Foul treachery, sweet slithering manipulation in Shakespeare Bash’d compelling, accessible Richard III

James Wallis in Richard III. Photo by Kyle Purcell.   Shakespeare Bash’d opened its 2018 season to a sold-out house at the Monarch Tavern last night with a classic tale of murderous machinations and royal double-crosses with its production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Julia Nish-Lapidus with associate director Megan Miles. For those not familiar withContinue reading “Foul treachery, sweet slithering manipulation in Shakespeare Bash’d compelling, accessible Richard III”

Toronto Fringe: Mistaken identities. Jealous love. All in good fun in hilarious, high-energy The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare BASH’d bids a fond farewell to the Victory Café with their hilarious, high-energy Toronto Fringe production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by Julia Nish-Lapidus, assisted by Megan Miles. Twin sons (Kelly Penner) of a nobleman (David Mackett) and their twin servants (Tim Welham) are separated from each other, then their parents.Continue reading “Toronto Fringe: Mistaken identities. Jealous love. All in good fun in hilarious, high-energy The Comedy of Errors”

Preview: $h!t gets real in sharply funny, brutally honest We Three

Last night, it was out to Tarragon Theatre for a preview performance of Cue6 Theatre’s latest offering: Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman’s We Three, directed by Jill Harper, with script contributions from Harper, and actors Suzette McCanny, Sarah Naomi Campbell and Hallie Burt. Toronto roommates Skye (Burt), an alternative education PhD candidate, and Jamie (Campbell), a feminist blogger,Continue reading “Preview: $h!t gets real in sharply funny, brutally honest We Three”

Toronto Fringe: The ladies rule in bawdy, hilarious tale of scheming & revenge in The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare BASH’d is back at the Victory Café again for Toronto Fringe this year, with a bawdy good fun production of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, co-directed by James Wallis and Catherine Rainville. While the infamous drunken sot Sir John Falstaff (Sean Sullivan) schemes to get into the petticoats of Mistresses Ford (Suzette McCanny)Continue reading “Toronto Fringe: The ladies rule in bawdy, hilarious tale of scheming & revenge in The Merry Wives of Windsor”

Toronto Fringe: Sharp-witted lovelorn shenanigans in Shakespeare Bash’d production of Love’s Labour’s Lost

Shakespeare Bash’d does it again at Toronto Fringe with its Victory Café location production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by James Wallis. The young King of Navarre and his three friends swear an oath of devotion to their studies, eschewing all forms of pleasure and recreation, including women. Enter the visiting Princess of France andContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Sharp-witted lovelorn shenanigans in Shakespeare Bash’d production of Love’s Labour’s Lost”