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18 February 2019

Othello Bash’d

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Many Shakespeare plays present an imposing barrier to entry even for educated audiences. Directors devise increasingly inventive ways to make them accessible or relevant – or at least to have …

23 January 2019

Leroy St’s Gruesome Playground Injuries

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Gruesome Playground Injuries is all about variations on themes. Director Chris Bretecher writes that, in following the characters through their unlikely and unlucky journey, “we acknowledge topics of mental health, …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019: Part III

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Be sure to check out our full list of Next Stage reviews. A Bear Awake in Winter Bullying as a topic in theatre, especially for young people, has been ascendent …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019: Part II

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Be sure to check out our full list of Next Stage reviews. Dinner with The Duchess Meet Margaret (Allegra Fulton), a celebrated female violinist, who is retiring after decades of …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019: Part I

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Be sure to check out our full list of Next Stage reviews. Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia is a multidisciplinary success of a show that brings together …

21 December 2018

A Christmas Carol at Campbell House

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Christmas cheer is descending on the city, and nowhere more than at Campbell House. The historic museum is the perfect venue for The Three Ships Collective’s adaptation of A Christmas …

19 December 2018

Blood Pact’s No Clowns Allowed at The Assembly

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Tucked away in a tiny theatre in Parkdale, No Clowns Allowed is a success. Lighthearted in a macabre way (it definitely worked!), the show has moments of tenderness and seriousness …

15 December 2018

Seven Siblings’ From the Water

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One of the strengths of science fiction is the power it has to tackle ideas and discussions that might otherwise feel too distant for an audience, and make them feel …

22 November 2018

Hamlet(s) ‘must not unwatch’d go’

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With a stellar, impassioned cast, Hamlet(s) should not be missed. Only playing until Nov 24th…

02 October 2018

Unit 102 presents Isaac’s Eye

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It’s said that Sir Isaac Newton believed in a mysterious substance called ‘ether’ which surrounded everyone – a belief which helped him on the road to many discoveries. The thing …

30 August 2018

Echo’s Echo (& Narcissus)

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Echo Productions has uncanny timing. Their show Charlie: Son of Man, a narrative about Charlie Manson, debuted weeks after Charlie Manson’s death. And now Echo & Narcissus, a retelling of …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part VI

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Café Sarajevo episode 1 (A+) A surprising diversion from the usual SummerWorks lineup, Café Sarajevo is a live SummerWorks …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part V

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews Third World (B+) & ZAYO (A) Movement and stories of obstacles overcome merge in these two fascinating, viscerally performed …

17 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part IV

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Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews … And You’ll Never Believe What Happens Next (A) The sneaky dissonance of this latest storytelling show from Pressgang …

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