Monthly Archives: August 2015

Love’s Labours Lost

Berowne is the Shakespearean part that Mike Shara was born to play. It is a perfect mix for his ability to connect with the audience with a wink or a raised eyebrow, his physical comedy talents and his charm. He … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

This is a very funny production of a funny play, but one that demonstrates quite clearly why Shakespeare was a writer for all time and Ben Jonson was a writer for his own time. (Ok I admit we are still … Continue reading

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The Last Wife

If this not a historical rendition of the relationship between henry VIII and his last wife, it is history as we would have liked it to be. The play is beautifully constructed and grips your attention from the first word … Continue reading

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Kinky Boots

A musical based on the movie of the same name, with a score by Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Feinstein as the librettist and Jerry Mitchell as the choreographer. It was a totally enjoyable evening at the theatre. Music, dancing, colourful costumes … Continue reading

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You Never Can Tell

This is one of Shaw’s funniest plays and one that is least dated in content. Jim Mezon directed a solid cast, with Gray Powell as Valentine, Peter Millard as William, Jennifer Dzialoszynski as Dolly Clandon, Stephen Jackman Torkoff as Philip … Continue reading

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The Lady from the Sea

There is something about an Ibsen play that makes it interesting to watch, even though the characters all seem so desperately unhappy. They have inner lives that torment them and cause pain to the ones they love. But somehow Ibsen … Continue reading

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The Twelve Pound Look

J M Barrie wrote this short play about the roles of men and women in marriage. It reminds me of The Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths that will be playing in Toronto this winter, but shorter and more concentrated … Continue reading

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