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...

January 23, 2018

A ‘farce’, or “a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations”, is the perfect way to define Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii. Despite the clever title, no characters travel to Hawaii and the audience never meets Nurse Jane; instead, a host of seemingly unrelated characters enter and are trapped within the same house. The unchanging set features a series of doors that allow new characters to enter and exit the Ch...

October 22, 2017

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...

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