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company of fools iPhoto caption: Photo by JVL Photography.

REVIEW: An unabashedly feminist Macbeth hits all the right notes in Ottawa

Kate Smith's pointed interpretation of the classic tragedy is a definite highlight and forecasts riveting things sure to be in store for Fools’ future programming.

By Eve Beauchamp / Jul 12, 2024
Production shots of the Stratford Festival shows reviewed below: Hedda Gabler, Twelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet. iPhoto caption: Production shots by David Hou.

Stratford Festival review: Stripped-down sets and strong performances define Stratford’s approach to the canon

Throughout Stratford’s productions of Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Hedda Gabler, moments of actorly playfulness jolt us into the here and now.

By Liam Donovan / Jun 6, 2024
stratford festival iPhoto caption: Production shots by David Hou.

Stratford Festival review: Stratford boasts a flair for the dramatic in two terrific musicals and a spooky take on Shakespeare

All in, this was a very strong opening week for Stratford, but seriously, go see the musicals!

By Aisling Murphy / Jun 6, 2024

REVIEW: With a little help from the Fab Four, Theatre Calgary’s As You Like It shines

This is a great production for anyone, whether or not they’re a Beatles/Shakespeare superfan. You couldn’t ask for a more accessible Shakespearean play, and the music is a perfect fit for the story.

By Jacqueline Louie / Mar 5, 2024