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Alice Through the Looking-Glass

Avon Theatre April 30 to October 12 More Info

Disconnected succession of comic turns

Negative Review
The Ottawa Citizen Peter Robb

We can applaud the floppy, droopy charm of Tom McCamus’s March Hare, the unin­hib­ited shtick of Mike Nada­jew­ski and San­jay Tal­war as Twee­dle­dum and Twee­dledee, and Gareth Potter’s ridicu­lously pos­tur­ing Uni­corn. But essen­tially we’re get­ting a dis­con­nected suc­ces­sion of comic turns, only some of which work.”

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Not all the cast is reduced to shouting and posing

2 out of 4 Stars
Negative Review
The Globe and Mail J. Kelly Nestruck

Lindstrom’s per­for­mance is absolutely charm­ing, an affec­tion­ate bur­lesque of the phys­i­cal awk­ward­ness and under­de­vel­oped atten­tion spans of chil­dren. Brian Tree gets the words and tone right, avoid­ing recita­tion or con­de­scen­sion, as an arro­gant Humpty Dumpty…” This is part of 2 reviews, scroll down for Alice.

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Visually appealing but slightly hollow

3 ½ out of 5 Stars
Positive Review
Donald's Dish Geoff Dale

Baf­fling at best, it cer­tainly lays claim to some note­wor­thy achieve­ments, most notably Jil­lian Keiley’s agree­ably inno­v­a­tive direc­tion, Danya Tekatch’s whim­si­cal chore­og­ra­phy and a hand­ful of top flight per­for­mances includ­ing Brian Tree’s delight­fully sar­cas­tic Humpty Dumpty, Tom McCa­mus’ witty March Hare and Cyn­thia Dale beau­ti­fully over-the-top obses­sive Red Queen.”

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For the kid in all of us

Positive Review
The Slotkin Letter Lynn Slotkin

[Alice Through the Look­ing Glass] will appeal to the inner 7 ½ year old in adults.…For a show that will really cater to kids and get them hooked on the­atre, A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream is the ticket.”

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Trish Lindström is a pleasure to watch

Positive Review
Charlebois Post Stuart Munro

Trish Lind­ström has a won­der­ful, youth­ful and spritely energy that keeps the audi­ence engaged with her from start to finish…Everyone in this mad­cap pro­duc­tion has found that essen­tial bal­ance that absurd the­atre such as this so des­per­ately needs to work properly.“

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Beneath the visual splendour — thematic vapidity

Mixed Review
The Record Robert Reid

It’s a ver­i­ta­ble kalei­do­scope of visual delight for kids of all ages. Sel­dom is stage­craft so mag­i­cal. But beneath the visual splen­dour of set, props and cos­tumes is a the­matic vapid­ity that left me bored beyond comprehension.“

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Cynthia Dale an entrancing Red Queen

4 out of 4 Stars
Positive Review
The Toronto Star Richard Ouzounian

You will be totally entranced by Cyn­thia Dale’s archly regal Red Queen, send­ing up sky-high all the glamour-pusses she’s ever played at Strat­ford, or Brian Tree’s mag­nif­i­cently sour Humpty Dumpty, sprin­kling a fine mist of malt-vinegar pes­simism on the fish-and-chips com­edy of his character.”

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Let yourself be a kid again

5 out of 5 Stars
Positive Review
Examiner.com Christina Strynatka

It’s got depth, it’s got action and energy, and it’s got talent…the syn­tax in Jab­ber­wocky reflects that of Eng­lish, we humans choose to believe impos­si­ble things all the time, and what makes sense in Alice’s world makes sense in ours if we just reverse it from its mir­ror image.”

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Admirable but fails to connect

Negative Review
James Wegg Review James Wegg

I can only wish that Stratford’s artis­tic trust would also take the “risk” of select­ing and pro­duc­ing a show that pur­posely embraces the younger set and then leaves just a few adult “scraps” for those who actu­ally pay good money for the tickets.“

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