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 …

14 January 2019

After the Fire, a Fort MacMurray story

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After the Fire, the latest offering from indigenous playwright Matthew MacKenzie, is a powerfully dramatic yet darkly comedic take on the aftermath of Canada’s costliest natural disaster, the wildfires that …

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 …

13 December 2018

Susanna Fournier’s Empire, Part I: The Philosopher’s Wife

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The Philosopher’s Wife, the first part of Paradigm Productions’ epic Empire Trilogy, has a “soft” opening scene in its current staging at the AKI Studio Theatre. Playwright Susanna Fournier introduces …

30 November 2018

Featured Event: Shakespeare-in-Hospitals Homecoming Gala

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Over the last three months, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s ensemble…

26 November 2018

Crow’s Studio: What I Call Her

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What I Call Her is a new play written by Ellie Moon and performed in partnership with Crow’s Theatre. Opening night was a great success, filled with the thrill and …

15 November 2018

Bobby Del Rio’s Power Struggle

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Writer/director Bobby Del Rio’s ambitious attempt to take on the ever-relevant themes of rape and trauma is an admirable undertaking with an uneven execution. Del Rio points out in the …

01 November 2018

Hannah Moscovitch & Maev Beaty’s Secret Life

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Secret Life of a Mother at the Theatre Centre is a stunning exploration of the raw, invisible, and gritty realities of two women’s experiences of parenthood. Created by Hannah Moscovitch, …

23 October 2018

The Wider Earth at The National History Museum

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David Morton’s new play The Wider Earth, staged at the Natural History Museum is a confident and educational new piece of work that quite literally spins you through the great …

16 September 2018

Wasted at Southwark Playhouse

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A bold new rock musical that brings a contemporary feel to the story of the Bronte sisters, this is a fun and smart piece of work that doesn’t shy away …

09 September 2018

High Ridin’ by Em-Lou Productions

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James Hogan’s new play is a touching portrayal of love, struggle and bereavement, but lacks the bite to make the drama gripping, spending too long stomping on well-trodden ground. Centring …

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