Trudeau and Levesque

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!


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 Trudeau and Levesque

  1. keithhpotter says:

    I agree; it felt slower. Possibly because they were covering political activity in some detail, rather than an overview of historical events over a more extended period in The War of 1812.
    Anyway, still good; the series would be a great way to learn Canadian history!

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