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Members of the cast of the Axis Theatre Company production of RIP! A Winkle in Time.

Theatre review: RIP! A Winkle in Time fails to live up to expectations

The opening scene of Axis Theatre’s RIP! A Winkle in Time is simply magical: a high stakes combination of acrobatics and visuals.  Unfortunately, that...
The cast of Kim's Convenience on stage at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage through May 24. Photo by Bruce Monk.

Theatre review: Kim’s Convenience plays out like a warm and fuzzy homegrown sitcom

With only a few structural changes, Kim’s Convenience could easily become the first four episodes in a new Canadian sitcom. Episode One: Appa and Umma Playwright...
Improvisers compete for bananas in Vancouver TheatreSports League's Gorilla Theatre.

Actors work for bananas in Gorilla Theatre

Vancouver TheatreSports League has returned to its roots with Gorilla Theatre, the latest of three original improvisational formats developed by TheatreSports creator Keith Johnstone...
Melissa Oei as Vivie Warren and Linda Quibell as Mrs. 'Kitty' Warren in the Alley Theatre production of Mrs. Warren's Profession on stage at the Rickshaw Theatre through April 27. Photo by Kaarina Lenalainen.

Theatre review: Mrs. Warren’s Profession is teeming with talent

The Alley Theatre production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession is teeming with talent, but misses an opportunity by not using its unique locale to full...
Emelia Symington Fedy leads a class in The Chop Theatre / Boca del Lupo production of Through the Gaze of a Navel.

Theatre review: Through the Gaze of a Navel may very well be the quintessential...

There are a few things that are quintessentially Vancouver: the mountains, the seawall, our constant chatter about the weather, our addiction to coffee and,...
Colby Wilson, Meaghan Chenosky, Sebastien Archibald, Ted Cole and Emma Slipp in the ITSAZOO Productions presentation of Killer Joe. Photo by Andrew Klaver.

Theatre review: Killer Joe will take you out of your comfort zone

Who knew that a visit to a trailer park could be so much damn fun? ITSAZOO Productions once again proves themselves the masters of site-specific...

Theatre review: The Bomb-itty of Errors has an infectious and boundless energy

When The Bomb-itty of Errors first burst onto the scene in Vancouver two years ago, it was not only number five on my top...
Alley Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Rickshaw Theatre April 22 to 27. Photo by Kaarina Venalainen.

Mrs. Warren’s Profession still finds relevancy in our modern world

Talk about serendipity.  Looking for a monologue to audition with the Shaw Festival, Alley Theatre’s Marisa Smith was given a copy of Mrs. Warren’s...
Entirely unscripted, Throne and Games promises to bring to life your favourite characters in a battle for the now empty Iron Improv Throne of Westeros.

The quest for supremacy in Throne and Games

With fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones just beginning to see what is in store for season four, Vancouver’s The Fictionals Comedy...
It's a Hard Knock Life for these orphans in the Royal City Musical Theatre Production of Annie. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: Annie is a delight

There is nothing like a good dose of musical theatre optimism to forget your troubles, and none does it better than Annie. With a musical...
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