Bard coming to Beacon

Next weekend the Bard is coming to Sidney's Beacon Avenue

  • Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 p.m.

SIDNEY — Next weekend the Bard is coming to Sidney.

The Victoria Shakespeare by the Sea Theatre Company recently performed at Clover Point in Victoria. They will bring this year’s two shows — MacBeth and A Comedy of Errors — to Sidney Sept. 4 to 6 under the Beacon Park bandshell.

Steve Duck, the owner of Tides Group, a Sidney destination and event services company, said new this year will be the addition of a third tent over the audience to shield people from the elements.

The Bard on Beacon summer outdoor theatre event happened for the first time last year when Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream were performed.

Performances this year will still be interactive with the audience and performers will once again use cranes to take flight in character.

Tides this year is also inviting young thespians to the Stratford School — free acting classes for youth age six to 18 on the Saturday and Sunday of the performances.

The shows begin Thursday, Sept. 4 with the curtain rising at 7 p.m. with A Comedy of Errors. Friday’s 7 p.m. show is MacBeth.

On Saturday, Sept. 6 the matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. and the evening’s show opens at 7 p.m. Both will be A Comedy of Errors. Sunday’s matinee and evening performances (same times as the day before) will be MacBeth.

Duck said this year will set the standard for subsequent performances, adding his goal is create remarkable cultural experiences in Sidney.

Bard on Beacon is a ticketed event and they cost $25 each.

To reserve your tickets, visit www.tidesgroup.com or call 250-999-2997.  

— News staff

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich Police respond to petition for new police agency on Lindsay Buziak murder case

Petition asks Public Safety Minister to to help find justice for slain realtor

North Saanich man fears tougher moorage policies could cost him his home

Stewart Jackson has been living on a boat off Lillian Hoffar Park for about four years

Grave site at Ross Bay Cemetery vandalized overnight

Graffiti found on grave of Sir James Douglas

Sidney dogs lose a beloved companion

Dozens gathered in Beacon Park to remember Sidney’s ‘dog whisperer’

Petition calls for suspension of Victoria councillor Ben Isitt

Isitt says petition ‘does not provide a reliable barometer of public opinion’

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Health officials confirm sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Saskatchewan and B.C. reach championship round at Scotties

British Columbia’s Corryn Brown locked up the last berth in Pool B

Resident discovers five discarded hog heads in Vancouver Island ditch

WARNING: Graphic image may be upsetting to some readers

Canadian Premier League announces 2020 home dates for eight-team circuit

Pacific FC hosts FC Edmonton on April 11 in Langford

B.C. lawyer, professor look to piloting a mental-health court

In November, Nova Scotia’s mental-health court program marked 10 years of existence

Most Read