Magic Unicorn Island by Jayson McDonald. Uno Fest May 2015.

Magic Unicorn Island by Jayson McDonald. Uno Fest May 2015.  This is a review of a previous production I saw at the Victoria Fringe Festival in August 2014. Jayson McDonald first popped up in Fringe consciousness the year Giant Invisible Robot played the Intrepid Theatre Club in 2007 (and promptly sold out). Since then he’s become a regular not only at the Victoria Fringe Festival but also at UNO Fest. Audiences love his lanky physical … [Read more...]

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say I’m a bit of a Fringe fanatic – over the years since I got back in to fringing, I’ve gone from seeing a handful of shows in 2006 to 42 shows at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. For the first time I also contributed 32 reviews. Here are my recommendations for shows that were in Victoria this year (or last), either at the … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Seven.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Seven. Reviews of N.O.N.C.E., Magic Unicorn Island and The Quitter. More information at Victoria Fringe. Purchase tickets at TicketRocket, the Intrepid Theatre box office, or at the venue one hour prior to the show. Don’t forget—you’ll need a Fringe visa button ($6). The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly advise getting tickets in advance for shows you don’t want to … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014. My “away” picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2014 my “away” picks. The 28th annual Victoria Fringe Festival August 21-31 2014. I love the Victoria Fringe Festival. I get to applaud visiting artists whose work I have come to know over the years, and am always on the look out for people who are, as yet, unknown to me. Since falling in love with the fringe in 2006, I regularly see between 30 and 40 fringe shows, and attend more theatre during the year.  In … [Read more...]

Underbelly – Uno Fest 2013. A review.

Jayson McDonald’s Underbelly, UNO Fest 2013, is a considerable achievement for this perennial Fringe favourite performer who came to the attention of Victoria Fringe audiences with the sleeper hit Giant Invisible Robot in 2007.  In the intervening years his shows Boat Load, Fall Fair and Gunpowder have played to sold out audiences. His ability to craft and portray an entire cast of characters single-handedly is remarkable; the plasticity of … [Read more...]