Monthly Archives: July 2017

Theatre Network’s 43rd season opens with a Trout premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun/  The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found Theatre Network ventures through the looking glass … Continue reading

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That masked man is back: a new Phantom of the Opera sings the music of the night

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained….” With this opening gambit, and signature organ arpeggio, a 1911 beauty-and-the-beast potboiler by an obscure Parisian hack/bon … Continue reading

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Getting your Gasp! back. The Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios: a cabinet of the curiouser and curiouser

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A burnished antique music box opens, and suddenly, set in motion, is a trapeze act with no trapeze. A strong man plants his feet and flings a beautiful woman into the air again and again; she … Continue reading

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A direct link between theatre and our shared history: Indecent in New York

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “There is a story we want to tell you….” There is no shortage, in the theatre archive, of plays about plays, the writing of them, the putting on of them, the view of them from … Continue reading

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Bringing Canada to New York: Soulpepper on 42nd Street

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Last week in New York I had the excitement of seeing what a top-drawer Canadian theatre company, venturing forth, can bring to the stage in a highly demanding world theatre capital.    Coming from away for … Continue reading

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I Heard About Your Murder: a new Lemoine comedy reinvents the who-dunnit

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca An early exchange in I Heard About Your Murder, a teasing title with its own built-in line of inquiry, is a tip-off about the mystery concoction to follow.  Irritated by efforts to smooth out the awkward … Continue reading

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Getting away with murder? Stewart Lemoine’s new mystery-comedy I Heard About Your Murder premieres at Teatro

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Stewart Lemoine’s new murder mystery thriller comedy — a tricky theatrical category with precious few representatives — you’ll meet a married couple of Canuck urbanites with an idyllic rural retreat. Little do Howard and Dodie … Continue reading

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