Girl Constantly Fucking Interrupted (3 stars)

Unnerving descent into madness

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This article is from 2010.

Girl Constantly Fucking Interrupted

Faith is 25, in therapy and addicted to prescription drugs. Sadly, these are the least of her problems. Hiding in the attic as her murdered mother’s wake rages below, insanity rears its head. As a trunk in the corner reveals a host of other personalities vying for attention, the very essence of what it is to be oneself is brought into question.

In this intense one-woman show our protagonist flits from one personality to another with an ease that is almost embarrassingly real. Although at times she is perhaps too aware that there is an audience and the script occasionally veers dangerously close to melodramatic cliché, the subject matter – a girl’s psychological meltdown – means there is more leeway for such diversions than most. Yet as each alter ego begins to bleed so smoothly into one entity, the ease with which madness descends is frankly unnerving. Ultimately, Faith – and her other selves – must make the decision: should she attempt to meditate her way to happiness or give up and allow her mind to kill her?

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 30 Aug, noon, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

This article is from 2010.

Girl Constantly F***ing Interrupted

  • 3 stars

A humorous play based in London 2010. Meet Faith who struggles to chill, love, forgive and accept herself because she is constantly interrupted by multiple personalities. Therapy sessions help reveal the dilemmas she has and her true nature; her integration of all these alter egos to find peace. A moving, modern…

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