Twelf ish Night by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

Twelf ish Night by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review. Twelf ish Night by Launch Pad Theatre (March 28-April 14 2018) is light and lively, as bubbly and effervescent as the glass of champagne served at the entrance to elegant and stately Craigdarroch Castle. Launch Pad has hit upon an incredible formula for their “Castle shows” which also include a creepy late October production (to coincide with Hallowe’en) and the … [Read more...]

Red Death by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle October 17-31, 2017. A review.

Red Death by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle October 17-31, 2017. A review. Those cool cats at The Castle are hiding a grim secret. Try as they might to pretend everything is “groovy”, all is not well. Doom hangs in the air and seeps into nooks and crevices. Diana Nielsen and Christina Patterson. Photo: Derek Ford The wild and hyper lord of the manor, David Radford glad hands invited guests. Disco tunes fill the air with familiar … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. September-December.

A Fall of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC. September-December. In the last five year period, the number of shows produced has almost tripled.  This fall sees a record 70+ productions, festivals and special events from musicals to improvised theatre,  cabaret to drama, radio plays to solo shows, on stages big and small  in the Capital Region.  Don't let anyone tell you Victoria is a cultural backwater.  Our ticket prices continue to be some of … [Read more...]

Launch Pad Theatre announces 2017 – 2018 A Kingdom for a Stage Season.

Launch Pad Theatre announces  2017 - 2018 A Kingdom for a Stage Season. RED DEATH October 17-31 The gothic and the groovy will meet as you travel back to the psychedelic soul sounds of the seventies and throughout the rooms of Craigdarroch Castle during this dramatic new staging of some of the most unsettling stories of Edgar Allan Poe - It's the end of the world and the last days of Disco! Radio, Mistletoe, & My Man … [Read more...]

Much (Less) Ado About Nothing by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

Much (Less) Ado About Nothing by Launch Pad Theatre at Craigdarroch Castle. A review. Launch Pad Theatre has hit upon a winning formula with their abridged and breezy versions of Shakespeare at Craigdarroch Castle--Bard in the Ballroom.  Their latest, Much (Less) Ado About Nothing—running Thursday through Saturday until April 8th—is vigorous and cheery, as befits a production that is, in theory, staged by a group of friends, circa 1920 in an … [Read more...]

Launch Pad Theatre Company presents Arkenham Abbey at Craigdarroch Castle October 19th – October 31st, 2016

Launch Pad Theatre Company presents Arkenham Abbey at Craigdarroch Castle October 19th – October 31st, 2016. Media release. The Dark Night returns to Craigdarroch Castle! (M Award and Pick-of-the-Fringe winner) Launch Pad Theatre Company brings back their sold out Halloween Spectacular, Arkenham Abbey, a Batmanesque thriller that combines the best elements from the most Gothic Batman comics and spins them into a live horror-comedy. Set … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine October 2016

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine October 2016. Spooky theatre among October events. This content was first published in the October 2016 print edition of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. For theatre enthusiast in Victoria, October represents one of the year’s busiest months with chances to experience shows in every genre in a wide variety of venues—including a scene shop and a federal institution. Whether … [Read more...]