Tag Archives: Ellen Chorley

Who am I? Where do I belong? A couple of theatre kids in love in Ellen Chorley’s Everybody Loves Robbie, at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the comedy that premieres Friday at Northern Light Theatre, a starry high school couple, drama kids who live and breathe the oxygenated air of musical theatre, come up against doubts. The kind of doubts that … Continue reading

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What are they up to? Celebrate the next generation of artists at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, what’s happening? What’s new? What’s next? There’s a festival in Edmonton that’s all about the answers. Yes, Nextfest is back in Old Strathcona Thursday for 11 days (and nights) of showcasing and celebrating the next … Continue reading

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A new Ellen Chorley play is the centrepiece of the upcoming Northern Light season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The centrepiece of Northern Light Theatre’s upcoming season, announced Saturday, is a new play by one of Edmonton’s most unusual artists. Ellen Chorley, the director of Nextfest since 2016, is an award-winning playwright, actor, director, dramaturg, … Continue reading

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Unlacing Shakespeare’s women: the Bard goes burlesque at the Capitol Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Think of them as the ultimate theatre buffs: reveals are their speciality. Send In The Girls Burlesque comes to the stage of Fort Edmonton Park’s vintage Capitol Theatre Friday and Saturday, in honour of Alberta Culture … Continue reading

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What’s next? Find out at Nextfest, the festival that celebrates the next generation of artists

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Prepare to be surprised. Starting today in Old Strathcona, two groups of five emerging artists from the whole spectrum of disciplines — playwrights, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, actors, musicians — will gather. Together they’ll spend the … Continue reading

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Out of the footnotes and onto the stage: the wild women of the Wild West get revealed in Send In The Girls’ new burlesque

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Wild West. Where men were men. And women were…. well, who were they anyhow, besides wearers of gingham or garters?  That’s what Send In The Girls is for. They don’t just roll up their sleeves … Continue reading

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With Glowing Hearts: uncorseting Canadian feminist history. A guest Fringe review by Todd Babiak

With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue (Stage 22, Garneau Theatre) by Todd Babiak Nellie McClung, played by Ellen Chorley, is a hyper-aware woman. Yes, she helped change the lives of millions of women in Canada and around the world. … Continue reading

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Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls. A guest Fringe review by Todd Babiak

Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls (Stage 11, Studio Theatre) by Todd Babiak The third instalment in the Princess Confidential series, a Fringe favourite, continues the ingenious mash-up of the first two: film noir plus fairy tales. Princess Abigail (Merran Carr-Wiggin) and … Continue reading

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Get splashed by the new wave of artists: Nextfest is back Thursday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “OMG, it’s the best part of the year!” — Stuart McDougall of In Arms Collective, creators of Nest Hold that thought. It’s the eve of the innovative arts festival that tosses the leading question “so, what’s … Continue reading

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