Anything goes, even tiny little voodoo dolls // Ian Jackson, EPIC

Mump and Smoot in Anything

Michael Kennard and John Turner are so deeply connected with the characters of Anything’s “clowns of horror”—Mump and Smoot, respectively—that as they open their new show, merely si...
The horror! // Ian Jackson, EPIC Photography

Mump & Smoot: Anything goes

‘We skip the first three experiments guaranteed to fail and go straight to the fourth, fifth and sixth experiments guaranteed to fail,” explains John Turner, also known as the mischievous...
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Body talk

Sometimes we ignore the body. We centre our work and our lives around the brain. We study, we think, we rationalize and the body becomes just the lever that lifts our coffee mug each day. Then the Ex...
Well, he's certainly not a clean dude ... // Andrew Paul

Dirt

Asshole. It’s probably the most succinct way to describe Murphy, the main character and possible murderer in Punctuate! Theatre’s second production of 2014, Dirt. “[Dirt] really cal...
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A Christmas Carol

‘Is it snowing?” whispers the little girl sitting behind me as fluffy white flakes start to drift down towards Maclab Theatre’s thrust stage. Then, without waiting for a response fr...
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The Velveteen Rabbit

When reviewing a play, it is important to observe the reaction of the audience that the play is meant for, which means children in the case of The Velveteen Rabbit. They are perhaps the harshest crit...
The holiday tradition continues

A Christmas Carol

As the Citadel Theatre’s dialect coach, Doug Mertz can teach just about anyone how to deliver their pick-up lines with that irresistible British accent. Or Australian. Or French. “It real...
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Prairie Bowl

'We're going to go in there and be super positive and super good spirited,” assures Amy Shostak,  Rapid Fire Theatre's artistic director. “Even though, outwardly, we'...

Albert’s Afraid

'Honestly, I think we were afraid to do a public show,” says puppeteer Brendan James Boyd of the Odd-Lot Puppetry Company. “We were frightened to produce something bigger, branch out ...