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.

"A Christmas Carol": A Timeless Classic with Spectacular Twists

There are some timeless things that sprout up every December, rooted in our social unconscious, and flower while winter ravages the world outside. Of these holiday expectations and cultural phenomenon, one of the most enduring is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Since this book was written in 1843, the story has been adapted into live action movies and animated movies. Even cartoons have given the story a retelling; who could forget the animated classic of "Scrooge McDuck"? It's hard to believe that despite so many adaptations from childhood cartoons to movies with Jim Carrey, many people are not familiar with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The many people who do know this story, howev


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