Category Archives: Reviews

The road to hell is paved in song: Hadestown at the Citadel, a review

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hell … yes! If you get yourself a ticket to the Underworld — and really you must! and soon! — you’ll be going to hell and back wrapped in a ravishing dream of love and … Continue reading

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And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? A haunting new show from The Old Trouts at Theatre Network: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the start of Jabberwocky there’s a momentous drum roll, and a classic old-school red velvet theatre curtain parts — to reveal another. Which parts to reveal … another. Which…. Ah yes, layers of anticipation and further … Continue reading

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Reimagining our own lost history: John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca John Ware could do many things in life. He could ride horses too wild for any other man. He could wrestle any rampaging steer into submission, organize a cattle drive, run a ranch, walk through a … Continue reading

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Monday nite special: seductive looks, upward mobility in CAL-gry, as Die-Nasty soaps return

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to the archive of lingering glances and lip-quivering gazes: troubled, dreamy, steamy, wistful, reflective, yearning, sultry, moody, sultry-moody crossover. Yes, the new season of Die-Nasty — “Die-Nasty does Dynasty,” makes Edmonton’s award-winning live improvised weekly … Continue reading

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Another another side to the story: The Testament of Mary, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the absorbing Northern Light Theatre season opener, a woman peers out at us warily through the twinkling strands of a light-up fence. We’re close enough for her to eyeball us; this is the tiny PCL … Continue reading

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Higher physics into rom-com: a review of Constellations at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You’ve had this feeling, I know you have. You instinctively review your life to date (and maybe throw in your future prospects). And, like the heat-seeker you are, you can’t help thinking of the moments it … Continue reading

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All for love: thoughts on Les Feluettes, Edmonton Opera’s season opener

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Love and death, jealousy and revenge, crime and punishment, repression and liberation, visions of fiery hell and fantastical apparitions who float down into the New World from the Old … there is nothing tentative, nothing cautious … Continue reading

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Scare yourself, run away to the circus: Dead Centre of Town X, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even before the fog rolls in at Fort Edmonton Park , an abandoned midway on an autumn night is an eerie sight. An empty skeleton of a ferris wheel, rides without seats, boardwalks across empty fields, a … Continue reading

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It’s the small stuff that counts: The Aliens, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When stubbing out a cigarette or trying to bring on a sneeze count  as flurries of activity, you’re in the brave theatrical world of Annie Baker. Kicking over a plastic chair? Downright revolutionary. The fallback term … Continue reading

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Igniting connections: a review of Ubuntu at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A son dreams nightly of his father. That’s how it starts. But what sets Ubuntu: The Cape Town Project on its zigzag course through two time periods 30 years apart is an inspired perpetual motion scene, … Continue reading

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