Christina, The Girl King

July 29th - September 21st Studio Theatre Ticket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 7 Critics
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7 Reviews

The Globe and Mail - J. Kelly Nestruck

Critic J. Kelly Nestruck covers Christina, The Girl King and Antony and Cleopatra in one review, with both shows scoring 2.5 stars. My favourite line in Nestruck’s review refers to Enobarbus’ (played by Tom McCamus) use of euphemistic “adjectives once assigned to women, supposedly ruled by emotion rather than reason. Men are Apollonian; women are Dionysian. Men are from Rome; women are from Egypt.”

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The Record - Robert Reid

Critic Robert Reid covers two shows in one review. Although Reid has praise for the Anotony and Cleopatra’s two leads, Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, his review falls short of high praise. Reid truly enjoyed Christina, the Girl King noting “The production brims with strong ensemble work. Performances shine like jewels.”

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Capital Critics Circle - Jamie Portman

“When it comes to liveliness of character and incident, Christina offers a high enjoyment quotient. Furthermore, provocative though it may be, its aim is never pure sensation — although there were a few gasps in the audience..”

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The Toronto Star - Richard Ouzounian

“When Jenny Young’s Queen Christina strides onto the stage, with her seemingly masculine assurance hiding a woman who is profoundly conflicted about which way her heart and body want to go, we understand her totally.”

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