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.

Be Mine, "Shirley Valentine"

Shirley Valentine is a one-woman show that tells the endearing story of Shirley, a middle aged housewife in Liverpool. Shirley recounts tales of her youth, when she was ‘Brave Shirley,’ and contrasts that with stories about her now loveless marriage, where she finds more comfort in talking to the walls. The play begins after her friend, Jane, has given her tickets to go to Greece, and follows Shirley’s decision and attempts to justify a vacation. Shirley is witty and self aware, using dark humour to cope with her unfortunate situation. She explains her husband’s complacency by saying that he would not notice her disappearance as long as he continued to have meals put in front of him. She jus

You'll want to watch "Once" Twice

The show begins the second you step into the theatre. With the lights up, the cast plays an Irish folk song in an inviting manner reminiscent of movie moments in the local pub. The Grand Theatre in London’s production of Once, directed by Tracey Flye, is a modern take on musicals featuring beautifully harmonious folk music, understated costumes and set, and a talented cast who serves as a full orchestra. Once is based on the book by Edna Walsh, and a movie written and directed by John Carney of the same name. The Tony award wining musical follows the story of Guy (Jeremy Walmsley) and Girl (Amanda LeBlanc) living in Dublin, Ireland. After a devastating heartbreak, vacuum repairman Guy has be


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