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…

Dead Metaphor
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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…

The Road to Mecca
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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!
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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…

Soliciting Temptation
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Soliciting Temptation

It’s strange how a knock on a hotel room door can change everything you thought you knew about the world. Whether the person on the…

The Gigli Concert
April 2014

The Gigli Concert

Need convincing that Soulpepper Theatre Company has an affinity for presenting the impossible? Look no further than The Gigli Concert as irrefutable proof. What appears…

Trudeau and the FLQ
April 2014

Trudeau and the FLQ

When you’re a theatre maker that’s been around forever and a day, chances are you’ve mastered the art of synthesized storytelling. With Trudeau and the…

Beatrice and Virgil
April 2014

Beatrice and Virgil

If it’s true that every writer has one great story in them, it remains to be seen if Yann Martel can ever out do his…

Arrabal
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Arrabal

Toronto is renowned for a myriad of events but world premieres are indisputably our city’s golden achievement. And if a show wants to tease us…

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