Another episode in the History of the Village of the Small Huts, performed by Video Cabaret at Soulpepper.
We loved the first one we saw – The War of 1812 and enjoyed this one almost as much. But only almost. This play seemed to drag a bit. I wondered if it was because the subject matter was much more familiar to us, having lived through it all. So the element of surprise that as a constant in the War of 1812 was less present.
Having said that, I think this is a brilliant series and one that should be seen by as many Canadians as possible. The actors were all superb in all of their roles. Special mention must be made of Aurora Brown’s Margaret Trudeau, Michaela Washburn’s Keith Richards and Craig Lauzon’s Mick Jagger, Richard Allan Campbell’s Levesque, Cyrus Faird’s Parizeau, Linda Prystawska’s Poupette and Bourassa and of course, Mac Fyfe’s Pierre Trudeau!