Twelf ish Night by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

Twelf ish Night by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review. Twelf ish Night by Launch Pad Theatre (March 28-April 14 2018) is light and lively, as bubbly and effervescent as the glass of champagne served at the entrance to elegant and stately Craigdarroch Castle. Launch Pad has hit upon an incredible formula for their “Castle shows” which also include a creepy late October production (to coincide with Hallowe’en) and the … [Read more...]

Red Death by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle October 17-31, 2017. A review.

Red Death by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle October 17-31, 2017. A review. Those cool cats at The Castle are hiding a grim secret. Try as they might to pretend everything is “groovy”, all is not well. Doom hangs in the air and seeps into nooks and crevices. Diana Nielsen and Christina Patterson. Photo: Derek Ford The wild and hyper lord of the manor, David Radford glad hands invited guests. Disco tunes fill the air with familiar … [Read more...]

Launch Pad Theatre announces 2017 – 2018 A Kingdom for a Stage Season.

Launch Pad Theatre announces  2017 - 2018 A Kingdom for a Stage Season. RED DEATH October 17-31 The gothic and the groovy will meet as you travel back to the psychedelic soul sounds of the seventies and throughout the rooms of Craigdarroch Castle during this dramatic new staging of some of the most unsettling stories of Edgar Allan Poe - It's the end of the world and the last days of Disco! Radio, Mistletoe, & My Man … [Read more...]

Much (Less) Ado About Nothing by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

Much (Less) Ado About Nothing by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review. Launch Pad Theatre has hit upon a winning formula with their abridged and breezy versions of Shakespeare at Craigdarroch Castle--Bard in the Ballroom.  Their latest, Much (Less) Ado About Nothing—running Thursday through Saturday until April 8th—is vigorous and cheery, as befits a production that is, in theory, staged by a group of friends, circa 1920 in an … [Read more...]

Launch Pad Theatre Company presents Arkenham Abbey at Craigdarroch Castle October 19th – October 31st, 2016

Launch Pad Theatre Company presents Arkenham Abbey at Craigdarroch Castle October 19th – October 31st, 2016. Media release. The Dark Night returns to Craigdarroch Castle! (M Award and Pick-of-the-Fringe winner) Launch Pad Theatre Company brings back their sold out Halloween Spectacular, Arkenham Abbey, a Batmanesque thriller that combines the best elements from the most Gothic Batman comics and spins them into a live horror-comedy. Set … [Read more...]

The Charming of the Shrew by Launch Pad Theatre Co March 31-April 9 2016 at Craigdarroch Castle

The Charming of the Shrew by Launch Pad Theatre Co March 31-April 9 2016 at Craigdarroch Castle. In the elegant surroundings of a beautiful mansion, a group of cultured ladies and gentlemen bid you welcome as they proceed to desport themselves for your enjoyment.  David Radford and Christina Patterson of Launch Pad Theatre Co. present a vigorous modern version of Shakespeare’s classic, now re-named, The Charming of the Shrew. As a conceit, … [Read more...]

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy in 2016.

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016 Arts companies all over the region are producing works by Shakespeare—some adapted and re-imagined—to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Where There’s A Will Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival Craigdarroch Castle February 18 — 21 and 24 — 27, 8pm 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy, and we are having a party! Join the … [Read more...]

Arkenham Abbey—Theatre for a Dark Night at Craigdarroch Castle October 15-31, 2015.

Arkenham Abbey—Theatre for a Dark Night at Craigdarroch Castle October 14-31, 2015. This year Ian Case of Giggling Iguana Productions and “Castle-show” initiator hands over the reins having announced his retirement in 2014 after 15 fright-filled years. Case will be remembered for hits The Fall of the House of Usher, The War of the Worlds, I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The … [Read more...]

Hedda Gabler by Working Class Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

Hedda Gabler by Working Class Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle April 28 – May 6, 2015. A review. There can be no more perfect setting for the great classic by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen than the dance hall and sitting room on the fourth floor of Craigdarroch Castle. Surrounded by luxurious woodwork, ornate staircases and deep bay windows, in a building of the same period as the play, one cannot help but be pulled back in time to a society … [Read more...]

Spooky Arts Events in Victoria BC October – November 2014

Spooky Arts Events in Victoria BC October-November 2014 Hallowe’en approaches. As the days get shorter and dark nights beckon, local Victoria arts groups have submerged themselves with gusto into the spirit of this spooky season, offering up all manner of arts events for your pleasure. Frankenstein by Mily Mumford Inspired by the work of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley October 17, 18, 23-26, 30 and November 1st 7 and 9 pm. Emily Carr House … [Read more...]