King Lear
Play Review

King Lear

It’s questionable if you will ever trust another theatre company with King Lear after you see what director Antoni Cimolino does to the story in…

12 Angry Men
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12 Angry Men

Characters don’t come more boldly inspirational than Juror 8 played by the perpetually clever Stuart Hughes. It’s the kind of figure we all dream of…

Crazy For You
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Crazy For You

Spoiler Alert: Crazy for You, now being given a mega glamourous staging at the Stratford Festival, is basically a fix-up of “Girl Crazy” (the 1930…

Man of La Mancha
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Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha tells the story of playwright/poet/tax collector Miguel de Cervantes and his faithful attendant Sancho, who get thrown into a dungeon by…

Mother Courage And Her Children
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Mother Courage And Her Children

You gotta love a character who can stand the test of time. Seana McKenna’s Mother Courage is an unforgettable figure, like so many women of…

Hay Fever
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Hay Fever

Fifty years ago, would anyone have predicted that the plays of Noël Coward would still be performed in 2014? He was at that time at…

Dead Metaphor
April 2014

Dead Metaphor

Is there anything worse than an anxiety infused job interview? Not only does a person need to be crystal clear about their long term objectives…

Arms and The Man
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Arms and The Man

When you dwell upon the infinite wisdom that drives the George Bernard Shaw playwrighting legacy, it’s hard to believe that the ultra-clever Irish socialist would…

Cabaret
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Cabaret

The Shaw Festival’s presentation of Cabaret embodies the excesses and illusions of a group of pre-World War II Berliners. Despite Nazism on the horizon, the…

Flashdance – The Musical
April 2014

Flashdance – The Musical

The 80s were a disposable cultural era for many. Other’s hold on to it as if it should be the most cherished decade of modern…

The Road to Mecca
April 2014

The Road to Mecca

‘What if I have come to the end?’ asks an uncertain Helen half way through the play. It’s a critical question that must be answered…

Bingo!
April 2014

Bingo!

The best thing about Daniel MacIvor’s latest offering is that you don’t have to be an 80s child to enjoy what every generation is drawn…

The Last Confession
April 2014

The Last Confession

You don’t have to be religious to know how cathartic an act of confession can be. Not only does a humble admission of error suppress…

A God in Need of Help
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A God in Need of Help

The halo effect that Richard Rose has garnered over the years should come as no surprise to Toronto’s live performance nation. If, however, there are…

Of Human Bondage
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Of Human Bondage

One might think that if a play starts off with a stripped down stage environment and a hanging skeleton, chances are the presentation is on…

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