Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all of our coverage from Toronto Comicon 2022.    Check out the video below where BB-8 puppeteer Brian Herring shares the secrets of bringing The Force Awakens‘ iconic droid to life.  

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all of our coverage from Toronto Comicon 2022.    The puppeteer behind Star Wars‘ Admiral Ackbar recounts behind the scenes stories for fans at Toronto Comicon.  

From December 26-29, Puppetmongers Theatre are celebrating the 30th Anniversary…

  Chris Behmke

Randy Writes A Novel, currently playing at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, is not what one would conventionally call “theatre,” per se. The show is set in a theatre, but it is really a semi-scripted stand-up comedy act built around personal storytelling, riffing on societal commentary, and interspersed with existential philosophy and reflection. And […]

  Duncan Derry

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Multiple Organism (A-) Puppetry, shadow-play, nudity, digital cameras, tooth brushes and breast-filled vistas all combine to make the most surprising and playful show I’ve seen at Fringe so far. Imagine if South Park were less about libertarian politics and more about the sexual adventures […]

  Kelly Bedard

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Bendy Sign Tavern (A-) This site-specific puppet rom-com from Fringe favourites Sex T-Rex is a lovely departure from their usual action/adventure fare and a great showcase for their MVP Kaitlin Morrow whose puppetry skills won her our Honorary MyTheatre Award for 2016. The company […]

  Oliver Simmonds

There is nothing like the Iris Theatre’s outdoor season in London. It is usually the summer, you have been working all day and you venture to Covent Garden; no, not to see the buskers, although there is some similarity to the Iris and what goes on only metres away. You gather around the performers, starting […]

  Lorenzo Pagnotta

Click Here for the Full List of our 2015 Toronto Fringe Reviews The Doctor Will See You Know (A) This piece is a masterclass on site-specific theatre. Directed by Michael Musi, the space was not transformed in order to make way for theatre, but rather dramatic characters and wacky scenarios inhabit the space. Audience members […]

  Kymberley Feltham

Written by Jane Taylor, directed by William Kentridge, and produced by the Handspring Puppet Theatre (War Horse), Ubu and the Truth Commission is a large scale production created by some of South Africa’s biggest names. Revived for the 2014 Grahamstown National Arts Festival in celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of democracy, Ubu and the […]

A Side of Dreams is a beautiful view into Metis cultural traditions of generational and ancestral healing. The evening begins with a wondrous and effective projection of a spider beginning to spin a web, through a suspended aerial hoop. The initial image and soundscape prepare the audience for the intimate and thoughtful performance to come. […]

  Kelly Bedard

Read Thea’s Reviews and Lorenzo’s Reviews of the NSTF. Graham Clark Reads the Phonebook I loved comedian Graham Clark’s solo show at last summer’s Fringe Festival. So did everyone else, including Fringe head honcho Lucy Eveleigh. So Lucy invited him back for the Next Stage Festival. This, in theory, makes sense (especially considering they have […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the TV on DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount (not technically limited to TV): Hercules Because the world Definitely needed a version of Hercules starring the Rock and directed by Brett Ratner, of all people. If it were up to me, we would have stopped adapting this myth when Disney […]

  Thea Fitz-James

Artichoke Hearts’ We Walk Among You, the puppet show at the tarragon extraspace, is one of the most emotive, and beautifully executed theatre pieces I’ve ever seen.  From the world they create, the creatures they bring to live, and the complex story they tell,We Walk Among You is a beautiful, funny and sad story not to […]

  Kelly Bedard

Be sure to check out Part 1, Part 3 and our Full Listing of SummerWorks 2014 reviews. New This Year: The My Theatre Favourite Discount If your Fringe or SummerWorks show scores an A+ or A, you can cash in on that goodwill with a 50% discount on advertising your next show on My Entertainment World. If you […]

  Thea Fitz-James

Amusement (B+) How cute are Johnnie Walker and Morgan Norwich. And what an enjoyable performance they’ve put together to celebrate Nobody’s Business Theatre’s 10th (along with Redheaded Stepchild, review forthcoming). Amusement is funny, brilliantly written and wonderfully executed. This comedy, and sometimes musical, is the perfect fix for any 28, going on 19-year-old out there. […]

  Marty Chodorek

When All Is Said & Get Served (A) A highly contrasting pair of pieces choreographed by Winnipeg’s Alexandra Elliott, When All Is Said and Get Served share an hour on the stage of The Al Green Theatre and should complement the average Fringe-goer’s verbally abundant festival experience with some virtuosic physical performance. When All Is Said […]

  Theresa Perkins

If there is something both inherently funny and inherently creepy about puppets, then Tyrone McHansley is the god of all puppets. Or is he the devil? One thing is certain, he is special and so is the play that he is appearing in at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Robert Askins’ Hand to God is an […]

  Theresa Perkins

I am a Manhattanite. If I make it north of 14th Street, I am probably on my way to see a show or am playing tour guide to visiting friends. God forbid I have to cross water to get somewhere. However, last Saturday night, I headed to Bushwick in Brooklyn for the first time, which […]