Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru. Followers and likes are the only important things in her life, or so it seems. The one-woman show Please, Feel Free To Share explores the darker side of how obsessing over being popular, addictions and the need to share can lead to some very intense consequences.
Alex soon discovers the art of reinventing herself
Disillusioned with life after the death of her Father and the abandonment issues she suffers from her Mother walking out years before. She needs to find something to fulfil her life, something that is hers. The trouble is, she doesn't know what. That is, until she discovers the world of self-help groups.
She starts by attending a bereavement support group, which Lilleth at work suggests. Her work colleagues have been watching her behaviour at the office get-togethers and find her alcohol consumption concerning. It is therefore suggested that she takes some time off to get herself together.
However, Alex soon discovers the art of reinventing herself over and over again. The addiction to joining every support group she finds masks the real problems she is running as fast as she can away from, the death of her father, and an absent mother. Although she soon realises that being an habitual liar means having a good memory.
As a self-professed liar, Alex thinks nothing of stretching the truth or inventing full-blown fiction. Her justification is based upon the politicians and businesses which are all built on lies, so why not, after all that's what is expected of people.
The story of Alex reflects the social media world we find ourselves living in today. Likes on social media seem to be more important than talking to people or being honest that life just isn't going the way you hoped at that time.
Bevans's performance is continuously flawless. Her portrayals of numerous characters throughout the multiple therapy groups she attends are superb. Each one fleetingly bought to life before quickly moving on to the next, after all, liars often slip up trying to remember the stories they make up.