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.

Paradise Lost and Found

The Theatre Studies program at Western has chosen an ambitious production for its introductory showcase, and Paradise Lost begins what is hopefully the first of many successful productions from the newly formed program. John Milton’s Paradise Lost may seem like a rather onerous and well-trodden adaptation, as there have been many failed attempts to adapt the text to both stage and film; however the one-man (and three puppet) play proves to be an extremely enjoyable and well-developed production. Whenever one attends a show adapted from 17th century verse, it is easy for one to feel they must put on their best Peter Griffin impression, assessing everything as shallow and pedantic, and hoping

Theatre Western's Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening, written by Steven Sater with music by Duncan Sheik, vocal arrangements by Ann Marie Milazzo and string orchestrations by Simon Hale is a rock musical set in nineteenth century Germany. It is about the struggles teenagers go through as they discover their sexuality as well as the struggles of being youths in a world where adults are in charge of what they do and what they know. The groups of boys and girls help each other tread the waters of adolescence as they discover new things about themselves and their bodies on stage. The show itself was a rather large undertaking for Theatre Western as its subject matter is far from PG and even disturbing for some. Dealing with sensit


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