Preview: 3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

Preview: 3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

By Alexandra and Kate Donnachie

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle pieces together some of Alexandra and Kate Donnachie’s heart breaking but hilarious memories of growing up together and managing their close bond when older sister, Alexandra, developed a severe eating disorder as a teenager.

When Alexandra (finally) decided to ask Kate what ‘that time’ was like for her, she immediately began cooking up ideas for this autobiographical show – albeit before Kate agreed to be in it.

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle is a performance that recalls on touching memories, shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and melts Mars bars to bring to stage a story about living with a loved one and their mental illness.

“Searingly frank & painfully funny – autobiographical theatre at its best!”
“Absolutely blown away by 3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle. Funny, truthful and incredibly moving theatre”

Audience reviews
‘Alexandra’s script is fun, thought-provoking and emotional. Both girls’ delivery is extremely good with a great mix of fun, emotional and sometimes tearful moments'
Karen Pond, LoveTheatre1.com

Alexandra Donnachie has performed in venues across the UK such as Battersea Arts Centre, Hampstead Theatre and the Royal and Derngate and this year, will appear as Sylvia Pankhurst in a BBC docudrama. Alexandra currently plays series regular, Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Tate in the Dark Shadows audiobook series (Big Finish). She holds a BA in Acting (UoN) and an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (RCSSD) and is an associate artist of KIT theatre company. In 2017, her play, When We Died was longlisted for the Bruntwood prize.

Kate Donnachie is in her third year of training at Italia Conti. She has performed in a number of professional productions at venues such as Battersea Arts Centre and the Lyric Hammersmith. Kate is also a singer/song writer and has written an original song for 3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle. In 2018, she was one of the runners up of the Carlton Hobbs Award in association with BBC Radio.