“What do you mean you’ve never been to the Edinburgh Festival? You must go, you’d love it.” Yeap, it’s that time of year where I hear variations of the above ad nauseam.
Jemima Foxtrot loops lines of verse, sounds and noises around and around, until they build up to an indistinguishable din. It’s the clamour in our subconscious mind, the multiple threads of stories that never get the chance to finish before new ideas, thoughts or streams of narrative invade and take over.
After growing up on Disney films, Chris’ aim in life is singular and simple: to live happily ever after. He thinks he achieves it when he meets Ryan as a newly qualified Drama teacher in Cambridge. For five happy years, the pair lives a life akin to a fairytale. But as Chris discovers, not all fairytales end happily.