Every week thousands of people visit this site for reviews and information about theatre and restaurants in Stratford.
For the third week in a row Chris Abraham’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the most popular show here. People want to know what the critics are saying. Last week Robert Cushman, theatre critic with The National Post, wrote this line summing up critical reaction to Abraham’s bold interpretation:
“The production has already been praised to the skies and damned to the depths. Neither reaction is deserved.”
Last week also saw the premiere of Hay Fever. With a cast of perennial favourites, including Lucy Peacock and Cynthia Dale, expectations were high.
Alisa Palmer’s production received mixed reviews, with several critics noting Palmer’s direction is weak. But The Globe and Mail’s J. Kelly Nestruck added the following thoughtful observation:
“There’s a hollowness to this Hay Fever…I’m divided, however, as to whether this is a fault of Palmer’s production, or if Palmer’s production is simply showing us the hollowness of Coward’s world and, more frighteningly, our own.”
Below are the most popular pages on the site for the period June 15-21, 2014.
Most popular restaurant:
Stratford Sushi Showdown
Most popular blog post:
Drayton Entertainment casting for Les Misérables