Inaugural Award Recipient has Bright Future

Luke Ignace is the inaugural recipient of the Erskine Smith Memorial Award for the Performing Arts at Holland College. Despite clearly possessing a talent for theatre, Luke had never considered a career in the performing arts before age fifteen. He was a member of a dance troupe in his native Bahamas, but his plan for post-secondary education … [Read more...]

Thank You for a Super Season!

The Victoria Playhouse Festival closed its 2015 season with a sell-out run of Cathy Jones" latest show Stranger to Hard Work. Quirky, thought provoking, funny and clever. We also were introduced to comedian Chris Gibbs, who opened for Cathy. We hope to see them both back again soon. Rope"s End by Douglas Bowie held the stage from August 8 to … [Read more...]

Johanna Nutter to join Rope’s End Cast

Johanna Nutter has been dubbed ‘one of Montreal’s finest actors’ by theatre critic Pat Donnelly. She first appeared on the Victoria Playhouse stage in 2007 in Trying by Johanna McLelland Glass. She returned to play Shirlery Valentine in 2008 and in 2010 presented her own play My Pregnant Brother.  The solo show about the mother of all identity … [Read more...]

Victoria Playhouse Festival 2015 Announced

The Victoria Playhouse Festival is excited to announce A Season of Love and Laughter beginning June 28 with the hit comedy Sexy Laundry by BC playwright Michelle Riml. Sexy Laundry is funny, flirty and relevant. It tells the age-old story of a couple trying to adapt when the spark is flickering.  Martha Irving and Robert MacLean will play the … [Read more...]

We Have Winners!

 Victoria Playhouse Private Sponsors, Ann & Peter Baker, were chosen via raffle to receive this painting titled New Blossoms, donated by Victoria artist Wendell Dennis. Each year a VP Private Sponsor receives one of Wendell's paintings as a special acknowledgement of their support. A HUGE thank-you to Wendell and to all our Private Sponsors. We … [Read more...]

We’ve Saved THE BESTS for Last!

The Victoria Playhouse will present the maritime premiere of The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor from August 28 - September 14, 2014. Directed by Mark Fraser and starring Corin McFadden and Will McFadden The Best Brothers  was reviewed as "comedy at its purest" by the Toronto Star. Bunny Best has met her hilarious yet unfortunate end a Gay Pride … [Read more...]

Tale of a Town Review

Lennie MacPherson from the Guardian saw the Tale of a Town this week and here are some of his comments: "Its creative high energy approach is unique in the field of heritage preservation... They have crisp timing and a keen grasp of their audience." "With silly props, title cards, and subtle sound effects to boot, it's a production that brims … [Read more...]

Two For One Preview – The Tale of a Town – PEI

A Two For One Special has been announced for the Preview performance of The Tale of a Town - PEI on Friday August 8 beginning at 7:30 pm. The Tale of a Town - PEI comes to the Victoria Playhouse from August 8 – 24. Fixt Point Theatre has been on the Island with their storymobile since early July gathering local tales and creating a performance … [Read more...]

The Tale of a Town – PEI

comes to the Victoria Playhouse  from August 8 - 24. Artistic director Lisa Marie Diliberto        and creative partner Charles Ketchabaw from FIXT POINT Theatre were interviewed by CBC while gathering stories  for their multi-media interactive show. Do you have a story to share? Watch for the Storymobile in your community. Click here to see the … [Read more...]

Kiss The Moon, Kiss the Sun Review by Peter Holden

Rebecca Griffin and Jeremie Saunders in Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun by Norm Foster. Photo: Pamela Price Click below to read a review of Kiss The Moon, Kiss the Sun by Peter Holden from the online review site   … [Read more...]