theatre review

"Kindred" promo image. Photo sourced from belfry.bc.ca.

“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…
Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Phoenix Theatre explores love and Shakespeare’s women in new play

What is left to say about William’s Shakespeare’s body of work? As it turns out, a lot. Despite being 400 years old, the Bard’s work continues to be told, reinterpreted,…
"The Waste Land" production, photo by Dean Kalyan.

Interpretive Dance Meets Poetry in “The Waste Land”

"The Waste Land" production, photo by Dean Kalyan.
SKAM actors Lynnéa Chan, Andrea Lemus, Christian Martin, and Kathryn Popham. Photo by Samantha Duerkson.

It’ll Come To Me is a fever dream worth remembering

If you’ve been to art school, you know that kid who always talks about moving to New York. Maybe it’s you? In It’ll Come to Me presented by Theatre SKAM,…
Scene from Dead Man's Cell Phone, Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Second act saves all: a review of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

When a phone at a cafe won’t stop ringing, Jean’s decision to answer it launches her into a dead man’s complicated family affairs. As she tries to give his loved…

Comic Potential showcases striking set design and effective changes in tone

Showing at the Phoenix Theatre until Feb. 22, Comic Potential is a polished, romantic, sci-fi comedy. The performance features both comedic and dramatic moments as well as striking set design.

Sondheim’s Company still kicking at 50

Fragile egos, food fetishes, and empty flings collide this month in Langham Court Theatre’s revival of Company, the enduringly cynical 1970 musical comedy from Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Centring…

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.

Happy Days: the theatre of the absurd

The play Happy Days, written by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, is best known for a style called ‘Theatre of the Absurd’. Like in his other masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, Beckett…