Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Arsonists

An eight actor absurdist German play from the fifties is how Morris Panych described it. He added music, I assume just to up the absurdist nature. Unfortunately, where we were sitting, at the side in row E, the music did … Continue reading

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Miss Caledonia

Melody A. Johnson wrote and performed this charming show about a girl who decides that the way out of her small town is to win a beauty pageant. She sets out to do just that, on the way introducing us … Continue reading

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Speaking in Tongues

We loved Andrew Bovell’s play “When the Rain Stops Falling” at Shaw a year ago. This one is almost as good. Jonathan Goad and Yanna McIntosh, two of our Stratford favourites, were joined by Helene Joy and Richard Clarkin in … Continue reading

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The Normal Heart

Very powerful play, with a great cast. It is heard to believe that the reality portrayed in this play occurred not so long ago and not far away, but in the US and Canada. The play is heartbreaking and funny … Continue reading

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Timon of Athens

Simon Russell Beale dominated this NTL production of one of Shakespeare’s lesser know plays. Even the director describes it as uneven and a bit of a mess, with all the action in the first half. But this modern dress production … Continue reading

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