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“Kindred”: The inherent comedy of a failed relationship

When a relationship ends, what comes next? How does someone rebuild their new life, and how do you do that when your ex-partner moves on? The Belfry Theatre's new comedy…

‘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,…

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…

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…

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…

Warm Victoria welcome for storytelling series

The Flame has been a monthly storytelling event in Vancouver since 2009. Performers must adhere to three rules: the story has to be true, it has to be about you,…