Category Archives: Reviews

Got To Get You Into My Life: Will and the Fab Four do love love love. As You Like It at the Citadel, a review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Party time. True, there are as many ways to century-swap and play dress-up with Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy As You Like It as there are theatre artists, impresarios, and music industry sages to dream them up. … Continue reading

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The sound of many doors slamming: Noises Off at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As Julie Andrews famously said in The Sound of Music, when one door closes another opens. She was not in fact talking about farces at the time. But she might have been. The oil business rolls … Continue reading

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“Is anybody waving back at me?” Dear Evan Hansen at the Jube. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What does it feel like to live in a buzzing world of cross-hatched ever-escalating and fading images and phrases, a metastasizing, translucent tangle of entries, posts, links, tags, photos? Where the music of the spheres (not … Continue reading

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Stunning, strongly sung, compellingly theatrical: The Invisible at Catalyst. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare, an Allied team of World War II super-warriors are recruited and trained, each with a specialty in the stealth warrior skill set. And then they’re unleashed behind enemy … Continue reading

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The quest for happiness, one little item at a time. A review of Every Brilliant Thing, starring John Ullyatt, at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This will seem a wintry, back-handed way to start a review. But there are many reasons in advance to dread Every Brilliant Thing. Not so much because the dark subject of death by suicide is involved … Continue reading

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A brave new gender-less world? Happy Birthday Baby J, a new Nick Green comedy at Shadow Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I was saying my authenticity mantra,” declares a progressive bourgeois mommy at the start of Happy Birthday Baby J. Yes indeed, “authenticity” (and an assortment of other contemporary mantras) will be up for discussion, dissection, and … Continue reading

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A riotous black comedy from Colleen Murphy at Theatre Network: Titus Bouffonius is all good unwholesome fun. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a rare evening at the theatre that gets you laughing out loud, gives you a good smack upside the head — and makes you wonder later whether you might have dreamed the whole thing. AND … Continue reading

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“I’m not the man I was….” A new Christmas Carol at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. Front-rack anything in the colour red: “red at the primary point of visual contact increases sales by 5.4 per cent.” This retail wisdom comes courtesy of Mr. Ebenezer … Continue reading

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Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play: A wild ride through the evolution of pop culture. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The End. So. What then? There’s something indestructible, maybe even sustaining, about the collective act of storytelling. Something viral, in the bloodstream, possibly toxic and radioactive, that can outlast apocalypses. When society shatters completely and we’re … Continue reading

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Sweet and savoury: Waitress the musical arrives at the Jube. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Broadway musical that has landed on the Jube stage this week, like a slice of the daily special on our plate, is a tale of self-discovery and empowerment. Powered from a bottomless larder of pastry … Continue reading

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