PICTURE THIS
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PICTURE THIS

Season openers are undoubtedly a nailbiting event for theatre producers. It’s all about living up to marketing hype and setting expectations as to what will…

VOLTA
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VOLTA

Torontonians always seem to demand something different on the entertainment circuit. Cirque du Soleil’s new offering, Volta, meets all expectations and more right up until…

WAITING FOR GODOT
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WAITING FOR GODOT

Long before a 90s TV show called Seinfeld came along to celebrate a ‘show about nothing’, Samuel Beckett was far ahead of storytelling curve with…

NORTH BY NORTHWEST
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NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest is one of the most iconic of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. In some ways the 1959 comedy thriller prefigures James Bond, with its…

DRACULA
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DRACULA

It’s ponderous to think if Bram Stoker ever suspected his 1897 gothic horror novel would go on to inspire a sub-genre a century less than…

AN OCTOROON
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AN OCTOROON

Whether it’s bigotry, violence, racial profiling, or a reasonable facsimile, the issues never seem to change when you’re African American. The story of a proud…

BAKKHAI
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BAKKHAI

With ideas of balance and doubles combined with gritty immediacy, you have to love playwright Anne Carson’s new version of Bakkhai being given an alluring…

Sex T-Rex, Martin Dockery & SaMel Tanz Announced for 2018 Next Stage Festival

The Next Stage Theatre Festival returns in January 2018 with a lineup of ten companies showcasing a cross-section of exciting indie performance community. With many…

HEADLINE: THERE’S NO COVER TO BLOW IN TARRAGON THEATRE’S SEASON OPENER    

Rebecca Northan is up to her old tricks on Bridgman Avenue once again after her international hit, Blind Date, closed the 2016/17 season with a…

MIDDLETOWN
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MIDDLETOWN

There’s nothing like the arena sculpted setting of the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre to share an intimate mediation on facets of existence. In Middletown, an…

PARTY TODAY, PANIC TOMORROW
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PARTY TODAY, PANIC TOMORROW

With high water levels making Toronto feel a bit like Venice in recent months and the official countdown underway bringing an end to the dog…

VIMY
April 2014

VIMY

Debate it until the cows come home but each and every one of us is on a mission to achieve something.  Alone as we may…

ANDROCLES AND THE LION 
April 2014

ANDROCLES AND THE LION 

Some say director Tim Caroll must have fallen down a staircase and suffered a nasty bump on the head for some of the experimental decisions…

DANCING AT LUGHNASA
April 2014

DANCING AT LUGHNASA

“In that memory, atmosphere is more real than incident and everything is simultaneously actual and illusory,” asserts a changed Michael. These words perfectly summarise the…

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
April 2014

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

  There has always seemed to be two kinds of music makers in our midst. The first hungers for the front & centre spotlight to…

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