A Summer of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. Ah—summer! The regular theatre season concludes and audiences can look forward to festivals and evenings outdoors.  Although the volume slows down somewhat, there are still plenty of wonderful seasonal surprises for your viewing pleasure. This list is current as of June 1 2016.  I will continue to update it as shows are announced. June 2016 Pizazz and All That Jazz at Jim Pattison Toyota a … [Read more...]

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy in 2016.

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016 Arts companies all over the region are producing works by Shakespeare—some adapted and re-imagined—to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Where There’s A Will Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival Craigdarroch Castle February 18 — 21 and 24 — 27, 8pm 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy, and we are having a party! Join the … [Read more...]

The Tempest by Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea July 2-August 2, 2015. A review.

The Tempest by Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea July 2015. A review. Victoria is a city rich in outdoor sites for summer cultural events, and one of the most spectacular has to be the seaside from Dallas Road. Robert Light, founder of Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea, now in its fourth season, decided to capitalize on the amazing views of sea, mountains and passing ships for the staging of his festival, which joins the ranks of over … [Read more...]

Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea presents Hamlet and The Tempest at Clover Point Park July 2-August 2 2015

Victoria's Shakespeare by the Sea presents Hamlet and The Tempest at Clover Point Park July 2-August 2 2015. Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea embarks on a multi-year exploration of Shakespeare's mind on women,and aims to illuminate the consequences of misogyny with the three year trilogy Shakespeare and Women. “This year we present Hamlet, a young man estranged from his mother. Next year we will do Othello, a middle-aged man suspicious of his … [Read more...]

When I’m 64. Playreading August 26th 2013

First-time playwright, Comox resident JS Hill debuts When I’m 64 with a play reading Monday August 26th at Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea (Clover Point). Hill was invited by Robert Light, director of Shakespeare by the Sea.  “This is artists helping artists - our way of giving back to the community,” he said. Faced with a lack of roles for women of “a certain age” Hill began writing When I’m 64. Although based on situations and … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre in Victoria BC 2013.

Summer is off to a bang in local theatre. No sooner did May wind up with Intrepid Theatre’s 16th annual UNO Fest, the inaugural  Little Fernwood UFO (UNO offsite) and the first show in new company Epiphany Productions schedule (Godspell), than summer announces an incredible line-up of regular season offerings and unexpected surprises. Local actors Andrew Bailey (the Adversary), Izad Etamadi (Borderland), Mike Delamont (God is a Scottish Drag … [Read more...]

A Summer of Shakespeare in Victoria BC – 2012

The summer of 2012 will see not one, not two, but THREE Shakespeare companies develop shows for your viewing pleasure. Joining the veteran Greater Victoria Shakespeare Society, will be Keep It Simple Productions, now in their sophmore year, and for the first time, Victoria's Shakespeare by the Sea.  Whether you are a fan of the histories, tragedies, or comedies - there is an offering for you.  You can stretch out on a blanket outdoors, chose to … [Read more...]