ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Lol (Rosalind Adler)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

The Internet must be a boundless source for writers. Rosalind Adler has certainly struck gold with her keenly observational and witty ‘Lol’. This one-woman show follows three equally misguided women – complacent Mags, wife and mother; delusional Sarah, lost in a Mills and Boon fantasy; and loose and languid Lucinda. Their lives gradually intertwine as the piece reaches its bittersweet conclusion. Rosalind is enchanting to watch in all guises: the three women are beautifully created through token costume pieces, a brilliantly expressive face and skilled variations in voice. Changeovers were slickly masked over by voiceovers from mainly doltish males’ attempts to woo or impress women, although these became a little tedious. Overall, ‘Lol’ is a perceptive and wonderfully performed piece.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug, 12.55 (1.55), £6.50 – £8.00, fpp276.
tw rating 4/5