Theatre Review: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Broadway)

What do you do with a problem like Masha? That seems to be the question on everyone’s lips, including Masha (Sigourney Weaver) herself – after all, it’s not every day that a world-renowned egotistical actress named after a Chekhov character about to enter her fifth marriage confronts long-standing rivalries with similarly named siblings and their … Continue reading Theatre Review: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Broadway)

Theatre Review: The Nance (Broadway)

With Nathan Lane headlining a show, you may be forgiven for walking in with some unreasonably high expectations, especially post-Tonys where he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Play. How nice then to have those expectations easily met. The Nance is a clever, touching new play by Douglas … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Nance (Broadway)

Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford Festival)

Yiddish humour is a tricky thing to pull off, whether you’re working with material as strong as the book for Fiddler or not. A great deal of this style’s power comes out of a place of sadness, of being a bit of a hapless outsider, and that sadness has to come through first. The humour comes … Continue reading Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof (Stratford Festival)