Pacific Northwest Puppetry Festival and Puppets for Peace Celebration September 19-21, 2014. Victoria BC.

Pacific Northwest Regional Puppetry Festival and Puppets for Peace September 19-21, 2014. Victoria BC. If you love puppets, you will be thrilled at the upcoming Puppets for Peace Celebration September 19-21, 2014 (in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Puppet Festival).  For over a year local puppeteer Tim Gosley (Fraggle Rock, Sesame Park) has been working tirelessly, aided by collaborators and volunteers, to bring this event to fruition.  … [Read more...]

Rare Opportunity – Beijing Shadow Puppet Troupe at Merlin’s Sun Theatre

The line-up at Merlin's Sun Theatre continues to impress! Saturday June 2nd, Tim Gosley presents a most rare and unique opportunity to experience the mastery and artistry of Chinese shadow puppetry with Cui Yongping & Wang Shuqin visiting from Beijing, and special guest Grant Hayter-Menzies.  During the cultural revolution the Chinese puppeteers hid their vast array of puppets in their home in order to save them. Join these esteemed guests … [Read more...]

Mistletoe Wish at Merlin’s Sun Theatre

Just in time for the holidays comes another announcement from Merlin's Sun Theatre. A Musical Play with Puppets - featuring your favourite crooner Christmas carols. A merry troupe of local singers and actors join puppets in presenting a singalong adaptation of the classic Christmas film Christmas in Connecticut.  Their version is entitled A Mistletoe Wish, and they have incorporated many well-loved "songs of the season", such as … [Read more...]

Merlin’s Sun Theatre – little known theatrical space in Victoria BC

Tucked away in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Fairfield is one of Victoria’s best kept theatrical secrets – a small 50 seat, purpose-built home theatre. Originally known as La Run, and constructed in 1995 by Romany Miller, it is now the home of Timothy Gosley, Petra Kixmoeller and their two children. During its previous incarnation, La Run hosted many readings, and evenings of music. Publicity was mainly word of mouth … [Read more...]

Fringe Fundraiser – Canterbury Cocktails

This is the year for Fringe fundraisers and readings - several have come to my attention lately. Please let me know if you are aware of more and I'll happily promote them through this blog and my various social media streams.  Thanks to Yule Heibel for the link to Julian Cervello of Scrumpy Productions. Photo: David Lowes Julian presents Canterbury Cocktails as a fundraiser Wednesday July 27th at Merlin's Sun Theatre in Fairfield. This intimate … [Read more...]