Sean Dixon (photo by David Hou)PG Titus?
It’s Fine; Your Kids are Watching Game of Thrones Anyway
by Spencer Malthouse
Personally, I think there’s a benefit to exposing family audiences to violent themes in the context of canonical literature. Indeed, insofar as one can put a PG rating on suicide, rape, cannibalism, self-immolation, torture, arguable infanticide, and good old-fashioned murder, I’d say Canadian Stage has done quite well. If the kiddies don’t quite understand the language, then the parents can decide just how much they wish to explain.
Loughran also played intriguingly with movement. The sons of the Goth Queen Tamora, played by Michael Man and Gwenlyn Cumyn, shivered and slunk sinuously about the stage to great snake-like effect. I also enjoyed a few of the – slightly overdramatic – deaths including the protracted bleeding out of Prince Bassianus, Alexander Plouffe.