top of page


Ashley Ford on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Scotland promoting The Ecstasy of Victoria Woodhull, costume by Raven Ong, Photo by Anna Rak

The Ecstasy of Victoria Woodhull

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

"Rich in biographical and rhetorical detail, it never feels dry. Ford skips along, bringing a lyrical quality to even the densest parts of the script."
~ Robert Peacock, The Wee Review

Ed Fringe Audience Reviews

"This performance was simply brilliant. We are introduced to a clairvoyant played by Ashley Ford and we are asked to a seance to search for the spirit of the Suffragette... I loved it and will see it again. I give the performance 5 STARS."
~ Graham Osborne
"This was brilliant - from start to finish the audience were treated to a wonderful performance. This is a story that deserves to better known and in my opinion, this show deserves 5 stars. Go see this show if you get the chance."
~ Chloe Deas
"This is a fantastic solo show. Beautifully acted and brought to life by Ashley Ford...the play has been so well written and the whole performance is captivating and entertaining."
- Elena Mazzon
"What a great actress and clever storytelling. Definitely recommend this show and looking forward to reading more about Victoria Woodhull's interesting life."
- Carol Cahill
Ashley Ford as Victoria Woodhull at Hollywood Fringe Festival, photo by Andrew Southam

Hollywood Fringe Festival

"Ashley Ford treats us to a smart spiritual history lesson…. Victoria Woodhull filled many roles: activist for the sexual liberation of women, a spiritualist con-artist and the first woman to run for President. In her one-woman show based on Woodhull, Ashley Ford manages to succeed in capturing the many facets of this fascinating woman."
- Earnest Kearney, The TVolution

Audience Reviews

"Ashley Ford plays the role – four roles? – she was born to play... Ms. Ford really brought Woodhull to life – on more than one level... A brilliant tour-de-force history lesson one-woman show time-traveling interactive seance."
~ Micah Cover
"Super fun from the jump. At times a truly hysterical take on a historical and wild story of a woman history forgot. Beautiful acting and physical work."
- Katierose Enriquez
"Ashley twirls like a dervish to transition from one character to another...
Engrossing and spellbinding! A perfect one-woman show! Ashley Ford “hosts” many characters during a seance to tell this amazing true story, proving once again that truth is ALWAYS stranger than fiction."
- Robert Berg
"To command an audience from start to finish rested entirely on Ashley Ford’s shoulders and luckily for all involved in the production, she delivered by the spirit loads – WHAT. A. PERFORMANCE. This is tour de force and someone to watch (in my humble opinion)!!
...the portrayals of not only Victoria, but also, her sister, Tennessee, were spellbinding and powerful! Kudos!"
- Carol Becker


The Edinburgh Fringe 2020 Digital Streaming Festival

Ashley Ford in Front Window, written and directed by Karen Louisa Linton, as a pandemic bound armchair detective

Front Window

Written & directed by Karen Louisa Linton

"(Ashley Ford) in Front Window pushes weirdness to the maximum."


"Ashley Ford keeps the mood for Front Window light and upbeat. Although many of the young woman’s observations reduce her neighbours to grotesques, with large bellies and peeling skins, Ford delivers the lines with a cheerful lightness to remove any sting."


- David Cunningham, British Theatre Guide

Dreaming of Sexual Healing, Sort Of...

Written by Theo Salter, Directed by Anna Rak

"the script and performances are pin-sharp"


"Ashley Ford is the closest to a sympathetic character (even if she must be rotten at her job); her expressive face showing a growing awareness she is getting out of her depth and comically struggling to regain control."


" the play is worth watching for a fine script and performances. Besides, any play that concludes by paraphrasing Back to the Future is worth your attention."


- David Cunningham, British Theatre Guide

"Dreaming Of Sexual Healing Sort Of" film poster, written " by Theo Salter", "Directed by Anna Rak", "Starring, Ashley Ford, Christine Lane, Adam Dorsey, Sean Dillingham, Spencer Irwin"
Ashley Ford as Victoria Woodhull in the 2018 workshop production written by Theo Salter for the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Victoria Woodhull

The Terrible Legend of

Hollywood Fringe Festival

Workshop Performance 2018

"Canadian actress Ashley Ford does an exemplary job in portraying Woodhull with pride and confidence... Ford does a remarkable job in evoking Woodhull’s vitality. Together, this holy trinity of theater is exciting, fresh and ready to be devoured like a delicious full course meal..."

- Mary Montoro, All About the Stage

Audience Reviews

"Ashely Ford is magnetic on stage and delivers an outstanding performance that captivates the audience."
- Amanda Smith
"This is the best one woman play I’ve seen. Ashely Ford’s performance hooked me right off the bat...!"
- David Dykema
"Wow! Ashley gives an immersive, beautiful performance as Victoria. Funny and engaging from start to finish!"
- Kena Worthen
"Ford’s magnetic energy and divine delivery brought this already-strong story to incredible heights."
- Adam Brook

Rabbit Hole

by David Linday-Abaire

Davenport Theatre

Off Broadway | New York

"Ashley Ford’s performance as Izzy the floundering and resentful younger sister is a marvelous combination of quirkiness and fierceness. Ms. Ford’s reactions to an undesirable birthday gift are a priceless display of expressiveness."

- Darryl Reilly,

Ashley Ford opening a birthday present as Izzy in David Full Spectrum Theatre's Off-Broadway Revival of Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire, next to Amar Srivastava

"I was captivated by Ashley Ford’s work. Every expression and reaction is alive and vibrant and every delivery fully connected."

- Roger Gonzalez, LocalTheatreNY

"The dynamic between Cho and supporting actress, Ashley Ford, was particularly strong...compelling performances from both actresses."

- Olga El, BroadwayWorld

Ashley Ford as Maria Merelli in Playhouse on Park's Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig, screams to the heavens on her hotel bed next to her husband, played by Robert Wilde, photo by Rich Wagner

Lend Me A Tenor

Playhouse on Park nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play

"A fiery Ashley Ford"

- Bonnie Goldberg, CT Critics Circle

"Ashley Ford, priceless"

- Tom Holehan, CT Critics Circle

"Ford is delightfully high-strung and deliciously jealous."

- Geary Danihy, CT Critics Circle


Playhouse on Park nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

"The ensemble is fun, brash, and vivacious with Ashley Ford and Tao Hguyen standing out."

- Teddy Love,

Ashley Ford as Fraulein Kost singing "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" in Playhouse on Park's production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, photo by Rich Wagner

"Ashley Ford is funny and insistent as Fraulein Kost, the young working-girl tenant who is a thorn in the side of Fraulein Schneider"

- Andrew Beck, Hartford Examiner

"Ashley Ford, as one of Schneider's more free-wheeling tenants, give solid support."

- Frank Rizzo, The Hartford Courant

"Bloody well conceived, directed, acted, sung, and danced. Everybody involved in this production makes it work."

- Gilbert Gigliotti, Connecticut Wit

bottom of page