Theatre Review – Three Ships Collective & Soup Can Theatre/A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Justin Haigh

Photo by Laura Dittman This stripped down, 85-minute version of Dickens’ beloved Christmas classic is even better the second time round. I mean stripped down in the best possible way, because Justin... 

Theatre Review – Coal Mine Theatre/Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Photo by Dahlia Katz Coal Mine Theatre mounts an international roster of plays, usually from the United States and Britain. As a result, we get to see the best of the best from abroad, and American... 

Music Theatre Review – TO Live/Taj Express written by Toby Gough, music by Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant, directed by Shruti Merchant

As soon as Taj Express was over, I wanted to sit through it all again. That’s how much fun I had at this Bollywood dance and music show direct from India. Who cares if the storyline is thin? The... 

Theatre Review – Tarragon Theatre/Buffoon by Anosh Irani

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann Anand Rajaram gives one of the most remarkable performances of the season in Anosh Irani’s one-man play Buffoon. Vancouver-based Irani is an esteemed novelist-playwright,... 

Theatre Review – Theatre Gargantua/The Wager by Michael Gordon Spence, directed by Jacquie P.A. Thomas

Photo by Michael Cooper I have often felt that Theatre Gargantua is the most under-appreciated company in Toronto. All their multi-disciplinary original plays are based on subjects ripped from today’s... 

Recent Theatre Reviews

Theatre Review – Coal Mine Theatre/Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Esteemed American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis has come up short with a play that doesn’t hang together, and which is not helped by uneven acting. Continue reading

Theatre Review – Tarragon Theatre/Buffoon by Anosh Irani

A remarkable performance by Anand Rajaram and a compelling script by Anoush Irani make for a must see theatrical experience. Continue reading

Theatre Review – Factory Theatre/Trout Stanley by Claudia Dey.

Regarded as a Canadian classic, Claudia Dey’s Trout Stanley is a wild ride into the improbable world of the Duchame sisters. Continue reading

Theatre Review – Soulpepper/Almighty Voice and His Wife by Daniel David Moses

An important Canadian classic that looks at the impact of White colonization from an Indigenous point of view. Both beautiful and satiric at the same time. Continue reading