Monthly Archives: June 2010

London Assurance

Another televised production from the National Theatre in London. A very frivolous play, but great fun and well worth watching. Sometimes it is nice to see a set of unfamiliar actors, although several of this cast are quite familiar faces … Continue reading

Posted in Fiona Shaw, National Theatre. Michelle Terry, Simon Russell Beale | 1 Comment

One Touch of Venus

Ultimately a forgettable musical, although the promise of music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Ogden Nash had me hoping for more.the cast was great, the staging was great, but ultimately the whole was not enough. Leaving the theatre, the … Continue reading

Posted in Deborah Hay, Kyle Blair, Neil Barclay, Robin Evan Willis, Shaw 2010 | 2 Comments

The Women

Our first production at the Shaw Festival this year, the Women is a very dated and very unflattering view of women in groups. Gossip and bitchiness are the theme; affairs and divorce the subject. I certainly don’t treat my women … Continue reading

Posted in Shaw 2010 | 1 Comment


A slight play about an incident in which an artwork was destroyed and the artist sued for destruction of his copyright. He won, a judgement I do agree with. The play was about this theme, but also about spending your … Continue reading

Posted in 2b theatre Company, Luminato 2010 | 1 Comment

The Infernal Comedy

Subtitle is confessions of a serial killer. I wanted to kill someone before it was over. We went to see this because it was starring John Malkovich. Unfortunately that was not enough. He spoke with a fake Austrian accent – … Continue reading

Posted in Luminato 2010 | 1 Comment

Tragedies Romaines

On a whim, after reading a rave review, we booked tickets to one of three performances, made a hotel reservation and hopped on the train to Montreal. After all, who would not jump at the chance to see all three … Continue reading

Posted in Ivo Van Hove, Tonelgroep Amsterdam | 1 Comment

Faith Healer

An Irish play with the usual Irish angst. But a formidable cast of three managed to pull it off, keeping us riveted throughout. You could not do this play with any weak cast, but Stuart Hughes, as Frank, Brenda Robbins … Continue reading

Posted in Brenda Robbins, Diego Matamoros, Soulpepper 2010, Stuart Hughes | 1 Comment