This solo performance is delightfully crammed with an array of characters, some representing actual people, some recalled from plays by Anton Chekhov and Noel Coward, all of them real to the writer/performer Elizabeth Richardson who renders them with wit and sensitivity and fashions a fascinating tapestry from various strands of her experiences as daughter, actor, Buddhist.
(…)The exquisite simplicity of the staging, using only an elegant straight-backed chair and a small, upholstered low stool, on an island of gold-coloured carpet, enhances the radiance of Richardson’s performance and the subtle, cumulative coherence of her narrative.
Artistic Director Theatre Antigonish, Nova Scotia
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Elizabeth Richardson is in my opinion one of the most talented actresses to come out of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in the past five years. Elizabeth’s power and command on stage is really quite rare in one so comparatively young. Her response to direction is that unique mixture of thoughtfulness and instinct translated into action. Her musical ability is also remarkable, an acute ear plus an extremely fine singing voice.
A reference of this sort tends to be a chapter of obvious abilities. But Elizabeth’s real talent is her character quality and spirit.
International award winning film and theatre actor
Elizabeth Richardson is an experienced actress of great versatility. I have known her for over fifteen years, and I feel she is, without doubt, one of Canada’s major acting talents. Her work for the CBC in Canada and for Masterpiece Theatre in England has been exceptional and the focus of international attention. It is with great pleasure that I recommend her to you.
Head of Casting CBC, TV Drama 1989-1992