13 June 2019

LookUp Theatre’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot

By // Theatre (Toronto)

If you want drunken debauchery, raucous theatrics, or just a good old street fight, Sterling Road isn’t your first destination. That changed this week as Angela’s Murdoch’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot …

23 March 2019

Gandini Juggling’s Sigma

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Crossing and blending the line between dance and circus, Sigma is an absolute joy of a show. Cerebral, enticing, entrancing… this show is everything. The result of an experimentation of …

19 December 2018

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The 7 Fingers have returned once again to Toronto, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Pioneers in the contemporary circus movement, the company now based in Montreal travels the world …

10 November 2018

Circa’s HUMANS

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Australian touring company Circa has graced Toronto’s stage again, and we loved it. Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz’s newest creation, HUMANS, gives everyone a little of what they want. There were …

01 February 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Katelyn McCulloch

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. I always start these interviews with the question “do you remember …

17 November 2017

7 Fingers’ triptyque

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The best word I can think of to describe The 7 Fingers’ new show triptyque is magical. I know, I know, cheesy. But when a show can really make me feel, bring …

14 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XVII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Maddie’s Karaoke Birthday Party (A) This perfectly cast site-specific musical is the best thing composing team Barbara Johnston and …

26 June 2017

Cavalia’s Odysseo

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Cavalia’s performance of Odysseo has returned and hardly needs an introduction. The show teases prospective audience members with the promise of galloping horses, flowing manes, impressive circus feats, and magic. …

28 May 2017

Flip Fabrique’s Catch Me at the Underbelly Festival

By // Theatre (London)

As the festivities on London’s South Bank get under way the big purple tent opens its bovine-adorned folds up to a fitting act of spectacle and astonishment. Catch Me (or …

12 May 2017

Spotlight Australia: The Return by Circa

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The final offering of the Canadian Stage Spotlight Festival: Australia was The Return by Circa, a genre-defying combination of cirque and opera. The stage is shared equally between the circus …

20 April 2017

It’s Not Yet Midnight at the Roundhouse

By // Theatre (London)

There are times when it can be refreshing to step away from the theatrical realm and explore other forms of artistic expression. It’s Not Yet Midnight has no story, little cohesion …

09 March 2017

Cirkopolis: Fanciful Dystopia

By // Theatre (Toronto)

When the curtain rises, the stage is a blur of muted greys, of bland beiges. Bodies trundle to and fro with shuffling urgency to a discordant jumble of notes – …

12 November 2016

7 Fingers: Cuisine & Confessions

By // Theatre (Toronto)

For those in the contemporary circus scene, The 7 Fingers company (or Les 7 Doigts de le Main) hardly needs introduction. This modern Montreal-based company never lets an audience down, …

08 July 2016

Toronto Fringe ’16: Part XXII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Weird: The Witches of Macbeth (A) Absolutely exquisite and mind blowing in its execution, Weird is the story of …

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