Interested in checking out what’s on this week? We’ve rounded up some reviews so you can pick the play that’s right for you. See something you like? Simply visit our Theatre Listings tab in the navigation bar under What’s On or click here for everything you need to know so you don’t miss the show!

ACTUALLY, Obsidian Theatre/Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company

    • Photo by Joanna Akyol.

Toronto Star – Karen Fricker

“Akin conducts this show like a duet, such that beyond being compelled by the material, I was swept along by the performers’ virtuosity.

BETRAYAL, Soulpepper

    • Photo by Dahlia Katz.

NOW Magazine – Debbie Fein-Goldbach

Betrayal can be performed with or without an intermission and Donaldson wisely chooses the latter. Those famous Pinter pauses could be more thoroughly explored and exploited, but this onstage peek into relationships and infidelity remains timelessly compelling.

Toronto Star – Carly Maga

“In Donaldson’s production, not only is knowledge power; vulnerability is a weakness, which is in line with Pinter’s obsession with subtext but also keeps an audience at arm’s length from this multi-layered love story.

Stage Door Christopher Hoile

“The finest performance comes from Griffith. She retains a natural but enigmatic poise from beginning to end and speaks every line as if she were playing a game.”

Globe and Mail – Martin Morrow

“It’s a play in which a few recurring images – a child tossed in the air at a party, a solitary trip to the island of Torcello – gain meaning with each repetition. And then there’s his artful exploration of the play’s eponymous theme.”

The Slotkin Letter – Lynn

Betrayal seems deceptively simple perhaps because Pinter’s dialogue is so spare. But it’s what is not being said, the subtle looks in reaction that are beautifully realized in the acting and Andrea Donaldson’s careful direction that illuminate this dandy play.”

THE BOOK OF LIFE, Canadian Stage

    • Photo by Dahlia Katz.

The Slotkin Letter – Lynn

“Everything we will learn during this production suggests that Katese is fastidious in her care of what she does.”

COME FROM AWAY, Mirvish

    • Photo by Matthew Murphy

Globe and Mail – J. Kelly Nestruck

“And the new Toronto cast provides a chance for some Canadian performers you may know from ‘supporting’ or ‘featured’ roles to take the lead in this kinetic ensemble production directed by Christopher Ashley.”

Toronto Star – Carly Maga

“This new cast reveals humour as one of the driving forces behind the musical’s identity and message — it builds bonds, it invites, and it makes unimaginable circumstances bearable to start, and eventually joyous.

NOW Magazine – Susan G. Cole

“Christopher Ashley, who won a Tony award for direction, keeps everyone moving non-stop, ingeniously recreating the vibe on a plane, on a careening bus or in a packed bar. If anything, it all moves at almost too much of a breakneck speed.

The Slotkin Letter – Lynn

“It’s a wonderful story told in this glorious musical and yes, in these troubled times, this show is needed. See it and take Kleenex.”

Stage Door Christopher Hoile

“The result is a musical where the acting and singing of the cast and the folk music–inspired playing of the nine onstage musicians combine in the united goal of telling a story in the most effective way possible.”