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!

BESBOUSS: AUTOPSY OF A REVOLT, Pleiades Theatre/ Crow’s Theatre

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

NOW Magazine – José Teodoro

“By presenting its protagonist’s position so vividly, Besbouss heightens our understanding of how the corrupt maintain power – and how that power might be dismantled.”

Toronto Star – Carly Maga

“If anything, Besbouss: Autopsy of a Revolt is a reminder of that tumultuous period of political history and reckon with how to adopt elements of this passionate resistance, while appreciating the sacrifices happening around the world to attain what many Canadians already have.”


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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 Slotkin

“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.”

LET’S RUN AWAY, Canadian Stage

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NOW Magazine – José Teodoro

“One of the finest works in playwright/performer Daniel MacIvor and dramaturg/director Daniel Brooks’s 30 years of rigorous collaboration, Let’s Run Away makes for a profoundly unnerving, intriguing and affecting 80 minutes of theatre.”

Toronto Star – Carly Maga

“But Peter, in the hands of an icon of Canadian theatre, like MacIvor, is a compelling figure on his own.

The Slotkin Letter – Lynn Slotkin

“Daniel MacIvor is a masterful storyteller.”