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 this drama about love and betrayal, truth and unspoken lies, and strange coincidences.
At the end of first act, you are left wondering where else is there to go, but don’t even think of skipping the second act, because it all comes together again.

Canstage joined with the Company theatre to present this play. (Co artistic directors are Philip Riccio and Allan Hawco, everyone’s favourite Newfoundlander!)


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Speaking in Tongues

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Bovell’s writing is somewhere between poetry and music, with characters sometimes throwing the theme from one to another, sometimes speaking at the same time as a chorus or in contrast.
    It is very powerful, but needs a really strong cast.
    Fortunately, here, as for “When the Rain Stops Falling” at Shaw, the cast is definitely up to the challenge. Speaking of which, Yanna McIntosh should stay away from Stratford. Despite her performance in Elektra, she never seems as comfortable and dissolved into the character at Stratford as she is here, and was in “Ruined”, for example.
    The play seemed a little less developed than “When the Rain Stops Falling”, but it was still great.

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