Theatre

‘The Last Wife’ gives Katherine Parr the last word in royal drama

Before The Last Wife unfolds, the program notes history buffs should cool it, as many liberties were taken with the events depicted on stage. Canadian playwright Kate Hennig wants drama,…

Victoria Fringe 2016: ‘Art of the Eight Limbs’ weaves disparate threads into a satisfying whole

This is a review of Art of the Eight Limbs. Check out our preview, published Aug. 23, for more on the play’s production. Art of the Eight Limbs, part of the Victoria Fringe…

Victoria Fringe 2016: ‘Birdwatching’ blends dreams and reality for surreal performance

There is nothing unusual about UVic students participating in the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. Since its arrival in Victoria in 1986, the festival has often featured UVic talent: Just last…

Victoria Fringe 2016: Puppets get personal in ‘Does Not Play Well With Others’

What do the lives of children’s puppeteers look like when they step off stage? It’s a question Toronto-based puppeteers and performers Kira Hall and Adam Francis Proulx examine in Does…

Victoria Fringe 2016: ‘Art of the Eight Limbs’ brings diversity to the fore

“Crustaceous but vulnerable” is how Chase Hiebert describes a character in Art of the Eight Limbs, a play he is directing for the Victoria Fringe Festival, which kicks off this…

Summer & Smoke makes the most of the smallest details

“Like a water lily on a Chinese lagoon” was exactly how I felt at the conclusion of Summer & Smoke as the actors took their bows and the audience clapped…

The Valley offers poignant, topical story of resilience

Running all of this month at the Belfry, UVic Writing prof Joan MacLeod’s The Valley is full of universal truths and intimately unique characters. It’s also remarkably topical. The Valley…

‘Describe My Lonely’ flips the script on relationships

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a piece of theatre again to catch all the things you missed, Describe My Lonely’s unique concept offers a compelling reason to do so.…

‘Stepping Out’: shaking it out in 1980s London

The talented folks at Langham Court are grooving to a new beat in their fresh rendition of Richard Harris’ Stepping Out. At once witty and resonant, this comedy delves into…