Collapsible by Margaret Perry – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
A monologue performed by Breffni Holohan perched on a concrete platform, Collapsible is about mental breakdown. The narrator has lost he job and has done something unspecified but bad. Friends and relatives are concerned by wary, and she pushes people away. The tone of Perry’s writing is manic, balancing like like Holohan on the edge. There are strong shades of ‘Fleabag’s’ unreliable, self-deluding narrator, although without the sex. Collapsible is well-performed but seems familiar and too predictable for a a play about what happens when it all falls apart.