Tag Archives: Blarney Productions

Flying too near the sun: Scorch. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Scorch (Stage 28, The Playhouse) This absorbing, moving little solo play, by the Irish writer Stacey Gregg, was inspired by a real U.K. court case in which a teenager was found guilty of “gender fraud” for … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Small Things

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Small Things (Stage 37, Suzanne Thibadeau Auditorium) An old man and an old woman, the two old characters in this chilly 2005 play by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh, sit separately onstage, lost in their … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Legoland

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Legoland (Stage 36, L’UniThéâtre) In this oddball, highly entertaining comedy by Victoria’s Jacob Richmond  — which predates another oddball, highly entertaining Richmond, Ride The Cyclone — we meet the Lambs, two precocious home-schooled siblings from the … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Superhero Who Loved Me

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Superhero Who Loved Me (Stage 28, The Playhouse) “Nobody expects an extra-dimensional portal to open in the world.” Generally true. And nobody expects to go home with a superhero, drink too much vino, and hear … Continue reading

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Review: Slack Tide

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Slack Tide (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) In the mysterious first moments of Slack Tide, a man (the excellent Chris W. Cook) arrives on a rocky ocean beach clutching a bouquet of roses. He … Continue reading

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