Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe reviews

From the shower into the fray: Underbelly, a Fringe review

Underbelly (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Some days are like that, don’t you find? What starts gaily with singing in the shower has a way of turning into a day when your monster hat becomes an actual … Continue reading

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Redemption in the loop of time: How I Met My Mother, a Fringe review

How I Met My Mother (Stage 16, Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint-Jean By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight,ca As we know from the moment in history we’ve touched down in, something’s gone haywire with time. It stands perfectly still, awaiting the … Continue reading

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Madcap and moving: The Margin of the Sky from Teatro, a Fringe review

The Margin of the Sky (Stage 11, Varscona Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s somehow fitting that this 2003 Stewart Lemoine comedy about the mystery of inspiration and creation is revived by Teatro La Quindicina as the finale of their … Continue reading

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The affectionate speedy fun of Six Chick Flicks in 60 minutes, a Fringe review

Six Chick Flicks or a Legally Blonde Pretty Woman Dirty Danced on the Beaches while writing a Notebook on the Titanic (Stage 1, Westbury Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you’re under the impression that the term “chick flick” is … Continue reading

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Playful and teasing, absurd and serious: White Guy On Stage Talking, a Fringe review

White Guy On Stage Talking (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Surprise! Here’s an entertainingly hyperactive, inventive performance piece that takes live theatre at its word. C’mon, there’s is no known way to predict what will happen next … Continue reading

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The quest for the inner goddess: Guys in Disguise’s Crack in the Mirror, a Fringe review

Crack in the Mirror (Stage 11, Varscona Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In honour of their 35th year at the Fringe, Guys in Disguise, who cast their sharp-eyed long-lashed gaze on women’s roles, make a return to suburbia, the traditional … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away: Fags in Space, a Fringe review

Fags in Space (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, two gays messaged each other….  In this charmer of a rom-com by Liam Salmon, Luca and Todd (Sheldon Stockdale … Continue reading

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Oh no! Bots have invaded theatre and they can do it: Plays By Bots, a Fringe review

Plays By Bots (Stage 7, Yardbird Suite) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to the future. Crazy: Why did I choose to believe that, OK, bots might be able to do neurosurgery, repair Maseratis, host TV morning shows, but there are … Continue reading

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Putting the grit into dark comedy: Mules, a Fringe review

Mules (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Mules, a tense and suspenseful two-hander by the actor/playwright team of Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic (who starred in the 2006 premiere), puts the grit back into dark comedy. Its entry-level … Continue reading

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A smart, fun, dark new ‘relationship’ musical: Conjoined, a Fringe review

Conjoined: A New Musical (Stage 13, Servus Theatre, La Cité francophone) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s always someone to block your sun. And, be honest, wouldn’t your heart feel lighter, your spirits rise, your life be just better without that … Continue reading

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