Category Archives: Theatre

East Van Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

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Celebrating its 5th year, the Theatre Replacement East Van Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White. In this tale our heroine flees the Queen of North Vancouver across the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and lands straight into the … Continue reading

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Alley Theatre: The Ridiculous Darkness

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Alley Theatre, in partnership with Neworld Theatre, leaps into the  Fall season with a rare, large-scale, multi-community production. This is a stage adaptation and North American premiere of an award-winning radio play from by Germany’s Wolfram Lotz. The Ridiculous Darkness … Continue reading

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The Cultch: Daisy Theatre’s “Little Dickens”

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World-renowned puppeteer Ronnie Burkett returns to The Cultch! The cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever. Faded Daisy diva, Esmé Massengill, plays the role of miserly, drunken, bitter Esmé … Continue reading

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United Players: Taken At Midnight Rings Chillingly True

First, a great big “Thank You” to the United Players’ Artistic Director, Andree Karas, for bringing Mark Hayhurst’s phenomenal play about Hitler’s early days from London to West Point Grey. This is a true story, about one courageous, intelligent, thoughtful … Continue reading

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Arts Club’s King Charles III and a unique conspiracy

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King Charles III, now playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre is a “Royal Fantasy,” and it’s an interesting concept. If you like conspiracy theories, this is a good one. However, it does fall into tabloid journalism style by the … Continue reading

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United Players “Taken At Midnight”

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TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT by Mark Hayhurst. Germany, 1931. Lawyer Hans Litten is famed for the brilliance with which he defends opponents of the Nazi movement. When he calls Adolf Hitler as the star witness in the trial of a band … Continue reading

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Touchstone Theatre: Happy Place touches the heart and mind

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Is there such a thing as “The Perfect Play” for our times? Pamela Mal Sinha’s “Happy Place” comes close. Very close. The subject is difficult and may make you squirm in your seat, but within a few minutes you realize … Continue reading

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Arts Club Theatre: King Charles III

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Mike Bartlett’s  award-winning drama King Charles III has its Canadian premiere at the Arts Club’s Stanley Industrial Alliance stage. Based on an imagining of the British monarchy following the death of Queen Elizabeth, it is a Shakespearean play for a … Continue reading

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