Alexandra (finally) decided to ask Kate what 'that time' was like for her, she immediately began cooking up ideas for this autobiographical show - albeit before Kate agreed to be in it.


Had their relationship been affected?


How had it changed?


Were they closer or more distant?


Alexandra Donnachie comments: For two years, I had been making and developing a one woman show about living with an eating disorder but something always felt off even when people said nice things about my work.


Eventually, I realised what didn't sit well with me; there were already loads of fantastic one-woman shows looking at incredible women and their stories.


One day I stuck a dictaphone under Kate's chin and asked what life was like for her when I was ill.


Soon after this, 3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle was born.


3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle seeks to show the powerful bond that endures throughout mental illness and reinforces the enduring message - you are not alone.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 February 2019

Closes:Sunday 10 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£11.50

Concessions:
£9.50

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