Month: July 2017

Review: Shakespeare in High Park Thrills with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT

Some shows are born great, some shows achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. Presented by Canadian Stage, Shakespeare’s KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT are in the hands of a phenomenal group of artists – who thrust greatness on them six nights a week. KING LEAR, directed by Alistair Newton, explores the court

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Review: Design Steals the Show in Soulpepper’s VIMY

“I’ve heard the lighting is amazing,” a woman whispered to me before the show. Clearly designers Astrid Janson and André du Toit are doing something right – Soulpepper’s VIMY is a visual feast. Written by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, VIMY explores the trials and tribulations of four soldiers recovering in a field hospital during the First

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Review: Masterful Storytelling in Soulpepper’s BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR

The memory of a fascinating Canadian war hero brought to life by a fascinating Canadian actor. BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR is in fine form in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s 2017 revival. Aligning with the 150th Birthday of our nation – the musical, created and performed by John MacLachlan Gray and Eric Peterson, is an incredible story

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