Here are a few links for a selection of reviews and previews for The Little Prince! The run isn’t over yet so make sure you get your tickets in time to catch one of the final shows Oct22&23. Call the box office 514 845 9810!
Montreal Gazette – Geordie’s The Little Prince Captivates
“…droll and endearing, leaving room for the words to shine. They are the stars. So full of imagination…you are left with the impression you are watching the book come alive.” – K.Greenaway
Montreal Gazette – Little Prince’s Message is Forever Young
The Rover’s The Little Prince review:
“seeing Brochu’s performance [of the prince] brings to life the delight and sensibility of childlike wonder…perfection” -A.Fuerstenberg
The Charlebois Post – Beyond the Young Audience
“truly impressed by a touching story told with great sensitivity.” -E.Rosen
Leacock’s – The Little Prince review
“…it’s a play for you, your little brother, your mom and your grandmother, and your friends. “-J.Seo
The Concordian – The Fresh Prince of Montreal
“the moment he [The Little Prince] burst onto the stage, his energy was palpable, and his portrayal effortless” -M.Steuter-Martin
What’s On with Christine Long – CTV Montreal
CBC Montreal – Community Event: The Little Prince
Click here to read the full review (in pdf format)
Photo: Julian Haber
Geordie Productions takes a big, floppy-shoe step away from its more familiar role as a presenter of theatre for all ages with the Clowns Gone Bad creation MöcShplat. This time, the target is teens and grownups. And the target is a bull’s-eye. MöcShplat is Macbeth, in gibberish, and it is a prodigious, bubbling cauldron of broad, occasionally bawdy, grownup silliness. It is also entirely inventive and, well, brilliant. Read More
MöcShplat, based on Macbeth, sticks with you
Content advisory: May offend Shakespeare fans who fail to see the humour.
Geordie Productions is presenting MöcShplat at Centaur Theatre, beginning Feb. 4.
MöcShplat is Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in gibberish, performed by Clowns Gone Bad Productions. It is neither necessary to be familiar with the play about murder, madness and betrayal nor speak fluent gibberish to embrace the experience.
A sense of humour is, however, obligatory. And, of utmost importance, this is not a play for children. It is a play for teens and grownups. Not for children, or, in the words of MöcShplat, “Donghee nogo haha meeni meeni.” Understood?
Photo: Julian Haber
MONTREAL – Geordie Productions is poised to launch its 30th-anniversary season on Friday with a revamped production of For Art’s Sake at Centaur Theatre.
The company toured schools with a tuck-it-all-in-a-suitcase version of the Colin Heath play eight years ago.
“We toured with four slide projectors,” artistic director Dean Patrick Fleming said. “Now we have all this new technology. It’s so cool what we’re doing. There will be animation onstage.” Read More
Photo: John Mahoney
Joan MacLeod’s The Shape of a Girl is a story loosely based on the swarming and beating death of Victoria teenager Reena Virk in 1997. This staging, from the Geordie Productions’ School Tour, presents a revealing account of how bullying begins in childhood and “how effortlessly it evolves, and how destructive it becomes.” Fresh from maybe the best performance of the bunch in Urban Tales at the Centaur, Amanda Kellock returns to the director’s seat for this highly anticipated work.
“When I was at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, we programmed the original production of this play,” says Surette. “It’s a beautiful piece of writing. Geordie’s a wonderful company and I like what they’ve been doing—so it was a combination: they were interested, it’s a really cool play, and me bringing something from home with Joan MacLeod’s work, because we’re old friends from out West.”
Photo: David Babcock