Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2018. Day Three.

Reviews of Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Moriarty by David Elendune, produced by Outpost 31 Victoria, The Measure of Love by Nicholas Billon, The Boy in the Chrysalis produced by hapax theatre and Para Dos by Pointe Tango. Day Three was dedicated to all three shows at Langham Court Theatre before heading downtown to the Metro Theatre.  (side note: thanks to Langham for this year’s concession, which was doing brisk business in treats—you can … [Read more...]

The Measure of Love at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Ten years ago, The Measure of Love by Nicholas Billon, with veteran actors Jean Topham and Geli Bartlett, was such a hit at the Victoria Fringe Festival that many fans were turned away disappointed (it was scheduled in the smaller 60 seat Intrepid Theatre Club).  In fact, festival organizers offered the company an extra night in a larger space to accommodate demand. Here’s your chance to find out what all the buzz was about in 2008 with this 2018 … [Read more...]

Iceland by Nicholas Billon at Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2016. A review.

Iceland by Nicholas Billon at Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival 2016. A review. Intense focus and crystalline dialogue propel the economic thriller Iceland, by Governor-General-award-winner Nicolas Billon (WhyNot Theatre), currently onstage at the Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival (March 15-19, 2016). Discordant strings (sound designer Richard Feren) thrum and whine—setting an uneasy feeling even before the action begins. Set design (Joanna Yu) is … [Read more...]