“Lolita, Daisy, Ophelia” is an innovative and engaging piece of theatre devised by the three talented young women of the Morai Theatre Company. The company is comprised of Leah Artenian who plays Lolita, Savannah Gilmore who plays Daisy, and Sophia Brackenridge who plays Ophelia. Not only do these three give powerful, and at times disturbing, performances, but they created, produced, directed and staged the show themselves. The result is great theatre.
Three iconic female characters find themselves stranded in an unidentified location, freed from the confines of their male narrative. The results of their interactions are mesmerizing. The idea of bringing these three characters together in a space in which they are free to breathe and to interact outside their stories is inspired. Given this time to reflect, each character reveals insights that surprise themselves and the audience. A must-see production! Add this to your Fringe-going theatre schedule. You will not be disappointed.
What I didn't like
There were one or two times during the play in which the repetition of certain sections went on a little too long and interpreted the flow of the play.
My overall impression
An inspired idea, three powerful performances, great writing, great production, and entertaining thought-provoking theatre. You’ll never read “Lolita”, “The Great Gatsby” or “Hamlet” the same way again.