Les Belles Soeurs at Langham Court Theatre November 15-December 2 2017. A review.

Les Belles Soeurs at Langham Court Theatre November 15-December 2 2017. A review. Take a trip back in time to La Belle Province with Les Belles Soeurs (currently at Langham Court Theatre November 15-December 2, 2017). It’s hard to imagine the circumstances seen from our modern (especially Western Canadian) and socially relativistic time, but to put events into context, when Les Belles Soeurs was written in 1965, abortion and the pill were … [Read more...]

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Langham Court Theatre March 4-21, 2015. A review.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Langham Court Theatre March 4-21, 2015. A review I never had the chance to see Jerry Gosley’s legendary Smile Show (which played in Victoria for over 40 years until the 1970s) but I’m sure his legacy is in good hands after seeing The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Langham Court Theatre (March 4-21, 2015). Drood (the original title of Rupert Holmes’ 1985 musical) is quick-witted, high-energy, expertly  executed, fast … [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...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014. My “local” picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014. My "local" picks. The 28th annual Victoria Fringe Festival August 21-31, 2014. I love the Victoria Fringe Festival. I get to applaud local artists I’ve met over the years, and am always on the look out for people whose works is, as yet, unknown to me. Since falling in love with the fringe in 2006, I regularly see between 30 and 40 fringe shows a year, and attend more theatre during the year.  In addition … [Read more...]