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Juliette Burton: Decision Time

Cheerful comedy about making life choices and coping with mental illness.

People often jokes about the fact that getting out of the bed is one of the hardest decision in everyday life. This can extremely true when suffering with anxieties and depression. In Juliette Burton's show we follow her in some of the most difficult decision of her life: from coping with several eating disorders to decide to start an artistic career. Juliette makes us laugh with her joyful wit.

In order to take an important decision for her future, she looks back at her past to see what has influenced her along the years. Starting from her childhood, when parents used to choose for her, she explored what would have happened if she had taken a different direction. Step by step we follow her in the crossroads of her life. She made everybody smile with her positive energy and engaging stories.

She now cheerfully jokes and explains what was then one of the most difficult period of her life. Juliette's discussion of what marriage means as an institution is very poignant and extremely topical. In a mixture of irony and brave self-exposure, she reminds us that to be willing to share our life with others we need to accept and live with ourselves first. A very touching story, which joyfully makes us laugh and tenderly smile.


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Juliette Burton: Decision Time is running at 16,30 in the Gilded Balloon Teviot (Aug 10-14, 16-28).

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Elena Losavio

Elena Losavio Voice Reporter

Elena is a recent Master's graduate in English Studies. She writes about theatre, film and contemporary art. She is specialised in women's roles within media and the arts, and she creates A View from the Other Side, a monthly column on this topic. She occasionally writes short stories about her wanderings in Asia and never says no to new adventures.

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