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Oct
9
2016

Antigone

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Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, October 8 9.5/10   This is the best Antigone I have seen, and no one who loves theatre should miss it. Sport For Jove’s Damien Ryan may have freely adapted the text, but in so doing he has arrived at a play that is frighteningly true to how Sophocles wanted his […]

Sep
15
2016

Aladdin

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Capitol Theatre, August 11 7.5/10 You’ve seen chandeliers, helicopters and whatever else once passed for spectacle on a stage. That was amateur hour. Aladdin has scenes to make your eyes grow out on stalks and coups de theatre to leave you lying awake wondering how they were done. Then again, what else would you expect […]

Sep
7
2016

My Fair Lady

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Joan Sutherland Theatre, September 6 8.5/10 It seeps through this production as it did through Julie Andrews’ creation of the role of Eliza Doolittle in 1956: warmth. Where most sopranos, whether for musical theatre or opera, exude a glacial beauty, Julie Andrews had the miraculous ability to communicate felicity and warm-heartedness in her upper register. […]

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