Face masks are recommended but optional.
January 19, 2023 - February 12, 2023
Canada, 1915. This play centres around the true story of the first woman who was sentenced to hang in Alberta for a crime that, when a similar one was committed by a man, was seen as “defending the decency of his home”. A frank and scrutinizing look at marriage, manners, money and murder.
February 18, 2023 - March 5, 2023
THE WOMAN IN BLACK is proudly presented by CLASSical ACT Collective – with the generous support of Famous Artists Limited – by special licensing arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd.
The most chilling night that you can have in a theatre!
London’s second longest running play, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, comes to the Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver for a limited engagement beginning February 18, 2023.
With Vancouver favourite Bernard Cuffling directing and starring, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is more than just a play, it’s an experience…and one that attendees won’t soon forget. When aging solicitor Arthur Kipps (Bernard Cuffling) engages a young actor (Aidan Wright) to bring his eerie experiences at Eel Marsh House to life, neither he nor his dramatic collaborator expect the haunting to move into the theatre and curse them both. As ghostly sounds swirl, the audience will struggle to trust their eyes as this show conjures the very essence of “The Woman” herself. THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a theatre-goer’s favourite all over the world. More than 10 million people have seen this haunting masterpiece in the West End of London alone. Based on the novel by Dame Susan Hill, and developed first for the pub, then for the stage, by Stephen Mallatratt, THE WOMAN IN BLACK has also seen life as a movie with Daniel Radcliffe and has returned to New York City for up close and personal presentations at the McKittrick Hotel. With the original production closing in London this year, the Vancouver presentation by CLASSical ACT Collective – with the generous support of Famous Artists Limited – will be the only production on Earth for audiences to enjoy!
The shadowy figure of “The Woman in Black” can be seen around town in the lead up to this staging. Her appearances will be fleeting, but for those who are lucky, she will be found on neighbourhood streets, in the woods, on the beach, and even within a cemetery. Those who dare to gaze upon her can enter an online contest for free tickets. If you miss her appearances around town, fear not…she will make her presence known at the gripping, edge-of-your-seat production.
Older Arthur Kipps and others: Bernard Cuffling
“The Actor”: Aidan Wright
Producer: Bill Allman – Famous Artists Limited
Director: Bernard Cuffling
Production Manager and Set Designer: Glenn MacDonald
Stage Manager: Stephen Courtenay
Assistant Stage Manager: Angeles Paz Latapi
Wardrobe Co-ordinator: Catherine Rose
Lighting Designer: Brad Trenaman
Publicist: Kathleen Gibbs – Famous Artists Limited
Graphics Designer: Michael McCray – Mike’s Creative Stuff
For contest details and more, please visit Woman in Black Vancouver
March 23, 2023 - April 16, 2023
Mesmerizing, enigmatic, destructive, Hedda Gabler is one of the theatre’s most infamous characters. Returning from her honeymoon, already bored with her marriage, Hedda finds herself caught between the brilliant but dissolute Ejlert Lovborg and the clutches of the predatory Judge Brack. As a shocking path of destruction unfolds, there can be only one outcome…
April 17, 2023 - April 30, 2023
UNDER MILK WOOD. April 21-30, 2023
By Dylan Thomas, directed by Joan Bryans
“A dazzling combination of poetic fireworks and music hall humour.”
Welcome to a tiny village where the inhabitants seem all a bit eccentric if not quite mad! Yet the more we follow them through the day, the more we come to identify with them if not love them. More than anything , Thomas reminds us of what it is to be human in all its glorious, intricate complexity. As one critic wrote
“It would be hard for any work of art to communicate more directly and funnily and lovingly what it is like to be alive.”
May 5, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Written and directed by Lee Jay Bamberry
Rhoda, the unsuspecting lady hero is on her way to the train station to collect her husband, or so she thinks. With a touch of cosmic absurdity Rhoda encounters a series of endearing characters on their way to the County Fair, or so she thinks. They all seem to know her and honour her accordingly as she struggles to connect the dots trying to make sense of everything that is unfolding. This timeless tale is spun with comedy and heartfelt moments all pointing to the mystery of who Rhoda really is, where she is going, and what is going to happen next? As a “touching comedy” that offers pause for thought about death, dementia, and our true heroes of yesteryear, Shalem’s Fair is a real place especially in the minds of those who believe in the miraculous.
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June 1, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Feydeau’s classic farce involving a complex series of mistaken identities, clandestine assignations and misplaced but explosive jealousies, all happening at breakneck speed. The update by
Ives into the twentieth century serves to heighten the sexual allusions which make the play so hilarious.