“I talk of dreams” – Stratford Festival’s “Romeo and Juliet”

The story of Romeo and Juliet is so well known and oft told that it surprises me when someone says they haven't seen it on stage. I'm lucky to say that the 2017 production at the Stratford Festival was my third, and I have to admit, I think it is my favourite production to date. Director…

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Stratford Festival’s “All My Sons”

I've always had a tumultuous relationship with Arthur Miller's works, I've been reading his plays since grade 12 and frequently found that I was disappointed; in the characters or the plot trajectory, nothing really grabbed me. All My Sons did everything but disappoint. Honestly, it totally redeemed Miller in my opinion, with this gripping, troubling, beautiful play.…

Stratford Festival’s “John Gabriel Borkman”

I had been greatly anticipating this show since it's announcement. I was excited to see a new Ibsen play which I new nothing about and which starred so many of my favourite actors at the festival.  John Gabriel Borkman surpassed any and all expectations I had for the show, presenting an intriguing story beautifully told…

Flashback Friday – Stratford 2015

As I ready myself for a weekend of theatre at the Stratford Festival, I want to take a quick look back at the remaining shows which I saw from the 2015 season. On August first I was lucky to get to take in two shows: Carousel and Love's Labour's Lost. Both of them were fairly…