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Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre

We are pleased to announce, along with the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, the Colin Campbell Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre. Colin was our beloved and respected Production Manager from 1999-2010. He lived and worked in technical theatre and live performance for over 30 years in a variety of capacities until his retirement for health reasons shortly [...]

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Jessie winners

Congratulations to Jennifer Clement and Bob Frazer for winning Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor awards at last night’s Jessies ceremony. Jennifer won for her role as Roxy in The Trespassers (a co-production with The Belfry Theatre) and Bob won for his portrayal of Biff in Death of a Salesman.
Read Vancouver Sun theatre critic, Peter Birnie’s article [...]

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Jessie Nominations for the Playhouse

Yesterday we attended the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Nominations Party at the Improv Centre. Below is
the list of nominees for Playhouse shows. We are very proud of all of them.
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
Tom McBeath – Death of a Salesman
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role
Dmitry Chepovetsky – This
Bob Frazer – Death of a Salesman
Outstanding [...]

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The building is buzzing with moving activity. Oh yes, did you know we’re moving?!? Our theatre company is taking its residency at the Vancouver Playhouse to a new level by moving its administration staff to the theatre offices recently vacated by Bard on the Beach. We’re going downtown, folks! The Playhouse Box Office and Administration offices will all be [...]

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Amitai Marmorstein & Jennifer Clement Photo: David Cooper

There was a buzz in the City last Thursday, as Morris Panych’s play, The Trespassers  opened at the Vancouver Playhouseast Thursday. Here are the first reviews:
“Succulent is its spirit” Mark Robins, Gay Vancouver:
“The Trespassers is charming” Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun:

“A challenging piece of work”  John Jane, Review [...]

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death of a salesman reviews

What a wonderful opening night we had for Death of a Salesman. As the following reviews will attest, the cast deserved the standing ovavtion they received. Many patrons are claiming this production to be one of the best that they have seen at the Playhouse and in Vancouver.  
“Everything about this production is top-notch” - Ariane [...]

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Reviews for this

The reviews are in for This…
Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun…
John Jane, Review Vancouver…
Gillian Lockitch, [Re]View from the House…

Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail…
Mark Robins,…
Colin Thomas, Straight…
Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays
Andrew Templeton, Plank
Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier…

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this stars megan follows

This, by Vancouver playwright, Melissa James Gibson is all set to begin its run at the Vancouver Playhouse. Directed by Amiel Gladstone This stars Megan Follows, well known for her iconic role as Anne Shirley in the hit TV series Anne of Green Gables. Megan has been doing the rounds of media interviews. Here are [...]

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reviews for brief encounter

The reviews are in for Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter. For the most part they are positive.
Mark Robins,…
John Jane, Review Vancouver…
Martin Parlett, Vancouver Sun…
Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight…
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter is also enjoying a run on Broadway until Jan. 2. You can read reviews here:

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tear-jerker movie comes to the stage

Peter Birnie of the Vancouver Sun interviews Marie Babb, who plays Laura in Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, which begins previews on Saturday, Nov. 27, opening night is Dec. 2 and plays until Dec. 23.
Picture this: Davis Lean’s atmospheric 1946 film Brief Encounter, based on Noël Coward’s one-act play Still Life, heads back to the stage as [...]

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