Pericles the Hopeful Mariner at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2018. A review.

Pericles the Hopeful Mariner at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2018. A review. Can anything compare to a beautiful summer evening, seated warm and cozy under the towering Garry Oaks of Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus, to hear the immortal words of the Bard of Avon?  It’s one of my favourite theatrical experiences—one shared by many, whether fervent Shakespeare aficionados or newcomers. It’s easy to imagine, when the narrator of … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Two.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2016. Day Two. Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 4, 2016. Reviews of 6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation by Tim Motley, Art of the Eight Limbs by Kat Taddei (Vino Buon Productions), Birdwatching by Jack Hayes (First N Last Productions), Space Hippo by Mochinosha the Wishes Mystical Puppet Company.  All at Venue 7, the Roxy Theatre (2657 Quadra Street).  Please note: I'll post the … [Read more...]

Wild Honey at the UVic Phoenix Theatre February 11 – 20, 2016. A review.

Wild Honey at the UVic Phoenix Theatre February 11 - 20, 2016. A review. Wild Honey, by Michael Frayn, currently at the UVic Phoenix Theatre (February 11-20, 2016) is equal parts Greek tragedy, Shakespearean comedy of errors, and modern day soap opera, liberally salted with Frayn’s signature farcical stylings. Frayn, well-known for the hilarious comedy Noises Off, and the award-winning drama Copenhagen, was also a Russian translator in his … [Read more...]