Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre 2017-2018 season. Tenth anniversary.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre 2017-2018 season. Tenth anniversary. Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is excited to announce their 2018 (and 10th Anniversary!) Season: April 24-May 6 - Swan Song (and Other Farces) An evening of hysterical one-act plays by Anton Chekhov, including Swan Song, The Proposal, The Bear and On The Harmfulness of Tobacco. May 29-June 10 - All My Sons Arthur Miller's masterpiece about the ties that bind and … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC

A Fall of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC Fall, with its abundance of theatre performances, is once again here--I count an astonishing forty performances in the period September-December 2016 (and am sure there will be more announced! This article will be updated regularly as I become aware of them.) The Belfry Theatre celebrates a 41st season that is "Contemporary.Canadian." with an emphasis on plays by women, about women, directed by … [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...]

Theatrical Treats for Halloween in Victoria BC

Since time immemorial people have gathered together at this turn in the seasons, as night falls earlier and earlier, and conversation around campfires, hearths and living rooms has turned to spooky and scary tales.  Victoria theatre companies have seized upon this desire for the frightful, and propose a panoply of plays for your viewing pleasure. In addition, the ever popular Ghost Bus Tours narrated by local historian John Adams, a fundraiser … [Read more...]

Dracula: The Blood is the Life – Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

As darkness falls earlier and earlier, comes a hankering for terrifying tales to entertain us during long evenings. At times, we stumble from the comfort of warm homes, enticed by the prospects of time spent wandering the hallways of a stately mansion in the company of accomplished thespians. Giggling Iguana Productions and Launch Pad Productions propose a creative re-telling and re-working of the Dracula legend for your pleasure. poster by … [Read more...]

The Fall of the House of Usher – Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

I love site specific theatre. For me, going to a play is visceral  - the sights (costumes, sets, décor) sounds, and sometimes smells (gunpowder) combining to create an emotional experience.  Adding the ability to live within the décor only serves to heighten this feeling. Giggling Iguana and director Ian Case have been creating site specific work in Victoria since 2001 at Craigdarroch Castle, beginning with Ian's adaptation of The Fall of the … [Read more...]