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...]

Theatre Recap for 2012

Following on Lois Watson's lead, (Lois is a stage manager based in Vancouver who I originally met online), here is my theatre recap for 2012.  I saw 105 productions (a far cry from Lois' 174): 67 during the regular season, and 38 at the Victoria Fringe Festival.  I've listed them in chronological order. There were 72 theatre related posts on this blog, including 28 reviews, 3 interviews, 5 seasonal posts and over 20 previews.  I'd like to … [Read more...]

Theatre for the holidays in Victoria BC, December 2012

There's nothing quite like the theatre to whisk you away, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with tickets to an awesome show and time with family and friends. The theatrical offerings this year from December 21st to year end are varied, ranging from the traditional (A Christmas Carol and St Luke's Christmas pantomine), to variety/vaudeville (Derwin Blanshard and Atomic Vaudeville) , dance (Pandora's Box), and even more … [Read more...]

A Fall of Theatre in Victoria BC 2012

Summer (replete with plays and festivals) is over, school and university are back in session, and the Victoria theatre community is pulling out all the stops for a fantastic fall that will see close to 30 shows and events. Belfry Theatre starts the season with the Tony-award-winning play Red, direction by Artistic Director Michael Shamata in a co-production with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and is followed shortly after by the Canadian College … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre in Victoria BC 2012

A wonderful summer of theatre awaits with productions by Theatre Inconnu and Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre underway.  What do you plan to see from the shows outlined below?  Will some skillful scheduling, I hope to take them all in! JUNE The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh Theatre Inconnu June 1 – 16 It’s 11 o’clock in the morning in a council flat on the Walworth Road. In two hours’ time, as is normal, three Irish men will have consumed six … [Read more...]

This is Twisted Theatre presents Batman’s Great Mystery Part Two

Do you enjoy podcasts and audio books?  Find yourself listening to words and music while closing your eyes? Then, you might enjoy the second in a series of radio plays by This Is Twisted Theatre - Batman's Great Mystery Part Two - June 13/14th at the Intrepid Theatre Club. This is Twisted Theatre was formed late in 2011 by Rod Peter Jr, local comedian known for his roles with Random Selection of Chairs, Atomic Vaudeville, Terra Firm (Victoria … [Read more...]

This is Twisted Theatre presents: Batman’s Great Mystery

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s …… The talented crew at Twisted Theatre bring an original 1948 radio play to Victoria audiences, complete with some of your favourite thespians and technical staff. Join them Saturday May 19th for Twisted Radio Play’s “Batman’s Great Mystery! … [Read more...]