“I try to reassure myself that the extra kilo is a trapped fart I haven’t managed to part with yet, or potentially even the semen I swallowed last night.”
Comedy-drama ‘Keep It Down’ is a semi-biographical story , written and performed by Emma Oldfield and directed by Kierath Jandoo. We join Daisy on her birthday as she celebrates another year gone, but her blasé and facetious remarks are covering a deep rooted problem.
Ever since she lost her mum to the big C, she’s found a way to cope. It's not a helpful strategy but it’s the one she knows best. Daisy’s sporadic attempts to balance work, relationships and a social life are frequently overshadowed by an intoxication with food.
Habits are hard enough to break, but this one is complicated further by a society that thrives on diet culture and revolves around eating.
Keep It Down combines comedy, storytelling and audio to explore an unspoken narrative on eating disorders and the obstacles one can face when fuelled by secrecy and shame.
This production is part of Camden Fringe.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 7pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.