We are proud to present”Dear Eliza” as part of our mini Fringe Highlights
Dear Eliza is a brutal and exposing analysis of a friendship under the strain of mental ill health and the fear of being a burden. Raw and cynical, yet rich with playful allegories, this short 1-person play is very much about confronting unexpressed emotions within relationships, and saying out loud what you’d rather keep inside your head.
Written and performed by Barbara Diesel, Dear Eliza tackles difficult subject matter with undeniable defiance. Its subversive narrative and ‘been there, done that’ attitude is a call to the reality of learning to live with a mental health disorder, and learning to accept that you might not ‘get better’, but that’s okay. Because, at the very least, your scrambled egg of a brain has a bit of spice to it, and your Wikipedia page will make an interesting read.
Trigger warnings include mentions of self-harming behaviour and suicide. Features strong language. Recommended 16+.