Theatre

Mini reviews of Victoria Fringe Festival’s stage this year

The Fringe is back and in person! If you haven’t had a chance to check out any shows before school starts up, here are some bit-sized reviews of what happened…
Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Phoenix Theatre explores love and Shakespeare’s women in new play

What is left to say about William’s Shakespeare’s body of work? As it turns out, a lot. Despite being 400 years old, the Bard’s work continues to be told, reinterpreted,…
SKAM actors Lynnéa Chan, Andrea Lemus, Christian Martin, and Kathryn Popham. Photo by Samantha Duerkson.

It’ll Come To Me is a fever dream worth remembering

If you’ve been to art school, you know that kid who always talks about moving to New York. Maybe it’s you? In It’ll Come to Me presented by Theatre SKAM,…
Dog Sees God poster, photo sourced from Theatre Inconnu Facebook Page.

Theatre Inconnu’s Dog Sees God adds a twist to nostalgic Charlie Brown comics

How does life change as we transition out of childhood? Theatre Inconnu explores this question in their upcoming play, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Directed by UVic…
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Peek Fest offers a chance for new artists to develop

November 3rd marked the beginning of the 5th annual Peek Festival with a combination of public performances with residencies, workshops, and showcases. But while the public can come and view…
Scene from Dead Man's Cell Phone, Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Second act saves all: a review of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

When a phone at a cafe won’t stop ringing, Jean’s decision to answer it launches her into a dead man’s complicated family affairs. As she tries to give his loved…
A shot from “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”. Photo sourced from Blue Bridge's Facebook page.

Blue Bridge goes live with intimate production of “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

How does one express love for another? In Blue Bridge theatre's latest production, the main character expresses his love by calling a radio station and requesting one of the most…
Being Here

The Belfry Theatre’s Being Here powerfully portrayed refugee experiences in Canada

The new initiative, Belfry on Film, brought these stories and more to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions In response to the pandemic, the Belfry Theatre launched Belfry on…
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Blue Bridge brings a warm and uncomplicated retelling of A Christmas Carol to your sitting room

Blue Bridge Repertory returns to the stage with a live-streamed performance of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, starring Stratford-veteran Sanjay Talwar. The performance was a paean to togetherness in a…