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Dream most popular show 3 weeks in a row

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.

Three most popular show reviews:
#1 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
#2 – Hay Fever
#3 – King Lear

Most popular restaurant:
Stratford Sushi Showdown

Most popular blog post:
Drayton Entertainment casting for Les Misérables

Last week’s most popular shows:
Three most popular show reviews:
#1 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
#2 – King Lear
#3 – Crazy For You

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