Monthly Archives: September 2017

1837: The Farmers’ Revolt

Written by Rick Salutin in 1973-74 with Theatre Passe Muraille, this production directed by Philip Akin is perhaps even more relevant now than it was then. The cast of eight played so many parts that the individual credits are not … Continue reading

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Wilde Tales

Described as stories for young and old by Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Kate Hennig, this one hour event is hard to describe. Silly, amusing, stupid, dark, pompous and preachy all come to mind. Overall, it seemed like … Continue reading

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Me and My Girl

This musical got great reviews, had a great cast and the audience were having a great time. I fell asleep in the first act and went home at the intermission so I could rest in comfort.

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Androcles and the Lion

Theatre always requires the willing suspension of disbelief. ¬†This production of Shaw’s diatribe on religion also requires a willing suspension of stuffy inhibitions. If you are not ready to laugh at over the top tom foolery, this is not the … Continue reading

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Saint Joan

We started the evening wondering if this production could equal the one we saw on NTL in The spring. We left the theatre agreeing that it was even better. The whole thing was like a perfect gem. The stage design … Continue reading

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The Madness of King George

Tom McCamus gives a wonderful performance as the mad king, inspiring laughs and pity from beginning to end. You feel sorry for him as he is dressed in the many layers of ceremonial clothing, literally taking on the burden of … Continue reading

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Dracula

Fantastic staging, with beautiful sets, great use of visual projections and a solid cast could not quite overcome the fact that the play is too long. ¬†Either it needs editing, or the director needs to speed it up. I actually … Continue reading

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