WEIRD - An exciting new play about OCD at the Edinburgh Fringe (with London previews)!

Edinburgh Fringe 2018 is going to be an utterly incredible event for OCD awareness! Recently we told you about Lucy Danser's Lost in Thought and Sam Ross's Can't Stop, Can't Stop... but we can now announce another powerful depiction of someone's battle with  OCD will be making its way to The Pleasance Theatre.

WEIRD is a one-woman show produced by Some Riot Theatre and written by Lucy Burke (pictured below), based directly on her own experiences with OCD.

Yasmin feels different, she feels weird. She longs to be normal like everyone else but that's proving difficult... Based on writer Lucy Burke's experiences, WEIRD explores the highs and lows of what it is like for a sufferer, and a sufferer's family, to live in the shadow of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The play is told using flashbacks to the various relationships Yasmin has experienced, and shows how her OCD interacts with and affects the defining moments of her life.

Check out the trailer here, which really does a fantastic job at portraying the relentless, exhausting, emotionally draining nature of living with constant intrusive thoughts:

Lucy has been a fantastic support to OCD Action, and will be using the Edinburgh Fringe run to fundraise. Thank you so much Lucy and everyone involved for all you are doing to help people with OCD!

WEIRD has already been getting good buzz, winning the Arcola Theatre's Slam SOAPS 2018, and it will be coming to Edinburgh Fringe this August - but not before some previews in London! On three dates, southerners who won't be able to make it to the Edinburgh Fringe this year can see Lucy's play. Tickets can be purchased here:

Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July (7pm) preview at Theatre 503, Battersea

Sunday 29th July (6pm) preview at The Bunker Theatre, Southwark

Tickets for the main run at The Pleasance Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe 2018 can be purchased here!