A Christmas Carol at the Belfry Theatre November 28-December 17, 2017. A review.

A Christmas Carol at the Belfry Theatre November 28-December 17, 2017. A review. When Michael Shamata arrived as the Belfry Theatre Artistic Director in 2007, he wanted to bring a treasured theatrical tradition to Victoria—his adapted production of A Christmas Carol, first produced at Theatre New Brunswick in 1990, and then at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto since 2001. The original Belfry production was in 2012, followed by an encore … [Read more...]

A Christmas Carol at the Belfry Theatre December 1-20, 2015. A review.

A Christmas Carol at the Belfry Theatre, December 1-20, 2015. A review. Michael Shamata’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, currently at the Belfry Theatre December 1-20, 2015, represents theatrical craft of the highest level. Under Shamata’s careful and insightful guidance, the large multi-generational cast brings the beloved story to life with thoughtfulness, care and great joy. A Christmas Carol is definitely Shamata’s … [Read more...]

A Christmas Carol at the Belfry Theatre – a review

When Michael Shamata arrived as Artistic Director at the Belfry Theatre in December 2007, he brought with him the remembrance of a much-loved Toronto holiday tradition. Since 2001 he had directed his adaptation of Charles Dickens iconic and standard bearing story, A Christmas Carol, for the Soulpepper Theatre Company, and couldn’t wait to see it staged in Victoria. Now, after 5 years, the wait is over, and avid theatre-goers and lovers of … [Read more...]