Stratford Pirate Transmission’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

One of the hardest parts about this global pandemic, for me at least, is the lack of live performance. Performances are being postponed or cancelled, festivals have had to lay off their employees, some have had to cancel their whole season altogether! It’s a very trying time for everyone, and while the value of the…

Stratford Festival’s Production of “The Front Page”

What's the latest scoop hot off the presses at the Stratford Festival? The Front Page, that's what! Marking Graham Abbey's directorial debut at the Festival, The Front Page is a hilarious, poignant work which is just as relevant and ruthless today as it was when it was written. The Front Page chronicles an evening in a courthouse…

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…