There are seven days left to catch some seriously good theatre at the annual fest. Here are a few of our critics' picks – and pans. Read more

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From Luminato to the Fringe Festival and Shakespeare performed outdoors, don't miss these acts on stage Read more

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Beautiful Man at the Factory Theatre

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Erin Shields's satire about female characters in film and TV feels especially urgent, especially after the #MeToo movement Read more


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Jeremy Mimnagh

Michel Marc Bouchard's play-within-a-play becomes a potent metaphor for restorative justice in an uneven reimagining at Buddies in Bad Times Read more


En Lai Mah (left), Brefny Caribou, Eric Rich and Amanda Cordner in Wring The Roses, RISER Project 2019

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There's lots of bravura acting on display in this entertaining and ambitious new play about an out-of-control bachelorette party Read more


A review of Greg Campbell's solo play OUT, which follows a queer teen's exploration of gay bars, culture and activism in 1977 Montreal. Read more


John Ross Bowie's play about the legendary encounter between the punk rock quartet and the eccentric producer is clumsy and undramatic Read more


Phillip Akin, artistic director of Obsidian Theatre

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In an exclusive interview, the leader of one of Canada's biggest Black theatre companies talks role models, mentorship, funding and being unapologetically Black Read more


Tess Degenstein (left), Selina Martin and Lisa Ryder in A Blow In The Face

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Lisa Ryder's play about postpartum depression is enhanced by superb performances, an impressive set and cool choreography Read more


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Joe Bucci

Meegwun Fairbrother's solo show at Native Earth, about a Harper government official sent to discredit a residential school survivor, feels rushed Read more


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Dahlia Katz

Canadian Stage's documentary theatre production addressing censorship, online call-outs and shaming plays it safe Read more


Lianna Makuch's epic play about a woman's journey to war-torn Ukraine to find a long-lost relative covers too much terrain, but there's lots of theatricality and fascinating reportage Read more



Cylla von Tiedemann

Israel-Palestine negotiations are way too complex to stage in one play, but Oslo's impressive cast almost makes you forget that Read more


From award-winning actors to a jaw-dropping magician, here are some talents heating up the Fringe's 12-day winter festival Read more


Christopher Morris's play about a member of Israel's volunteer rescue and recovery team conveys the vagaries of trauma with urgency Read more


Duncan Macmillan's play about depression and mental illness makes for thrilling and deeply intimate theatre Read more


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Cesar Ghisilieri

Silk Bath Collective and Soulpepper's anti-authoritarian tale cribs everything from 1984 to The Hunger Games Read more


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Jeremy Mimnagh

Beatriz Pizano's one-woman show at Theatre Centre is a personal story of illness, dying and grief across geographical divides Read more


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Dahlia Katz

Sharp writing and skilled performances make this play a fascinating take on memory and denial Read more



Dahlia Katz

Stacey Gregg's play about a non-binary teen convicted of sexual assault for not disclosing their gender is devastatingly brilliant Read more


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    Dean Wilson and Ann Livingston in a scene from: FIX: The Story of an Addicted City a feature documentary directed by Nettie Wild

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    Robert Abudo (left), Liz Peterson and Danielle Baskerville improvise gestures in Declarations.

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    Soulpepper, Kim's Convenience