Manitoba·★★★★★ Review

The Elephant Girls

FIVE STARS Stampede — do not walk — to The Elephant Girls.

FIVE STARS | A fascinating story, anchored by one of the finest performances you'll find at this year's Fringe

(Andrew Alexander)

NOTE: This show was reviewed at the 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

Rating: ★★★★★

Stampede — do not walk — to The Elephant Girls.

Playing the fictional composite Maggie Hale, solo performer Margo MacDonald unfolds the true tale of the Forty Elephants — a ruthless all-female gang stealing, robbing and punching their way through post-First World War London.

MacDonald delivers a ferocious, charismatically intense performance as Hale, a vicious enforcer blindly loyal to — and deeply in love with — the gang's leader.

It's got all the trappings of a Goodfellas-type gang story, but with a deeply human heart. Under Mary Ellis's direction, MacDonald creates a character simultaneously repulsive and compelling, and her taut script keeps the audience drawn in consistently.

It's a fascinating story, anchored by one of the finest performances you're likely to find at this year's Fringe.

She sold out her first show, so get your tickets early to join this gang.


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