Category Archives: Reviews

As the crow flies: Nicole Moeller’s new play gets under your skin at Azimuth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the first moments of The Preacher, The Princess, And A Crow, a man bursts headlong into a tower room above a street. He triple-locks the door behind him. Jasper is a man under siege. But … Continue reading

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The two person, six gun, many power ballad musical: Bonnie and Clyde at Northern Light: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Northern Light Theatre director/designer Trevor Schmidt is something of a wizard of witty theatrical transformations. With Bonnie & Clyde the two person six-gun musical, the Northern Light season finale, his proven ingenuity has a double challenge. … Continue reading

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Art: is the price right? A review of the Shadow season finale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The centrepiece of Art, the Shadow Theatre season finale, is the quintessential modern provocation/sight gag: a big-ticket white-on-white painting by someone famous. “Modern art” is a perennially combustible subject. Trust me, you can’t be a reviewer … Continue reading

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

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 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, 12thnight.ca 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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O those dancing bones and the story of Alberta: The Bone Wars, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 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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Escape into the playful grown-up world of art: Chris Craddock’s Irma Voth at Theatre Network. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 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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Cinderella: the Prince is having a ball! and also an election. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 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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The end of the line in Dublin by night: the poetry of Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Irish triptych: Three brick gangways, with the sinister look of  autopsy slabs waiting for a body, up against three brick walls that tip forward and loom. Eerie industrial white noise as static in a dark theatre. … Continue reading

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Mayfield: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a diverse T-shirt and jean crowd that drifts onto the Mayfield stage at the start of Jesus Christ Superstar. There’s even a swaggering older dude in a suit who strides in, and looks slightly sinister … Continue reading

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