Groundling Theatre Company’s “Lear”

Groundling Theatre Company has outdone itself with its latest production. Lear, directed by company founder Graham Abbey, is a breathtaking, beautiful exploration of what Shakespeare's King Lear has to offer. At the helm of this exploration is the adoption of a female Lear. Seana McKenna portrays a powerful, maternal, and pitiable Queen Lear.Watching her exchanges with her…

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“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…

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…

Stratford Festival’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

August 24th promised my first viewing of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival. For me, this play was very interesting; because I had never studied it, but had read it, I knew what to expect but not in my usual academic way, however it’s always infinitely better to see a play than to simply…