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.

April 6, 2018

“We have to have complications. You can’t have stories without them,” says character Amanda Wingfield. It is a simple line, and one that works to encapsulate The Glass Menagerie, a play aware of its role as storyteller. When watching the production at the Grande Theatre, one experiences the sentiment of the statement: we desperately want things to go well in our own lives and for the characters we root for, but more than that, perhaps we want good stories.  Good stories have complications, and a...

December 13, 2017

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 bel...

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