The Valley by Joan MacLeod at the Belfry Theatre February 5-28, 2016. A review.

The Valley by Joan MacLeod at the Belfry Theatre February 5- 28, 2016. A review. The Valley by Joan MacLeod (currently at the Belfry Theatre February 5-28, 2016) is tight, taut, topical theatre, unrestrained in its deep and compassionate examination of a very contemporary and universal issue. In the years since Rober Dziekanski’s death prompted Joan MacLeod to begin writing The Valley, devastating encounters between police officers and … [Read more...]

Shirley Valentine, Blue Bridge Theatre, a review

I’m an un-abashed Nicola Cavendish and Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre fan with a penchant for plucky characters of the sort portrayed in the award-winning Willy Russell play Shirley Valentine.  I’ve had the great pleasure of seeing Cavendish in her initial Victoria performance of Shirley Valentine at the Belfry Theatre in 1991, and interviewed her recently about her evolution in the role (the Victoria run culminates a current Canadian tour that … [Read more...]