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24 April 2018

Angels in America Back on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

Transferring after an exceptionally well-received run at the National Theatre in London, Tony Kushner’s epic drama exploring the intersection of AIDS, politics, religion, faith and social commentary in New York …

22 April 2018

On Stage in Toronto: Surefire

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre can be a gamble so sometimes it’s nice to see something you’re relatively sure about going in. On stage now in Toronto there are three such shows- one a …

15 April 2018

Secret Life of Humans at the New Diorama Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Inspired by the work of Yuval Harari – ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind’ (2011) – this highly engaging piece captures your imagination from the get go. The book itself …

15 April 2018

Coconut by The Thelmas and Ovalhouse

By // Theatre (London)

Coconut, a new dark comedy playing at the Ovalhouse, is a witty and moving portrayal of life in contemporary Britain for a British Muslim woman. Based on the real experiences …

15 April 2018

Love and Information at Canadian Stage

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information, which premiered with Canadian Stage on Thursday, April 12th, is a fascination meditation on Love, Information, and the many places these two concepts meet. Under the direction …

14 April 2018

BBC Radio 2’s Evening with Jason Robert Brown

By // Theatre (London)

Jason Robert Brown is a name that is maybe unfamiliar to the casual theatregoer, but you wouldn’t think that was the case sat in the packed London Palladium for his …

08 April 2018

Howland Plays Punk Rock

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The smaller space at the Crow’s Nest Theatre is a great venue for The Howland Company’s production of Punk Rock, a show that inspires both admiration on a production level …

08 April 2018

On Stage in TO: Pain, thematically speaking

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Thom Pain (based on nothing) (Theatre By Committee)…

07 April 2018

EPIC4AUTISM: Songs from the Spectrum

By // Theatre (New York)

We live in a time of burgeoning awareness of the importance of diversity in our cultural storytelling. Productions like Hamilton, movies like Black Panther, and Oscar speeches championing ‘inclusion riders’ all …

05 April 2018

Finding Wolastoq Voice

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Last Thursday I had the privilege of attending Finding Wolastoq Voice, a collaboration between playwright and composer Natalie Sappier -Samaqani Cocahq of Tobique First Nation and dancer/choreographer Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/British). …

05 April 2018

On Stage in TO: Song&Dance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Overcoat: a musical tailoring (Canadian Stage with Tapestry Opera & Vancouver Opera) This new opera is a strong achievement for Tapestry- a smallish contemporary opera company that suffers for …

01 April 2018

Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

How far will you go to be famous? This is the key theme that is explored in Ruthless!, a musical that does not hold back in poking fun of the …

31 March 2018

Bloom at Buddies

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Set in a dystopic future post-war landscape and based on T. S. Eliot’s Wasteland, Bloom is a story of an old war veteran, Gerontion (Peter Farbridge), a young boy who …

30 March 2018

No, Really, Let It Go: Frozen on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

I realize that The Lion King musical is a terribly high creative bar to reach twice, but Disney fails again and again to reinterpret its cartoon source material into worthwhile theatrical productions. …

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