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.

ANTIGONE Review

A shameful family history. An irrevocable decree. An obligation to one’s flesh and blood. A girl, forced by faith to become a woman. This year, second year Western student, Camille Intson, fearlessly chose to direct Antigone, a subtle yet riveting Greek Tragedy about a girl who insists on giving her brother a proper burial despite the death sentence set on it by her uncle, King Creon. The play is comprised of surprising dialogues, three-dimensional characters, and tense situations. After weaving one’s way through Fanshawe’s gallery of dramatically lit, still photographs--now on display in the Arts Project--audiences stumble into a small room further suspended in time than Fanshawe’s photo

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The tumultuous mythology relationships Edward Albee brings to the stage in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? call for high energy and a sense of realism so the actors and audience alike can lose themselves in the show. We are introduced to the leads after they’ve returned from a night of drinking and partying with faculty and staff of the university at which George teaches and of which Martha’s father is president. Martha (Catharine Sullivan) informs George (John Garlicki) that she’s invited visitors, a young couple, new to the university. We gradually discern that things aren’t quite what they seem in the relationships we see on stage, and sparks fly in more ways than one. The set, designed b

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