A Winter of Theatre in Victoria BC – Jan/Feb 2013

Theatre companies in Victoria are launching 2013 with a number of dark plays (some of them dark comedies) deemed “suitable for mature audiences”, as well as ground-breaking trans-media and immersive experiences at the new Winterlab Festival. Families will be happy to hear of a new Family Theatre Festival, and lovers of multi-cultural story telling will want to check out WorldPlay (re-scheduled to March 7-10th) Sin City returns for a third … [Read more...]

The Ugly Duckling Puppet Show by Tim Gosley

I've written before about Tim Gosley, the acclaimed local puppeteer (mentor to Ingrid Hansen among others) and owner of Merlin's Sun Home Theatre.  Now, you have a chance to see him in the show that helped him get hired by the Muppets! This Saturday and Sunday (March 31st, April 1st) BY DONATION at Merlin's Sun, come and celebrate Tim's 30+ year old show. It's been to Germany, Austria, the UK and across Canada.  With special guest puppets: … [Read more...]

Traditional Indonesian Puppetry Workshop at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre

I've written before about the intimate performance space at Merlin's Sun Theatre in Victoria BC. Timothy Gosley and Petra Kixmoeller have worked hard to create a theatre with a variety of performances and classes, suitable for many ages groups.  Tim, a well known puppeteer, has convinced Javanese puppet master Sutrisno Hartano to offer a workshop (Victoria's first) in traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry (Wayang Kulit). … [Read more...]