mirvish productions


THEATRE – NOW PLAYING (five start rating system) Canadian Stage. London Road (4 ½ stars). Run don’t walk to see one of the most unusual shows in town that is soon to close. The serial killer of five prostitutes in Ipswich, England, had a flat on London Road. Verbatim playwright Alecky Blythe interviewed residents of the […]

Dance Review – Mirvish Productions/Heartbeat of Home

What a difference 20 years makes. Heartbeat of Home, the new show from the team that brought you Riverdance two decades ago is an immensely enjoyable, professional-looking, polished dance show where everything hangs together as smooth as silk. The music score is sensational and the band it hot. It certainly deserves a long shelf life. […]

Theatre Review – The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish)

The new Andrew Lloyd Webber production of the much beloved film The Wizard of Oz is, in a word, pleasant. The staging and décor stay pretty much to the original movie, and maybe that’s the problem. I remember a Wizard production of many years ago that played at the Elgin, which was really imaginative. For […]

Theatre Review – Mirvish Productions/Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles

Be prepared. This show is loud, but then it is about rock ‘n’ roll. Backbeat: The Birth of the Beatles is the 2010 stage adaptation of a 1994 movie that details the legendary group’s early years between 1960 and 1963. Iain Softley, one of the movie’s writers, has penned the book of the musical with […]