Theatre

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…

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is vaudeville at its finest

Contorted courtesans, Oedipal battles, and star-crossed lovers clamour together under the spotlight this August in Blue Bridge Repertory’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

Local theatre takes on 1963 comedic classic Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park by the late great Neil Simon premiered on Broadway in 1963 and enjoyed lasting popularity, since becoming Simon’s longest-running hit. Now playing in Victoria, the revival…

Mike Delamont confronts difficult childhood in ‘Mama’s Boy’

On Mar. 8, Mama’s Boy opened the 10th annual Spark Festival at the Belfry Theatre. Mike Delamont used every part of his towering six-foot-six frame to deliver a moving, intimate…

Kaleidoscope Theatre’s play ‘The Giver’ showing this weekend

While Victoria’s Kaleidoscope Theatre calls itself a “theatre for young people,” adults and children alike will be mesmerized and haunted by its most recent production of the dystopian play, The…

The Fitting Room takes home gold at this year’s Pick of the Fringe

The 2018 Fringe Festival results are in, and UVic’s theatrical talents are award-winning. The Fitting Room, put on by RoseMarie Productions — a team made up mostly of UVic grads…

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…

Fringe 2018: Last-chance picks

Your last chance saloon picks for what to watch this weekend Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future Kitt & Jane return to the Victoria Fringe…

Fringe 2018: Waiting for the world to end

The Last Garden is the poignant one-man show at this year’s Fringe that you need to see What would you do if you were the last person on earth? For…