Review: Sophie at the Lion and Unicorn @CamdenFringe

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Sophie is a one woman show exploring the incomprehensible bonds between twins – in association with MIND in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

Written and performed by Julia Pagett, who presents a stark but mesmerising monologue, almost hypnotic, a story that draws on the dangers of distortion, reality and deception.

“It’s funny how what people see from the outside can be completely different from what’s going on inside…”

Opening with music and a box full of memories, Sophie remembers her twin sister and the trauma she went through.

It’s very timely in an era when more an more young people are suffering from anxiety, depression and mental health issues, while worrying about people’s public personas on social media.

Julia has been involved in several short films, music videos and fringe productions. I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of her soon.

My only complaint is that it wasn’t longer. I was just becoming engrossed when it ended, just short of 20 minutes. This play shows great promise and it is a sign of a good show when you don’t want to leave. Please develop it Julia, carry on and tell us more. There is so much scope in this material to take this to the full hour.

This performance was directed by Keir Mills.

Sophie is at the Lion and Unicorn Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 5pm. For more details sophieplay.com. For tickets camdenfringe.com or pay on the door.

 

 

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