Between Breaths, Factory Theatre, 2019

Photo by Rich Blenkinsopp

Robert Chafe's play drains all the life from the story of Newfoundland animal behaviourist Jon Lien, who saved over 500 whales from fishing nets Read more

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The Wager Theatre Gargantua

Michael Cooper

Multidisciplinary show about belief and misinformation is full of impressive visuals and rigorous performances, but lacks substance Read more


Pass Over Kaleb Alexander and Mazin Elsadig

Cesar Ghisilieri

Obsidian Theatre's production of of Antoinette Nwandu’s Beckettian play inventively captures the insidious tragedy of status-quo politics Read more


Writer/performer Holly Wyder shows off her huge range as a frazzled bartender taking orders from the front row Read more


Trout Stanley

Joseph Michael Photography

Factory Theatre's production of Claudia Dey's manic comedy about twin sisters and a charismatic drifter fuses realism with fever dream Read more


The Particulars

Dahlia Katz

Playwright/director Matthew MacKenzie takes audiences on a strange and hermetic journey into loneliness Read more


Almighty Voice And His Wife


Soulpepper's stirring version of Daniel David Moses's 1991 two-hander explores cultural depictions and perceptions of Indigenous people Read more


The Election

John Lauener

Inspired by Canada's 2015 federal election, Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell’s ensemble show will make you think twice before you slam the door on party canvassers Read more


Emma Stenning, Weyni Menghesa, Soulpepper 2019-2020 season announcement, 2019

Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic

Free theatre for those 25 and under and a diverse lineup of new and classic plays are on the bill for artistic director's inaugural season Read more


The Flick pulp teaser

Outside The March & Crow's Theatre

The theatre companies announce the cast for an upcoming production of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play with a series of poster parodies Read more

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Mother's Daughter Stratford Festival 2019

David Hou

Kate Hennig's third Queenmaker play focuses on a complex woman tasked with difficult political and moral decisions Read more


Shakespeare In High Park Measure For Measure

Dahlia Katz

Reimagining of Shakespeare's morality play resonates as timely within the context of #MeToo, but it lacks emotional range Read more

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The Tempest

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Theatre fans and interpreters are pushing Toronto's biggest stage company to make shows like Come From Away accessible in the Deaf community’s native language Read more


Cara Gee Stuart Hughes Fool For Love

Dahlia Katz

Revival of the American playwright's tempestuous melodrama starring Cara Gee and Eion Bailey is timely, but its explosive characters feel constrained Read more


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

Photo by Joseph Michael Photography

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


Lilies Buddies

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

Photo by Lyon Smith

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


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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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    Alejandro Santiago

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

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    photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

    Soulpepper, Kim's Convenience