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Charlie Gallant & Ghazal Azarbad will appear in the stage adaptation of the award-winning film Shakespeare in Love at this year's Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Photo and image design by Emily Cooper.

Dogs may rule the stage, but it is love that conquers in Bard on...

W.C. Fields famously once said you should “never work with animals and children”. Apparently, director Daryl Cloran didn’t get the memo. Having just finished directing...
Many of the nominees were on hand at the BMO Theatre Centre for announcement of nominations for the 37th Annual Jessie Awards. The awards will be be handed out at a ceremony at Bard on the Beach on July 15.

Fifty productions vie for this year’s Jessie Awards

An impressive fifty productions are up for awards at the 37th Annual Jessie Awards, as the nominations were revealed in a ceremony today at...
#FridayFive: 5 shows worth seeing on a Vancouver stage

#FridayFive: 5 shows worth seeing on a Vancouver stage

It's a rare occurrence where we can recommend five shows at once. Based on reviews from our contributors, here is a quintet of theatre...
Caleb Lagayan as Peter and members of the cast of the Eternal Theatre Collective production of Bare. Photo by Jimmy Kwan.

Theatre review: Bare is a shaky stepping stone to bigger things

It’s easy to see why a company like Eternal Theatre Collective (ETC) would be drawn to a musical like Bare. Edgy and controversial, it...
Members of the cast of Matilda the Musical. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Matilda the Musical is mischievous, magical, and marvellous

If ever there was a reason for moving Christmas to June, this is it.  In fact there couldn’t be a better holiday or celebration...
The cast of Iron Peggy.

Theatre review: Iron Peggy takes risks and isn’t afraid to go to some dark...

Like war, for some children at least, school can be hell. It is from this unlikely analogy comes the premiere of Métis playwright Marie...
Ladyparts feels like SNL meets the Baroness von Sketch Show meets Broad City. Photo by Mark Halliday.

Theatre review: Ladyparts is a celebration of women everywhere

Created by Katey Hoffman and Cheyenne Mabberley, the makers of the knock-out The After After Party, Ladyparts is an absolute riot, in a no-holds...
The cast of the rice & beans theatre production of Chicken Girl. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: Chicken Girl could use a focus

At the top of Derek Chan’s new play Chicken Girl we are told, through a series of projections, about the evolution of the wishbone....
In Ce qu’on attend de moi an audience member becomes the star of the show. Photo by Jérémie Battaglia.

Theatre review: Ce qu’on attend de moi pushes boundaries

Anyone who was bowled over by Le Soulier earlier this year, should hurry to Performance Works on Granville Island, where Ce qu’on attend de...
Bard on the Beach celebrates 30 years under its iconic red and white tents with mainstage productions of The Taming of the Shrew and Shakespeare in Love. Photo and image design by Emily Cooper.

Wild West inspired Shakespeare comedy and stage adaptation of an Oscar-winning movie headline this...

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival will feature a new interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s more controversial works,...

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