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.

'THE LADIES FOURSOME': Theatre Review by Sydney Brooman

Confrontational and hilarious, Norm Foster's The Ladies Foursome putts its way into the green of our hearts through an array of outrageously wild swings. The play follows the story of three women, who invite a fourth to play in their weekly golf game after their close friend dies in a tragic accident. Brenda Bazinet directs this fast paced comedy that—under the surface of the fairway—acts as a potent reminder of the abruptness of death, the importance of loyalty, and the exceptional power of women in a sport, and society, dominated by a presence of patriarchy. Space can make or break a show, and at a location like The Grand Theatre, it is crucial that a performance be equally as grand—espec

'THE EYES OF HEAVEN': Theatre Review by Greg Wong

The title of Beverly Cooper’s The Eyes of Heaven can be misleading. While there are certainly mystical elements to the play, and a definite notion of spirituality throughout, the play thrives on its depiction of human interaction. The London Community Players production of The Eyes of Heaven at the Palace Theatre does well to capitalize on this, keeping in touch with the emotions that ground the story and make it a relatable work worth watching. The play focuses principally on the relationship between a mother and daughter, shaken by the loss of the family patriarch and struggling to get by with only each other left. Here, Martha Zimmerman shines as Glen, with a spot on portrayal of a small-

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