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Not Quite Sherlock Finds Itself

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Not Quite Sherlock: The Case of the Deceptive Detective

 
Dust off your deerstalkers and pull out your pipes. Sherlock Holmes is (not quite) coming to Victoria Playhouse!
Chris Gibbs is back and better than ever with his hilarious one-man play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective. But there’s more: Not Quite Sherlock is also a ridiculous comedy about an ex-street-performing comedian attempting to do a one-man comedy play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective.
With wit, charm, timing, and almost no respect for the rules of theatre, Chris Gibbs creates a simple, hilarious theatrical experience unlike any other.
“Gibbs’ performance as the witless and self-deprecating Barnaby is near flawless. His martini-dry wit is characteristically sharp, in both script and performance, and his comic timing is beautiful.” – Joff Schmidt, CBC
“Clueless, guileless and absolutely priceless.” – Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal
“a highly skilled, confident comic actor whose writing is unrelentingly clever and whimsical” – Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Times Columnist
Not Quite Sherlock is at the Victoria Playhouse September 13 – 17.
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Tribute to Erskine Smith On Tap

Erskine Smith was the founding Artistic director of the Victoria Playhouse and a much-loved Island storyteller.

Even though Erskine never heard of the group The Four Tellers, the Four Tellers have all heard of him, and of his passion and gift for storytelling. Two of them, Alan Buchanan and David Weale, performed with him on many occasions and counted him as a friend.

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In this tribute show The Four Tellers will be recalling with affection, and repeating, what they remember of Erskine’s stories, and supplementing them with their own.

The Four Tellers are of four generations – David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Gary Evans and Denny King – and they have been performing to sold-out crowds at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown for three summers.

Their shows recreate the Island tradition of individuals sitting around a kitchen table telling stories, with one drawing the next, like tissues out of a box. You thought that had disappeared? Not quite. It is alive and well in this unique show.

The Four Tellers are alternately poignant, and hilarious, and will entertain you in a way you’ve never been entertained before.

The Tellers are at the Victoria Playhouse September 8 – 10.

Moxam Makes Music at the Victoria Playhouse

Tim Moxam with
Special Guests Nick Doneff and Liz Stringer
MONDAY, August 14th at 7:30pm

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Named one of CBC Musics Hidden Gems for 2016, Moxam’s sound has been likened to Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and David Gray. In a special evening of music at Victoria Playhouse, he is joined by Australia’s Liz Stringer and Charlottetown favourite Nick Doneff.

Why Support the Victoria Theatre?

Why Support the Victoria Playhouse?

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The Victoria Playhouse, housed in the historic Victoria Community Hall, has produced 35 professional Festival Seasons, and is firmly established as a treasured Island tradition.

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As a not for profit organization we rely upon the support of individuals, businesses and public funders to help us present the annual Playhouse Festival. Your donation will help ensure the historic theatre in the tiny community of Victoria by the Sea continues to thrive. Thank you.