Tag Archives: Broken Toys Theatre

A “rolling world premiere” at the Fringe: The Trophy Hunt

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a damn big, unwieldy country, coast to coast. And no one knows that better than theatre artists — playwrights, actors, directors, producers. That’s partly what makes Trina Davies’ experimental initiative on the Canadian Fringe circuit … Continue reading

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Where the wild things fringe: what to see at the monster bash

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Amazing but true: starting Thursday the Fringe, Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, is back — back in the theatre town where the continent’s fringe phenom began (and “fringe” was reinvented as a verb). Where The Wild Things … Continue reading

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No week to stay home: festivals, musicals, plays, improv … E-town stages are full of possibilities

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This is no week to stay home, my theatre-loving friends.  For one thing, the summer festival season really begins: the 38th annual Kids’ Fest Tuesday, Nextfest Thursday. The 28th Die-Nasty season, Lord of Thrones, reaches its … Continue reading

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The uneasy geometry of the love triangle: Pinter’s Betrayal. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I think I thought you knew,” says a man to his oldest friend in one of In one of the most quietly unnerving scenes you’re ever likely to see onstage. In Betrayal, Harold Pinter’s infinitely clever … Continue reading

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A “puzzle box”: Broken Toys Theatre plays with Pinter’s Betrayal

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Just like old times,” says one character to another in the first scene of Betrayal. Funny how four simple words can evoke a whole world of memory and feeling. But then, this is Harold Pinter, the … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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