Theatre

Hair Funeral promo image provided by Ciaran Volke.

“Hair Funeral” pulls off semi-improvised approach

An improv show lives and dies off the performers’ abilities to play to the audience. It can be argued that all live performances are dependent on this, but it is…
Capitol 6 fig tree, photo by Atum Beckett.

What’s happening to the Capitol 6 fig tree?

The construction of a new commercial building to replace Capitol 6 Theatres downtown has been approved, and it has left the fate of its iconic indoor fiddle-leaf fig tree a…

In review: “Going All the Way”

Going All The Way is a play about two friends, Avery and Beatrice, as they finish up university. For their final fine arts project, they decide to teach sex-ed —…

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…
Graphic provided by PEEK Fest.

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…

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