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Tragedy of anorexia captured on stage

Lesley Warner reports on dramas about anorexia, one depicting its emotional impact and the other its malevolent and deceptive nature

Lesley Warner reports on dramas about anorexia, one depicting its emotional impact and the other its malevolent and deceptive nature

Two outstanding shows about people with eating disorders featured at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle is a jaunty piece energetically played by sisters Alexandra and Kate Donnachie showing the effects on both of them when Alexandra is told she has six months to live because of her severe anorexia nervosa.

Some quick-fire dialogue establishes the sisters’ closeness but at times the friendly banter falters, revealing some uncomfortable emotions that still seem raw.

Big sister

Alexandra, the older by three years and one week, and the taller at five foot eleven, feels that

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