Elsie and Mairi Go to War
High on initial interest but short on the requisite drama
This article is from 2010.
This well-acted tale follows two heroines of WWI dispatched to Belgium as ambulance drivers. Using extracts from the women’s diaries and contemporary press interviews, the play is adapted from a book by Diane Atkinson, who here ill-advisedly narrates large sections from the wings, instead of letting two clearly skilled actors play it out themselves, leaving us high on initial interest but short on the requisite drama.
Dovecot, 226 0000, until 20 Aug, 4pm, £8 (£6).