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Riveting and exhilarating: Miss Julie, at Park90, reviewed

22 June 2024

9:00 AM

22 June 2024

9:00 AM

Some Demon

Arcola Theatre, in rep until 6 July

Miss Julie

Park90, until 6 July

Some Demon by Laura Waldren is a gem of a play that examines the techniques of manipulation and bullying practised by shrinks on anorexics. The setting is an NHS referral unit where Sam, an 18-year-old philosophy student, arrives with a minor eating disorder. Like every patient, Sam is told that her personality is immersed in a civil war and that two implacable forces – the ‘diseased self’ and the ‘whole self’ – are fighting for control of her destiny.

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