Fringe Festival

Five retrospects of selected 2019 Fringe performances

For those who missed it, those who prefer the rustle of the paper to the bustle of the playhouse, and those who just want something to argue about, here are…

Celebrating GRL PWR at the Fringe Festival

GRL PWR, short for girl power, is a musical celebration of the best of girl groups and how they present feminism to their audience. This Fringe Festival is nostalgic, educational,…

Summer Bucket List speaks to shared heartfelt experiences

Summer Bucket List at the Victoria Fringe Festival is a wonderfully written experience, courtesy of playwright Ellery Lamm. There are some great “laugh-out-loud” moments, made even better through fantastic acting.

Fringe 2018: Learning to love “To Hug”

Pepper spray, pink dresses, and airports — all you need, really Like many great stories, Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug begins in an airport. In the play, Bennett manages to…

At 32, Fringe festival as exciting as ever

Popular UVic-heavy theatre festival kicks off August 22 The Fringe Festival may be in its early 30s, but it’s not showing any signs of a mid-life crisis. The festival, now…

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…