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.

Trouble, Conniving and Underestimated: A Review of No Exit at the TAP Theatre

No Exit, directed by Lela Burt and presented by The Arts & Humanities Student Council, is truly an introspective gem that plays upon the fears and insecurities we all have as living beings. The show expertly reflecting parts of ourselves within irredeemable souls with whom we otherwise would never associate. TAP Centre for Creativity’s black box theatre and thrust stage allowed for a more intimate show with different angles that allowed certain aspects of characters and actions during scenes to go unseen, adding an almost elusive edge to the production. Written by Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit depicts Hell, in which three damned souls, Joseph Garcin (Aaron Fysh), Inez Serrano (Brook Rabinovici)

Voicing the Truth of Fine Dining: A Review of Fully Committed at the Grand Theatre

Photos by Dahlia Katz Fully Committed, directed by Steven Gallagher, is an incredible feat for one actor to perform. Gavin Crawford performs over forty unique voices in a single production. It is impossible to refrain from being in awe of the entire spectacle. The entire plot follows Sam, a struggling actor who was recently rejected from an HBO special. Sam works at an affluent restaurant with an A-list chef and famous guests, including Gwenyth Paltrow and Anderson Cooper. The restaurant is always fully committed, but it is Sam’s job to cater to the whims of the upper echelons of society, squeezing in bookings and special requests from the rich and influential. The set, by Michael Gianfrance

Supercalifragilisticexpiali- Do Take Your Family: A Review of Mary Poppins at the Grand Theatre

Mary Poppins (Directed by Megan Watson) is an instant hit for the holiday season. The Grand Theatre always goes above and beyond with their selection of holiday shows. Mary Poppins is a great selection because it is accessible to individuals of all ages. Last years’ production of A Christmas Carol was amazing, but the language may have been a bit too complicated for young children. Before we begin: I am a skeptic of big Disney shows, but I know that they are a great night out and an even better introduction to the magical world of theatre. Please do yourself a favour, sit back, and embrace the spectacle that is the Disney musical! The show is a classic, so I’ll keep the plot review short! Ge

King’s Players’ Lost Boy is “An Awfully Big Adventure”

Lost Boy (directed by Brittany Lowey) is not just another Peter Pan show. I do admit that I’ve seen a whole slew of Peter Pan shows: from the Peter Pan musical to Broadway’s Finding Neverland to the poetic interpretation Peter/Wendy. You can imagine my reaction when I heard that I’d soon be adding another to my list. Lost Boy by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo is the best kind of unexpected. The shows surrounds a grim interpretation of author J.M. Barrie’s (Aaron Fysh) life. When James was just a child, he watched as his all-too-adventurous brother, Davey (Jordan Shapiro), runs onto an icy pond and falls to his death. James and his mother (Olivia Fusco) are still tormented by the accident years late

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