Sharp Edges – one woman’s struggle to overcome mental illness and her perpetuating feelings of shame – is back on Wednesday 10 August at Camden People’s Theatre and 24-28 August at the Etcetera Theatre.
Sophie Alders, leads a highly-functional life. She is sharp and successful. However, behind closed doors, she suffers in secret. As we enter into her private world we are given insight into her soul struggle.
Written and performed by Amelia Sweetland, Sharp Edges is based on her own experiences and gives a voice to the many silent voices of those who suffer from mental illness or depression.
It was originally showcased at last year’s Camden Fringe at Canal Cafe Theatre as a “work in progress” and was one of three pieces of new writing called Indelible Images – a night of new writing.
“She wrapped them all in an intensity that made all three shine with energy. Watching three plays in one sitting became a pleasure as a result, like a beautifully-cooked three course meal.” – London Theatre 1 – Ruth Gledhill.
Since then, Sharp Edges has gone through another research and development phase after having been performed in Madrid, Spain at Escondite Teatro for a 10-night run in April 2016.
Trailer video https://youtu.be/HKg1qB8pF6s
For more details and tickets visit www.camdenfringe.com.