Brighton Fringe: A girl called Owl
To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect, and the title gave little away - a girl called Owl.
This powerful one-woman play, was performed wonderfully as Briony Horwitz delivered a vivid storytelling experience. As she slipped from one character into another, bringing each one alive through accents, gestures and mannerisms, she recounted the story of a 10 year old girl, Olivia aka Owl. It is through her eyes we learn of her life and struggles adapting to a new town, the friends she makes and her troubled teenage years.
With just an armchair as her prop, she agilely climbs on it, spins around it and flips it. Her animated performance was perfectly fitting to the child-like qualities of Owl and kept the audience engaged throughout. In the final scene you are left to ponder one question - 'What if nothing changes' *fade to black
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