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The Whisky Taster, Bush Theatre

The Whisky Taster, Bush Theatre

Samuel Barnett excels as an advertising whizkid with synaesthesia

Office strife: Samuel Barnett and Kate O’Flynn in 'The Whisky Taster'Simon Annand

Synaesthesia is a tricky beast. It’s basically a neurological condition which condemns those afflicted with it to a life in which words evoke colours, and emotions can be experienced as colour. Sometimes it is almost playful, with the mere names of the days of the week evoking tonal sensations; at other times it is intensely painful, with the mere glimpse of a buzzy pattern causing dizziness or strong feelings conjuring up great blasts of colour, an unbearable onslaught of confusion and derangement.

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