You wouldn’t think that one person would be able to hold your attention for the better part of an hour, but Lisa manages it easily, and even leaves you wanting to spend more time with her character.
The sound design was incredible, and really made the whole show feel more experiential/almost immersive rather than a simple one woman show. The decision to use recorded dialogue rather than have a couple live actors join Lisa for what were a few speaking lines is a smart one, and somehow highlights Laura’s own otherness/invisibility.
Technical praise aside, the true draw of this show is the understated snapshot of one woman’s existence in casually patriarchal and oppressive 1920s London, and how she frees herself.
What I didn't like
There were moments where I would have liked to slow down a bit longer and experience things with Laura a little more fully, but then, the jaunty pace keeps the experience short enough that you’re left wanting more.
My overall impression
A love letter to the quiet pleasure of solitude and a story for every woman who has ever run away in order to save herself.