The Elephant Girls – Celebrating 100 Performances

Reviewed by Capital Critics Circle

Margo MacDonald

Margo MacDonald

The Elephant Girls turns 100!

Come see The Elephant Girls and help us celebrate 100 performances of this multi-award winning show. One Night Only!

The Elephant Girls premiered at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2015 where it broke box office records, won rave reviews, and all the top awards. The show has been touring in Canada and overseas ever since. Now as Margo MacDonald reaches an amazing one hundred performances, we look forward to presenting The Elephant Girls in its hometown to celebrate. Come see the show, then stay for drinks and a Q&A session with creator/performer Margo MacDonald and director Mary Ellis.

“Without doubt, they were the most notorious girl gang Britain’s ever seen.”
(Brian McDonald, Gangs of London)

Clever, organized, devious & daring; they stole from the rich and gave to themselves. This is the riveting story of the all-female gang which terrorized London for over 100 years.

“I’ll tell you something special I ain’t never told no one before; I’ll tell you the truth.”
(Maggie Hale, The Elephant Girls)

Maggie Hale—the gang’s suit-wearing, bloody-knuckled, girl-chasing “enforcer”—will tell you all—who they were, what they did, how they got away with it, and how it all came crashing down. But just how much are you sure you want to hear?

Captivating and repelling, humorous and terrifying; you won’t be able to look away.

Winner: Best of Fest, Outstanding Production, and Critics’ Pick for Best Show (Ottawa Fringe Festival 2015), Outstanding New Work, Direction, and Performance (Les Prix Rideau Awards 2015), Best Actress (Capital Critics’ Circle 2015), Critics’ Choice (Hamilton Fringe Festival 2017).

★★★★★ CBC Manitoba – “…ferocious, charismatically intense.”
★★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press – “…captivating…utterly entrancing.”
★★★★★ The Outmost (Dublin) – “Packs a punch with a diamond-clad fist!”
★★★★★ Planet Nation (UK) – “…a stellar performance…I was enthralled.”
★★★★ London Theatre1 (UK) – “…an amazing story told by a talented writer and actor.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby (Edinburgh) – “…MacDonald captivates…Astonishing.”
★★★★ Fringe Guru (Edinburgh) – “…brilliantly written and exceptionally performed.”

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