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13 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Henry VIII & Mother’s Daughter

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Shakespeare earned the right to phone it in. It was clear that even his less daring and promising works would be feted beyond their merits – anything bearing his name …

12 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Private Lives

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If reality TV taught us anything, it’s that there’s little easier to lampoon than the lives of the rich and famous; long before and through the television age, Noel Coward …

06 September 2019

Stratford, 19: The Musicals

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I remain firm in my assertion that Canada’s major artistic directors need to hire musical theatre consultants to help them pick what to produce because their knowledge base and taste …

04 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: Drama

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Drama is where the Stratford Festival tends to swing for the fences, doubling down on heavy hitting actors playing incredible tragedy on big stages through brutal runtimes. A sampling of …

31 August 2019

Stratford, ’19: The Front Page

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Michael Healey’s new adaptation of the much-adapted 1928 Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur newspaper farce starts with boredom. It starts with a bunch of sloppy newsmen and a single newly …

13 July 2019

Stratford, 2019: Merry Wives

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The Merry Wives of Windsor is an obtrusively fat play in many senses. With about 472 disparate characters and plot threads, it’s in desperate need of trimming. It also packs …

24 January 2019

On Stage in TO: New & Notable

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Every season there are a few shows that diligent theatre-goers know not to miss. They come in various forms- remounts of proven hits, highly anticipated new works, sometimes a rarely …

08 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Festival

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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

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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

Stratford, 2018: The Studio

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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, …

08 April 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Michael Spencer-Davis

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual…

01 April 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Tom Rooney

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. I would not get a lot of pushback if I were …

27 March 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Mercedes Morris

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. OMG, have you guys met Mercedes Morris?! You should say hi …

12 February 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Olivia Croft

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. There’s a magic to indie theatre that the big houses just …

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