A Christmas Carol in a delightful, unique, immersive production at Campbell House

Thomas Gough & Christopher Fowler. Costume & prop design by Chelsea Driver. Photo by Graham Isador. The Three Ships Collective and Soup Can Theatre have teamed up to present a delightful, unique, immersive production of holiday favourite A Christmas Carol—with original text by Justin Haigh, direction by Sarah Thorpe and musical direction by Pratik Gandhi—openingContinue reading “A Christmas Carol in a delightful, unique, immersive production at Campbell House”

Rough & rowdy, it’s all guts & no glory in the funny, poignant, political The Gut Girls

They’re an unruly, foul-mouthed, hard-working, hard-drinking bunch ‘a gals—and their world is about to be turned upside down. Alumnae Theatre starts off the New Year with its production of Sarah Daniels’ The Gut Girls, directed by Maya Rabinovitch. The Gut Girls is part of Alumnae’s Retrospective Series, leading up to its 100th anniversary next season.Continue reading “Rough & rowdy, it’s all guts & no glory in the funny, poignant, political The Gut Girls”

Toronto Fringe: Sketch comedy shenanigans & witty wordplay in Behold, the Barfly!

Kicked off this year’s Toronto Fringe with some sketch comedy courtesy of Spoon Vs. Hammer’s Behold, the Barfly! at the Monarch Tavern last night. Written and Directed by Justin Haigh, Behold, the Barfly!  is a step into the mind of an unconscious bar patron, as we travel into his hilarious and sometimes bizarre dream world.Continue reading “Toronto Fringe: Sketch comedy shenanigans & witty wordplay in Behold, the Barfly!”

All the scared, brave, brash humility & humanity of the remarkable Joan of Arc in Heretic

Soup Can Theatre opened Sarah Thorpe’s Heretic at Theatre Passe Murraille (TPM) Backspace this week, this production co-directed by Thorpe and Scott Dermody. Entering the TPM Backspace is like stepping into church and back in time. Early sacred music fills the space, with haunting Latin a cappella harmonies echoing throughout. On the back wall areContinue reading “All the scared, brave, brash humility & humanity of the remarkable Joan of Arc in Heretic”