You could call this show bipolar. When this show is funny, up you go to enjoy the comedy. When it deals with the issues of people living with the debilitating aspects of bipolar disorder, the play slips downward and becomes didactic and sombre.
Jasmine Platt (well-played by Michelle Mainwaring) is a stand-up comedienne with bipolar disorder who uses her up-phases as her engine for creativity. Jasmine charts a dangerous course to maintain the high by stopping her meds and risking the consequences.
The play is written by Jason Gale, who also plays Jasmine's patient and supportive husband, believably, though he is a less seasoned performer.
The frequent blackouts slow the pace unnecessarily.
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