Mess: A Musical Comedy about Anorexia

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“It’s a musical comedy of sorts,” explains the PR, “about anorexia.”

The second half of the sentence clangs against the first. Anorexia is essentially a debilitating, lonely and potentially life-threatening illness. And the appeal of musical comedies is generally that they are none of these things. Yet in her play Mess, Caroline Horton brings the two together to form a poignant, honest and, yes, funny, account of her own disordered eating.

The obvious question, though, is: When it comes to anorexia, what is there to laugh about…

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