Category Archives: Reviews

Fun with Greeks: Orestes, “a live online mythic adventure” from Tarragon Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Home Sweet Homepage.” In a new and witty Orestes, premiering in a livestream production by Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, the House of Atreus, world’s most famous dysfunctional family is online with you (hey, just like your own … Continue reading

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The Look, from Northern Light: “for the many women you are.” A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s not enough to have the look, the former face of Estelle Cosmetics tells her audience of trainees, emphatically, near the outset of The Look. “You have to live the look.” Which is exactly what Marilyn … Continue reading

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Mary’s Wedding: inside Mary’s dream in a new Métis version of the classic, streaming from the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It is no surprise that the land acknowledgment at the outset of Mary’s Wedding, delivered by one of its characters, has a particular resonance in the Citadel production that opened its digital streaming run Dec. 22 … Continue reading

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‘Light during the longest nights’: the Citadel’s film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Light!” declares the twinkly old man at a piano on the stage of a big dark empty theatre. “Light during the longest nights.” It’s what every ghost wants, he says. And he’s got the ghost story … Continue reading

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Le Moulin Rouge: can-cans at The Spotlight Cabaret

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It will be busy once more … give us a month!” says the co-impresario of a night club, pleading with creditors at the start of Le Moulin Rouge. “Times are tough.” Hey, a cabaret about … … Continue reading

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Listen to the music: Keep Calm and Rock On at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What the people need is a way to make ‘em smile,” declared astute social commentators The Doobie Brothers in Listen to the Music in 1972. Hear hear. The Mayfield takes this sage counsel to heart by … Continue reading

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“Terror and festering dread,” and a mystery narrator to unknot: We Had A Girl Before You at Northern Light. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’re isolated from each other, alone in the dark. Haunting wind and sea sounds surround us, threaded with wisps of melody and … are those human cries? (composer/ sound designer Dave Clarke). When we enter the … Continue reading

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Antidotes to a gruesome week: here’s a couple of surprising beautiful theatre “concerts” on film

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Looking for an antidote? It’s been a gruesome nail-biter of a week on multiple fronts; everyone knows what exactly what that question means. So, the doctor is IN. I caught a couple of truly original and … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back at the Varscona … a homecoming for Teatro

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca General rule of thumb: On any joyful occasion you can never really go wrong with dancing. If there’s singing, so much the better. It frames Welcome Home, a celebration of the re-opening of the Varscona Theatre … Continue reading

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So, is he married yet? A Brimful of Asha, live at the Citadel. A 12thnight review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You are here,” the engaging title character tells us with a smile at the start of A Brimful of Asha, “to help me sort out my son.”  The son smiles too, and rolls his eyes. In … Continue reading

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