Monthly Archives: April 2018

The modest dreams of the working class as farce: Fly Me To The Moon, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hold on just a moment there…” says one Irish home-care worker to another near the start of Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets), the loopy little  comedy … Continue reading

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The Silver Arrow: all-inclusive theatre at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “There’s a story that’s waiting for you,” sing the ensemble in one of Hawksley Workman’s most lyrical songs in The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story Of Robin Hood. “The adventure will find you when you’re ready … Continue reading

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Fun with the macabre: two veteran actors together at last in Fly Me To The Moon at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’re two caregivers, two nobodies,” says Frances to Loretta in the dark-hued Irish comedy that opens tonight on the Varscona stage. In Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones, an initiative that … Continue reading

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She swings, she kicks, she flies: behind the legend a new Robin Hood for our time in The Silver Arrow at the Citadel

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the swashbuckler adventure extravaganza that premieres on, above, and around the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday, everything you thought you knew about a certain legendary 12th century outlaw hero (with a proclivity for the colour … Continue reading

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“Changing time for you”: Infinity at Theatre Network, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The downside of infinity, as the odd comic has noted, is that it’s really long getting to the end. But when does infinity start? That’s one of the intriguing questions that engages us in the highly … Continue reading

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The siren call of the wild: Beth Graham’s Pretty Goblins, a review

Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Something happened to me today,” says Lizzie in Pretty Goblins. “Something happens to everyone every day,” says her twin sister Laura. There it is, in a nutshell: the hard, maybe irreducible, human mystery at the crux of … Continue reading

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Capturing time for the theatre: Hannah Moscovitch talks about Infinity

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Time. It surrounds us, envelopes us, embeds us in a present that’s gone before you know it. It accumulates when you don’t want it and dwindles to nothing when you do. It keeps the past and … Continue reading

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Sisterhood and addiction: Beth Graham’s Pretty Goblins premieres at Workshop West

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Morning and evening/ Maids heard the goblins cry: “Come buy our orchard fruits,/Come buy, come buy…. – Goblin Market Christina Rossetti’s 1859 fantasy Goblin Market, a piece of Victorian erotica which has got to be one of … Continue reading

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All Shook Up shakes up the jukebox at the Mayfield: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Finally. A jukebox musical with an actual jukebox. And it’s busted. Which should tell you something about the sassy, light-hearted self-awareness of All Shook Up, currently at the Mayfield cavorting its way through the Elvis canon … Continue reading

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Secrets of the staff room revealed: Tales From The Teachers’ Lounge at Bonfire 2018

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Haven’t you always wanted to go backstage in the education system? Admit it. Haven’t you always wondered what goes on in the teachers’ lounge after the bell rings? What — and who — are the nation’s … Continue reading

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