Within and outside of Western are plays of all kinds--thought-provoking and emotive, shocking and tantalizing, heartwarming and humorous. No matter the kind, someone from our theatre critic committee will be there in the audience, taking note. Discover some of the best of London’s theatre by staying tuned to our theatre reviews, published here and on our social media. Better yet, join our committee and get some critic practice and publishing experience of your own! Connect with our Theatre Critic Commissioner Shannon Scott (featured to the left) at sscot52@uwo.ca for more details.

January 15, 2020

Lost Boy (directed by Brittany Lowey) is not just another Peter Pan show. I do admit that I’ve seen a whole slew of Peter Pan shows: from the Peter Pan musical to Broadway’s Finding Neverland to the poetic interpretation Peter/Wendy. You can imagine my reaction when I heard that I’d soon be adding another to my list.

Lost Boy by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo is the best kind of unexpected. The shows surrounds a grim interpretation of author J.M. Barrie’s (Aaron Fysh) life. When James was just a child,...

December 9, 2019

The promotion of The Cenci has been worth it. With a sold out audience, viewers were treated to a show that is often overlooked when it comes to staging. As director Jo Devereux states on the back of the program, many people think The Cenci is “a closet drama— a play meant for reading and not staging.” It is a shame that people hold that belief; it is filled with emotion and action that can only be seen on the stage.

Written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the show surrounds the lives of Beatrice Cenci...

November 24, 2019

  

Present Laughter (directed by Matias Wharton) does not go a few minutes without sending you into a fit of laughter. Written by Noel Coward in 1939, the play demonstrates that humour can span generations. Theatre Western certainly does justice to this energetic piece.

Last year, Theatre Western brought Posh to the stage and in 2017, the on-campus company chose to perform Our Town. Present Laughter was a perfect choice to follow a few years of dramatic content. 

The show follows a few days in...

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