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This is the second play that I got to photograph at the Absolut Fringe festival last week. The show is called The Yellow Wallpaper and is a production by the Then This Theatre company, again taking place in Smock Alley Boys School. It’s an adaptation of a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, originally published in 1892, and is about a woman confined to a room – a room that contains the yellow wallpaper of the title. The woman is played by Maeve Fitzgerald and the entire piece consists of a single one-hour long monologue. We are never quite sure why she is in this room and what has happened to her in the past. She may be suffering a mental breakdown; she may be the victim of a sadistic husband and a ruthless medical establishment; she may be suffering from post-natal depression; she may even be a ghost. (more…)

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