Holden Street Theatres’ The Arch, Sun Feb 15
Penny Ashton is simply delightful as Elspeth Slowtree and at least eight other characters, but I do need to confess, I may also have lost count as I got lost in the world that Penny created for us in this one woman show – where the delicacy of a woman’s countenance and behaviour is considered a priority to any young woman of the time. Although it did seem of equal importance that she also know how to finger… a piano forte deftly.
Penny, or shall we call her ‘a lady’, has borrowed these characters from another ‘lady’ but has brought each little quirk and voice to life. She also managed to handle everyone’s balls with good grace and the great aplomb required at these events.
Penny sings the action along, as any great musical should do, and also teaches us one of the most cosmopolitan dances of her time.
Congratulations, too, as Penny handles the band warming up at the ‘Garden Party’ next door which was in actual fact the soccer, so well, that we could have mistaken it as being part of the show.
Anyone who knows the story of Pride And Prejudice will enjoy this witty, fast paced and positively charming production.
Promise And Promiscuity continues at Holden Street Theatres’ The Arch until Sun Mar 8.
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