As part of the 2018 Women of the Fringe Networking event at Fringe Central, Luke Tudball catches up with some members of the companies of two new shows at Edinburgh Fringe – 3 Years, 1 Week, and a Lemon Drizzle and 30 Days of Blood to talk about communicating difficult issues with empathy, mental health, free cake, and bringing women into the limelight.
3 Years, 1 Week, and a Lemon Drizzle
“The show pieces together Alexandra and Kate Donnachie’s sometimes heartbreaking but often hilarious memories of growing up together and managing their close bond when older sister, Alexandra, developed a severe eating disorder. When Alexandra (finally) decided to ask Kate what that time was like for her, she began cooking up ideas for this autobiographical show – albeit before Kate agreed to be in it. This is a performance that recalls on touching memories, shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and melts Mars bars to bring to stage a story about living with an eating disorder.“
30 Days of Blood
“Blood, sweat, and… tampons? Sara’s period just won’t stop – she is covered in it – or is it the blood of her last victim that still sticks warm on her limbs? Watch her fight a storm of tampons and confront her ridiculously handsome vegan housemate before breaking out into song while ripping apart raw meat. Anyone can enjoy this visceral cabaret exploration of womanhood, a highly sensory experience featuring live music and physical comedy. After all, everybody bleeds from time to time.“