"I am so glad I came and I was so impressed by your acting and your writing. I particularly liked the way you preserved a narrative line throughout the evening, first inviting the audience into a cosy lecture and then leading them gradually, and always with comedy, into a darker world. Congratulations!"
I thoroughly enjoyed JUBILATE! The excellent Rosalind Adler plays five different characters, whose interwoven stories are hilarious but suffused with dark intimations. Adler's script has lots of bite and fun. You can also see this outstanding performer in her award-winning show LOL, about internet dating, at the Burton Taylor Studio - from April 7-10. I have marked it in my diary as one not to be missed!
Despite all her published accolades, prior to the Fringe Festival, I hadn’t heard of Rosalind Adler - playwright and performer. In future , I will need to be broke or dying to miss the chance to see her shows. 'Jubilate!' is an entirely original, imaginative treasure house of interlinked playlets, forming a moving novella within a play. Rosalind achieves this by creating a cast of distinct characters. They emerge via her amazing acting skills into fully-fledged characters before our very eyes. She changes costume and make-up between each to expound monologues as subtle and finely-judged as those of Alan Bennet. Not 'Talking Heads'; these are REAL people - living and breathing their flawed life perceptions within arm's length. Rosalind's stunning ability to present and re-present her cast is truly stunning, she is like a female Ronnie Barker extracting belly-laugh humour whilst reaching us emotionally. Laughing and crying within the same play would be an achievement for a large team of actors. You have to pinch yourself at times to remind yourself, this is one woman - working on her own.
"This is a nicely balanced piece; a black comedy full of sharp observations and witty one-liners, with just the right amount of pathos"
Producer, Nice Pictures Ltd.
"An astonishingly satisfying and thought-provoking evening - very funny and surprisingly moving too. JUBILATE! is a triumph."
"Her chameleon-like transformations are delicious to watch....the result is a show that is funny, moving and beautifully observed"
"An unusual piece of work, well performed and worth a look"
"You have to hand it to the performer and writer, Rosalind Adler"
"A slick production....a triumph of observation, characterisation and acting."
Boris Rumney, writer
"The dialogue, characterisation, plot and coups de theatre were brilliant"
"This is marvellous, a real miniature drama crackling with comedy both dark and light, performed with all the bravura accuracy of a 21st century Joyce Grenfell "
Rosemary Branch Theatre
"A beautifully written and performed piece of work - skill and artistry"
for The Henley Standard
"Nobody’s perfect in Anna’s world – except Anna herself. Anna spends her life dispensing her superconfident unqualified wisdom to her vicar-husband’s parishioners, and oh how they benefit from it!
They benefit to the point of adultery, domestic abuse and the threat of paedophilia because Anna is oblivious to everything except her own force of will.
Jubilate! is a scintillating one-woman show from Ros Adler. It packs a huge amount into its fifty minutes and she takes no prisoners.
Her vicar’s wife, Anna, starts with a gathering in the church hall for her weekly “Everything Explained” seminar. The humour is ladled on as her characters take shape. There’s a lusty predator, a disconnected housewife, a feisty sink estate mother and a lonely middle-aged daughter.
They’re all funny and tragic and have their worlds broken up by Anna’s unquestioning certainties. Ros Adler wrote this arresting piece and delivers it with a technical and emotional expertise which is breathtaking. A simple headband and cardigan changes her from a seductress of Fennella Fielding powers to a beaten down, addled single mother.
Jubilate! Is high class writing delivered with excellent acting."