Fringe Fest: Shakespeare gets ‘wyrd’

I never thought that William Shakespeare’s plays would be told well through contemporary dance and collective movement theatre, but in the case of DamnSpot Theatre’s production of The Wyrd Sisters,…

Fringe Fest: Fallout leaves a mark

“Who would you bring to the end of the world?” and “What’s with the grapefruits?” aren’t questions you’d normally hear together, or questions you’d hear at all. But Markus Spodzieja…

Fringe Fest: Two has us seeing double

The Martlet recently spoke with Two’s Kat Taddei and Colette Habel ahead of the show’s premiere. You can read it here. This review does contain some spoilers.  As I previously wrote…

UVic duo team up for Fringe Festival debut

At this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival, two shows called Two will take the stage. The humour of this coincidence isn’t lost on Colette Habel and Kat Taddei, respectively the director…

OUTstages makes a spectacular debut

The poster for OUTstages draws the eye with a gorgeous headshot of a drag queen in pink lipstick and pearls. I was intrigued by the festival’s tagline, “Victoria’s first queer…

Alanna Mitchell brings scientific perspective to Intrepid Theatre

Science, journalism, activism, and theatre — there’s something for everyone in Alanna Mitchell’s one-woman show Sea Sick, which ran May 13–14 at Metro Studio. Mitchell’s self-written and produced monologue, based on her…

Macbeth brings a moody display of local talent

A crimson glow, flashes of lightning and scary shadows mark the eleventh century as actors travel back in time for Brian Richmond’s adaptation of the Scottish Play. Blue Bridge Theatre’s…

EVENTS March 20-26

COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT FOR OUR FOOD SYSTEMS Is growing your own food something that is important to you? Head down to City Hall and show support for local food systems…

Mad, musical Mozart takes over the Phoenix stage

On Wednesday, March 11, UVic’s theatre department presented the second preview night of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. The Department of Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students…

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