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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.

A Week of Fringing

Standing in line, waiting to get in to see the next play, it is a tradition to ask the people near you “Are you having a good fringe? What have you seen? ” And everyone has a recommendation that makes … Continue reading

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The Virgin Trial

Written by Kate Hennig Starring Bahia Watson as Bess, Yanna McIntosh as Eleanor, Nigel Bennet as Ted, Brad Hodder as Thom, Andre Morin as Parry, Laura Condlin as Ashley, Sara Farb as Mary Part Two in a trilogy about the … Continue reading

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Confederation, I and II

Video Cabaret presented these plays at Soulpepper as two sets of two. Confederation I included Confederation and Riel. Confederation II was Scandal and Rebellion. All four ¬†plays concerned the period from 1861 to 1885 and re-introduced us to John A … Continue reading

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Bakkhai

Original play by Euripides. New version by Anne Carson. Directed by Jillian Keiley A stellar cast, a dramatic set, great costumes and a strange plot. Even an updated version cannot get around the plot, where Dionysus comes to earth to … Continue reading

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The Changeling

Written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley Directed by Jackie Maxwell High Speed Havoc is how Jackie Maxwell described her production of The Changeling. And high speed it was! As with the only other Middleton play we have seen (The … Continue reading

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School for Scandal

Director – Antoni Cimolino Starring – Maev Beatty as Lady Sneerwell, Brigit Wilson as Mrs Candour, Joseph Zeigler as Sir Oliver Surface. Geraint Wyn Davies as Sir Peter Teazle, Shannon Taylor as Lady Teazle, Brent Carver as Rowley, Sebastien Helms … Continue reading

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Treasure Island

Director – Mitchell Cushman Starring – Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Jim Hawkins. Randy Hughson as Squire Trelawney, Juan Chioran as Long John Silver, Jamie Mac as Allardyce, Jim Codrington as Captain Smollett and Katelyn ¬†McCulloch as Ben Gunn Fun for … Continue reading

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