Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2017 Day Seven

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2017 Day Seven Years of study and discipline have resulted in the works of three remarkable companies/artists—Beau & Aero: Crash Landing by A Little Bit Off (Amica Hunter and David Cantor); Interstellar Elder (Snafu Dance Theatre) performed by Ingrid Hansen and created together with Kathleen Greenfield, Britt Small and Emma Zabloski; and Olive Copperbottom: a New Musical by Charles Dickens and Penny … [Read more...]

Olive Copperbottom by Penny Ashton. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Olive Copperbottom by Penny Ashton. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.   Penny Ashton plays a remarkable fifteen characters in what is sure to be a rollicking performance if her last appearance in Promise and Promiscuity is any indication. NB: Olive Copperbottom arrives August 28th and is scheduled for FIVE performances. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? My first ever Fringe … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe Festival 2013 – my “away” picks

I'm a bit of a Fringe fanatic, seeing between 30 and 40 shows in any given year. For my "away" picks, I rely heavily on research, knowledge of past performances, and a network of fellow-Fringers (including Ottawa's Brian M Carroll who has greatly informed this year's picks). As always though, I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, and take chances on shows you might not normally see - don't depend only on my picks; my tastes might … [Read more...]