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iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz

REVIEW: Dion: A Rock Opera is a cask of theatrical ecstasy in need of further fermentation

Coal Mine Theatre’s first-ever world premiere generates an otherworldly atmosphere and luxuriates in the Dionysian with glorious style.

By Liam Donovan / Feb 10, 2024
iPhoto caption: From top left: The Seagull (Soulpepper), Hypothetical Baby (The Howland Company), As You Like It, a radical retelling (Crow's/Mirvish), Letters from Max (Necessary Angel), Maanomaa, My Brother (Canadian Stage/Blue Bird), Monster (Factory), Maggie (Theatre Aquarius), Casey and Diana (Stratford Festival), The Master Plan (Crow's). All photos except Casey and Diana by Dahlia Katz; Casey and Diana photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Our favourite theatre productions of 2023, in Toronto and beyond

These shows have stood the test of at least a few weeks, if not several months. Their pleasures are not transitory, but mature and long-lasting. We think of them often.

By Aisling Murphy, , Liam Donovan / Dec 22, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: In Prophecy Fog, Jani Lauzon ceremonially reclaims the Giant Rock

We are as significant as a star and a stone. A star and a stone are as significant as us. With this logic, Lauzon breathes life into the Giant Rock and reclaims its existence and sacredness. 

By Eleanor Yuneun Park / Nov 18, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: Appropriate is a masterclass in controlled chaos at Coal Mine Theatre

Coal Mine has reclaimed its spot as one of the punchiest, most daring theatre companies in Toronto.

By Aisling Murphy / Oct 1, 2023