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Zelda – The Last Flapper by William Luce (The Women’s Theatre Association IF)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

This play, which sees Zelda Fitzgerald in a psychiatric hospital, recalling her life and marriage to F Scott Fitzgerald, is performed with the simplest of sets – a gauze curtain, the desk and chair of a doctor’s office, a few blocks but through imaginative direction and a very physical performance, each set piece effectively demonstrated a different element of the characters’ pasts. The show was subtitled, with a beautiful translation from Romanian to English, but unfortunately this ultimately jarred, because it was sometimes evident that the words on screen did not really match those of the performer. A very competently and memorably executed piece of theatre, but difficult to watch on a practical level.

Hill Street Solo Theatre, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Vicki Baron]