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16 September 2018

Wasted at Southwark Playhouse

By // Theatre (London)

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

By // Theatre (London)

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 …

08 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Festival

By // Theatre

The Music Man The best production at the Stratford Festival this year is an incredibly dated musical with a couple good (not great) songs and a story made of truly …

07 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Avon

By // Theatre

Coriolanus The Avon Theatre is lucky to have this big splashy Robert Lepage hit because it’s the only particularly good thing in the space this year. And even then, it …

04 September 2018

The Good Bad Movies of Summer 2018

By // Cinema

There were some pretty ‘bad’ movies released this summer. There were not, at least that I saw, as many actually bad ones as we usually get. I saw a lot …

04 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Studio

By // Theatre

Paradise Lost Lucy Peacock is a fabulous spotlight-stealing supernova as Satan in this excellent new adaptation by Erin Shields. She wears fabulous clothes, says fabulous lines, directly addresses the audience, …

04 September 2018

Soulpepper’s Summer 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Bed & Breakfast This delightful play from Mark Crawford and the production directed by Ann-Marie Kerr currently playing at Soulpepper is wonderful for a ton of different reasons. Firstly, it’s …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: War

By // Theatre

Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: Peace

By // Theatre

Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

30 August 2018

Echo’s Echo (& Narcissus)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

26 August 2018

Red Emma and the Mad Monk

By // Theatre (New York)

Despite growing connectivity and the ever-expanding access to information, activism has arguably become a largely symbolic, lazy activity devoid of lasting impact. Occupy Wall Street caused a ruckus for a …

18 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part VI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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

Can’t-Miss Comedy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

There’s some pretty stellar comedy to be found in Toronto this summer and it’d be a shame to let it go undiscussed in the craziness of festival season. So, while …

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