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The War of 1812

June 26th - August 12thStudio TheatreTicket Info
Generally Positive Reviews based on 5 Critics
5 Reviews
This is a listing for the 2012 season. For the current 2018 shows click here.

The American Conservative - Noah Millman

American hubris and zealotry meeting...

“I’ve never seen any of Hollingsworth’s work before, so I really didn’t know what to expect. What I got is something like a cross between Spitting Image and the theatre of Bertolt Brecht….it’s a rollicking good ride, and very different from Stratford’s usual theatrical fare.”

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The National Post - Robert Cushman

A knockout!

Cushman provides an excellent background to Michael Hollingsworth and The VideoCabaret’s unique style. “the writing (by Michael Hollingsworth) is pungent, the staging (also by Hollingsworth) is brilliant, the set and lighting (Andy Moro) are superbly precise and economic, the costumes (Astrid Janson) are even more superbly garish…”

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The Toronto Star - Robert Crew

Do yourself a favour, see it

For those unfamiliar with the VideoCab approach — and I’ve seen nothing quite like it in many years of theatre-going — the show may be a bit of a jolt”….Hollingsworth “stitches together the often brutal and inconclusive skirmishes fought from 1812-14 between President James Madison’s Americans and the British, who were allied with the Shawnee chief Tecumseh.”

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The Record - Robert Reid

The Bard Would Approve

“Combining the festival’s premium production values…with one of Toronto’s most enduring, leading-edge theatre companies makes for a compelling theatrical fusion of high and low art….As I was sitting in the audience Sunday, enjoying the theatrical parade before me, the thought occurred that The Bard would approve…”

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