The Magnetic Diaries
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Emma Bailey is a modern day Madame Bovary, battling with a stifling middle-class lifestyle, thwarted dreams and untreatable depression. In desperation, she leaves her family behind to embark on a course of brain-altering therapy, documenting her journey through raw, beautiful poetry. Based on Sarah James poetry collection " Highly Commended, Forward Prizes 2015 " the narrative springs to life through subtle physicality where every environment is evoked, from train carriage to art gallery, kitchen sink to sterile clinic. Introspection and the powerful rhythms of poetry reveal that beauty and tenderness can exist even in pain.