Monthly Archives: April 2017

Prima viene la famiglia! Farren Timoteo’s Made In Italy, a review

By Liz Nicholls, The centrepiece of Made In Italy is a long wooden dining room table. In the course of the funny, touching, many-character solo play by Farren Timoteo, its agile creator and star will sit behind it and … Continue reading

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Keep making sense: Sense and Sensibility at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, In the Citadel of an evening, you can overhear talk of annual incomes, real estate and mortgages, annuities and entailments, wills and estates, pre-nups. And, of course, renos.  And no, gentle reader, it isn’t in the … Continue reading

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But is it Art? three guys sitting around discussing a painting at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, Scene: Three guys in a room discussing a play about three guys in a room discussing a painting. The play under discussion is Art, the elegantly minimalist 1994 play by Parisian actor/playwright Yasmin Reza that’s the … Continue reading

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The world of Jane Austen comes to the stage in Tom Wood’s new adaptation of Sense and Sensibility

By Liz Nicholls, With Sense and Sensibility, premiering on the Citadel MainStage Thursday in a Bob Baker production, playwright Tom Wood returns to the small-town Regency life into which he first tumbled, without Jane-ite baggage (even carry-on), in 2008. … Continue reading

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Fun with the famiglia: Farren Timoteo talks about Made in Italy

By Liz Nicholls, When Farren Timoteo was seven years old, he arrived home from school one day to be greeted by his dad with the following (delivered in a portentous tone): “I think you’re old enough now.”  Luigi was … Continue reading

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O those dancing bones and the story of Alberta: The Bone Wars, a review

By Liz Nicholls, There’s something pretty wacky and exhilarating about catching a musical comedy about warring palaeontologists any time — but especially on Earth Day and the March For Science weekend. Take it as a sign of global heartwarming. But … Continue reading

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Celebrate Will’s birthday: see who he cut from Hamlet before opening night

By Liz Nicholls, Thoughts for Shakespeare’s birthday weekend.… It’s entirely possible there’s a theatre play ready for germination in every playwright brain. By that I mean a play about the theatre, and there’s a wealth of raw material to … Continue reading

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Escape into the playful grown-up world of art: Chris Craddock’s Irma Voth at Theatre Network. A review

By Liz Nicholls, Enter the Roxy, and see what a sense of possibility looks like.  A shallow stage is dominated by a beautiful translucent wall made entirely of framed windows. Windows that will glow promisingly, conjure paintings or cityscapes, … Continue reading

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Battle of the bone hunters: The Bone Wars is Punctuate!’s biggest show yet

By Liz Nicholls, The Bone Wars wasn’t always going to be theatre for grown-ups to take kids to. Far from it.    Punctuate! Theatre, after all, got its raison d’être, and exclamation point, tackling plays about the conflicted descendants … Continue reading

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Cinderella: the Prince is having a ball! and also an election. A review

By Liz Nicholls, Cinderella has always been the poster girl for the poor but upwardly mobile. Bide your time, miserable lackey: your dreams can come true. Karma’s on your side, long-term, if you’re oppressed by snarly step-relatives and a … Continue reading

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