Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Nine.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Nine. Reviews of Rosie Delight--the Amazing One Woman Burlesque Show, Roller Derby Saved My Soul, The Lion, the Bitch and the Wardrobe. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final weekend of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Eight.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Eight.  Reviews of Red Hot Mama (Melanie Gall), High Tea (James and Jamesy), Medicine (TJ Dawe) and Jem Rolls Attacks the Silence. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Seven.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Seven. Reviews of N.O.N.C.E., Magic Unicorn Island and The Quitter. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly advise getting tickets in advance for shows you don’t want to … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Five.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Five. Reviews of For Body and Light, Unpossible! and Ode to Dyads. More information at VictoriaFringe. Tickets through TicketRocket, at the Fringe Box office or at the venue. The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly advise getting tickets in advance for shows you don’t want to miss (or be prepared to line up early). If you like to take your chances (and that is a vital … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Three.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Three. Reviews of SEVEN, The Princess Rescue Force, The Anthropocalypse, Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, Improv Club-an Improvised Chuck Palahniuk. My Victoria Fringe Day Three was full of shows by artists (Broken Rhythms Dance, Robin Gadsby of New Blood Theatre, shayne avec igrec and Johnny McCrae aka 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac, Dave Morris) I’ve come to know and appreciate over the past few years—some … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Two.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Two--Vasilisa, The New Conformity, BITS, Mask Over Matter. Read all my Victoria Fringe 2014 coverage HERE. Fringe tip: Things get busy during the final weekend of the Fringe. To avoid disappointment, I advise getting tickets in advance to shows you are determined to see. The Victoria Fringe Festival 2014 features a wide-variety of shadow puppetry, circus, dance, improvisation and … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day One-Lady Audley’s Secret, Red Herring, Rope of Sand.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day One-Lady Audley's Secret, Red Herring, Rope of Sand. It’s no secret—I love the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival.  Over the course of 11 days audiences have the opportunity to view 300 performances of 55 shows in a wide variety of styles.  It’s this aspect that pleases me the most—the exposure to improv, puppetry, magic, vaudeville, drama, comedy, spoken word, burlesque, dance, physical theatre and … [Read more...]

The Bomb-itty Of Errors at the Belfry Theatre August 5-24, 2014. A review.

The Bomb-itty of Errors by Twenty Something Theatre currently playing in Victoria at the Belfry Theatre (August 5-24) is an explosion of sights, sounds, colours and music, that is sure to appeal to generations raised on hip-hop and rap. The beats (original music Anami Vice) are laid down from the get-go, mixed with dextrous ease by DJ Oker Chen, and flow almost non-stop, save for the odd aside or soliloquy. A day later, and after a full … [Read more...]

TRUNK by Kerploding Theatre August 10th in Victoria BC, August 16th at Gabriola Theatre Festival

TRUNK by Kerploding Theatre.  August 10th in Victoria BC, August 16th at the Gabriola Theatre Festival. I was first introduced to the work of Kerploding Theatre at the Victoria Fringe in 2013, where they won "Pick of the Fringe" for TRUNK.  In the fall I had the opportunity to attend Amelia and the Dwarves, produced as part of the Student Alternative Theatre Company (SATCo) at the University of Victoria, and then this spring watched … [Read more...]

The War of 1812-August 2, 2014. Written by Wes Borg and Paul Mather.

The War of 1812--August 2, 2014. Written by Wes Borg and Paul Mather. Performed one night only in Victoria BC at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad Street) before heading to the Edmonton Fringe. Perpetual funny man and M award-winning performer Wes Borg (2011 and 2012 for Favourite Comedy Performer, 2014 for Top Improv/Sketch or Variety Performer) , presents a special opportunity to see his hit show The War of 1812. Originally written in … [Read more...]