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.

'OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR': Theatre Review by Jonas Trottier and Kat Dos Santos

Oh, What a Lovely War! is a piercing anti-war musical first devised and performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in 1963, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War. In her introduction to the play Littlewood writes that, “This is not a conventional play, and it will not come alive if treated as such.” And indeed, War! is a play which asks many things of its performers, not the least of which is a Brechtian approach that demands a distance between the actors and audience; the actors are not portrayed as individual characters the audience may connect with, but rather as embodiments and extensions of larger concept. In one of his essays, Brecht writes tha

'FROM WOMEN'S EYES': A Theatre Review by Cristine Ngo

From Women’s Eyes is a delightful compilation of various monologues and conversations between the ladies of Shakespeare’s plays that showcases the array and complexity of human emotion women feel. Co-directors Jennifer Hale and Kaitlyn Rietdyk’s set of black walls and ordinary mismatched objects create an old, serene attic where these girls gather and have fun sifting through old memories and reenacting the Shakespeare scenes that resonate with them. Combined with Sid Wilson’s haunting lighting techniques, the set constantly transforms from dark prison to regal throne room to intimate girl’s space. While some familiarity with Shakespeare’s plays help enhance enjoyment of the play, the actres


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