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.

March 23, 2018

The Grand Theatre’s production of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ at the Spriet Stage is hauntingly enchanting. Though hard to watch, the story is thoroughly compelling, detailing the lives of three women of different generations and their experience in Afghanistan after the Soviet occupation. Based on the book of the same name by Khaled Hosseini, the story follows fifteen-year-old Laila (Mirian Katrib) after the death of her parents from a bombing in the city. Her neighbours, Rasheed (Anousha Alamia...

March 9, 2017

The tumultuous mythology relationships Edward Albee brings to the stage in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? call for high energy and a sense of realism so the actors and audience alike can lose themselves in the show. We are introduced to the leads after they’ve returned from a night of drinking and partying with faculty and staff of the university at which George teaches and of which Martha’s father is president. Martha (Catharine Sullivan) informs George (John Garlicki) that she’s invited visit...

January 28, 2017

Something is smoking down at the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre, and it’s King’s Players’ fearlessly fiery production of Kevin Murphy and Dan Studley’s Reefer Madness: The Musical. This raunchy musical comedy takes its inspiration from the 1936 cult film of the same name, detailing the moral ruin of a band of students victimized by the deadly effects of marijuana. The musical charts the personal corruption of the clean-cut Jimmy Harper (Robert Popoli) as he is whirled into a world of sex, violen...

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