Derwin Blanshard Season 2 Episode 2 Sunday October 27th 2013

Derwin Blanshard's Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme, launched in the fall of 2012, returns for the 2nd episode of Season Two. This hilarious post-modern take on the classic TV talk/variety show of the 1950s features - YOU - as a "live" studio audience, plus a plethora of guests drawn from politics, the arts, and quirky pop culture, as well as a recurring cast comprised of Victoria's finest thespians, improvisers and comedians. Join … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre in Victoria BC 2013

A Fall of Theatre in Victoria BC 2013. November 26, 2013. Click for  late November December shows. Fall has arrived, and one of the busiest theatre seasons in my recent memory begins. There are 17 shows (at last count) running in October alone.  Rather than keep you waiting, I've decided to publish this post in preliminary fashion with dates up to the end of October. I'll add November and December shortly. We barely had a chance to … [Read more...]

Dr Andrew Weaver – acclaimed climate scientist and – actor?

Dr Andrew Weaver, acclaimed climate scientist, Nobel Prize winner, Oak Bay Gordon Head Green Party candidate and – actor? It was a chance comment by “Corky Blanshard” (in real life, actor Kathryn Popham) that lead me to the story of Dr Weaver’s transformation. I knew he had been a guest of Derwin Blanshard (Wes Borg) for Episode Two of Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme, but how had he come to have a recurring, if … [Read more...]

The Derwin Blanshard Show – Episode 3 – Sunday November 25th 2012

I haven’t had the chance to attend yet, but the promise of discounted tickets for arriving in “fancy dress” and the prospect of watching some of the most talented performers I know, ensures that I simply MUST be at Episode 3 of “Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme” this coming Sunday November 25th. After a sold-out first two shows (in September and October), The Victoria Event Centre and Wes Borg are proud to present … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre in Victoria BC 2012

Summer (replete with plays and festivals) is over, school and university are back in session, and the Victoria theatre community is pulling out all the stops for a fantastic fall that will see close to 30 shows and events. Belfry Theatre starts the season with the Tony-award-winning play Red, direction by Artistic Director Michael Shamata in a co-production with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and is followed shortly after by the Canadian College … [Read more...]