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27 June 2016

At the Shaw: Alice in Wonderland

By // Theatre

It’s tempting to criticize Peter Hinton’s new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland for its emptiness. There is no real story, no great moral, no particular meaning, not even a coherent …

08 March 2016

Frigid Festival 2016: Part III

By // Theatre (New York)

This is part three of our continuing coverage of the New York Frigid Festival in the Lower East Side. Lil Women: A Rap Musical When you think of Little Women, …

06 March 2016

Pride & Prejudice… & Zombies

By // Cinema

If you want a Pride and Prejudice that is faithful to the original book, watch the 1995 BBC version. If you want a sweeping romantic version, the 2005 film is …

29 January 2016

The Picture of Dorian Gray at Trafalgar Studios

By // Theatre (London)

Oscar Wilde’s beloved novel has been adapted into a play and is currently showing at Trafalgar Studios; it is not an event to be missed for all the Wilde enthusiasts …

19 January 2016

The Blue Orange Theatre’s Jekyll and Hyde

By // Theatre (London)

Everyone knows the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: the nice doctor turns into an evil and violent man after medical experiments go terribly wrong. The classic story has …

28 October 2015

Frankenstein is a-LIVE

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Frankenstein Live opened last weekend at the Walmer Centre Theatre in the Annex. The script was written by Warren MacDonald, and is a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. There …

20 March 2015

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Joshua Browne (II)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. This is the last Dark Matter interview, we promise (including director Alec …

19 March 2015

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Gregory Prest (III)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Both prolific and consistent, there’s a reason why Soulpepper Resident Artist Gregory …

03 March 2015

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Mikaela Dyke

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Once again, Dark Matter. We loved Circlesnake’s funny, weird, devastating parable so …

27 November 2014

On Stage in TO: The Not-So-Great

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Warning: Extreme negativity ahead. Why don’t you read Rachael’s piece about all the Friends Thanksgiving episodes instead? Tapestry Briefs: Booster Shots (Tapestry) Conceptually, this evening of short opera scenes tied together …

22 November 2014

Girl Power Keeps Alice From Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

By // Theatre (Boston)

I’m always curious when people choose to adapt a work from another source. I wonder what they’ll choose to highlight from the original work, or what theme they’ll decide to …

04 November 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley, Part II

By // TV

While Part I of Death Comes to Pemberley was a suspenseful thriller that had characters who were not necessarily defined, Sunday’s finale had the opposite problem. It delved into many …

29 October 2014

Adaptation Alert: Death Comes to Pemberley

By // TV

Taking the beloved character of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice a few years after the events of the novel and thrusting them in the middle of a scandal, this mini-series adaptation of …

24 June 2014

Pilot Watch: The Musketeers

By // TV

The BBC has a long history of its ‘family drama’ series. These series are shows that are meant to entertain the entire family. Doctor Who is the most famous and …

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