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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

As You Like It

So one can have too much of a good thing. Jessica Ruono’s breezy, funny, disquieting, seventy-five-minute production is no quaintly abridged Lamb Ta...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Hag

Baba Yaga is a character drawn from mostly Eastern Slavic folk tradition – a woman with a rapacious appetite for human beings, especially children; ...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Ghosts

I have no idea why I have never before seen Ghosts; I’ve seen at least one production of most of Ibsen’s other plays. Coming to this tragedy for ...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Crime and Punishment

Three theatres from Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh have co-produced one of Dostoyevsky’s greatest works, Crime & Punishment, the story of a po...
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3.0★ ★ ★

The Fu Manchu Complex

Five East Asian actors “whiting up” to play posh, dago-hating Brits – it could be a biting, thought-provoking satire on racial stereotypes. The ...
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4.5★ ★ ★ ★

Hamlet de Los Andes

The adaptation of Hamlet by Teatro de Los Andes is sublime, visually arresting and poignant. At one hour and twenty minutes it is a fleeting, yet very...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

La Bohème

As opera season opens at the Canadian Opera Company, and faithful Torontonians flock by the dozens to the opening night of La Bohème, my eye is caugh...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

There is something irresistible about the title of this play – it embodies the core of the Berthold Brecht’s anti-Nazi views and his perception of...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus, one of the world’s most popular comic operetta’s, gets a wonderful revisionist make over under the direction of Christopher Alden ...