Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe Festival

The might-have-been hits home: it’s Fringe Eve in Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For months I knew it would come. The weirdest week of a weird summer. The week the Fringe doesn’t happen. It’s a might-have-been that leaves us face to face with the strangest, most unrecognizable of vistas … Continue reading

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Live theatre: has it found a footing on a platform instead of a stage in Zoom-laden times?

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A lifetime ago (March 25, 2020 to be precise), Malachite Theatre’s resourceful artistic director Benjamin Blyth explained to me that the company had borrowed an interactive online platform from the business world for a new venture. … Continue reading

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The Fringe That Never Was comes to you, with Fringe Revue episode 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fateful moment of the Fringe-less August approaches in the distance (OK, let’s not think about that right now). I know I know. You can’t actually go to the Fringe this year. But The Fringe That … Continue reading

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The return of the 12thnight holiday quiz

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Curl up, hoist a glass to the intrepid energy and invention of our theatre artists, check out our review of 2019 theatre highlights here— and try our holiday theatre quiz. In which show, produced this year … Continue reading

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The magic of a delightful play: The Importance of Being Earnest, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

The Importance of Being Earnest (Stage 15, Holy Trinity Anglican Church) Oscar Wilde understood the potential of the English language, to delight, better than almost anyone who came before or after him. This is how we can have two successful … Continue reading

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“Grotesque fun” with Shakespeare: Macbeth Muet and the return of Surreal SoReal. A Fringe preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Grotesque fun,” says Jon Lachlan Stewart. “There’s a lot of laughs in our production. And then there’s not….” He’s talking about Macbeth Muet, a 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s swift and brutal tragedy that dismisses every Forsooth … Continue reading

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The giant Fringe approaches: be very excited. Tickets go on sale at noon today

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tickets go on sale at noon today for Fringe ‘O’ Saurus Rex, the outsized 228-show 37th annual edition of our summer theatre extravaganza, the continent’s first and still biggest fringe festival (Aug; 16 to 26). And … Continue reading

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Big news from 12thnight.ca

  Hello theatre friends! It’s the eve of the Fringe, Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, best idea, and most influential export ever. Live theatre, the most exciting and immediate art form of all, is on our minds! Eighteen months ago, I … Continue reading

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Fringe ‘O’ Saurus Rex, bigger than ever and ready to roar this summer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He’s the monster who started small, rampaged through Old Strathcona like his own pleasure garden, and grew and grew. And he seems to have a history that goes back to the pre- of everything. As announced Wednesday, … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Fringe is a record-buster!

“I have had a most rare dream….” — Bottom the weaver, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rare? It’s been a record-breaking Fringe! By 6 p.m. Sunday, with an evening of fringing to go, the 36th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant 11-day-and-night … Continue reading

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