by Sarah Lyle
Sarah presents her version of how her Mother, Sally, dealt with cancer diagnosis, from; diagnosis to treatment to remission. Upon diagnosis Sally retreats into an off-kilter head space which locates itself aboard the Chemo Express. On the train Sally meets a colourful array of characters – Gabe, Nurse and more. All offering various channels of escapism where Sally can be free to face her biggest fears and process the harsh reality of her ‘new normal’. Chemo Express is a very dark comedy, steeped in truth. The express train has only one stop - at the end of the track/treatment cycle. Everyone will depart, not all alive. Sally’s process of processing presents a stark picture with ethereal eeriness.