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…

Cats, clowns, and Christmas: Comedy Pet Theatre comes to Victoria

Straight from Las Vegas, a quirky, family-oriented holiday show will come to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium this Saturday. Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre is exactly what it sounds like: a comedic…

Ghosts of Christmas Carols past: Belfry stages fresh take on Christmas classic

Sometimes I find that the older I get, the harder it is to feel festive at Christmas. Between exam season, financial stress, and family drama I can get to be…

Jack Hodgins theatre adaptation rolls full steam ahead

Theatre Inconnu’s latest offering is a brand-new reworking of a West Coast classic. Spit Delaney’s Island reimagines the title story of Jack Hodgins’ 1976 collection of the same name, now…

Marat/Sade’s theatre of cruelty shocking, engaging

“It’s a call to revolution,” says Jimmy Tait, director of The Canadian College of Performing Arts’ (CCPA) upcoming performance  of Peter Weiss’ play Marat/Sade from Oct. 22–24. Marat/Sade, its full…

400 years of Shakespeare something to sing about

In celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare, the Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) opens this season with Otello, one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most successful and challenging operas. “The role of Otello…

Turn up for Speed-the-Plow

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with corruption, misogyny, and betrayal? It’s the Belfry Theatre’s 40th anniversary season, and the first show on the program is Speed-the-Plow, by…

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