Once at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review.

Once at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. A review. Once (currently at the Chemainus Theatre Festival to March 10) is a breath of fresh air in the world of the contemporary musical. Once had an unusual progression to the stage, and a backstory to rival the script—originally conceived by John Carney as a low-budget Irish film, songwriters Glen Hansard (frontman of The Flames, an indie rock group of some repute) and Markéta Irglová (a young … [Read more...]

The Walworth Farce by Theatre Inconnu – review

It took 18 tries before Graham McDonald, Theatre Inconnu’s Associate Artistic Director, was able to secure the rights to Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce (on now at Little Fernwood Hall until June 16th). For his patience,Victoria audiences are about to be rewarded with a diaspora tale-within- a-tale, a farce of mythical proportions and great black-comedic appeal. Walsh is a leading light in contemporary Irish theatre, coming to prominence at … [Read more...]