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“"Having hope at home"” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Victoria Playhouse

Victoria Playhouse
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Local theatre playhouse in the Village of Victoria by the Sea. Shows run all summer long - check out their website for listings. Very reasonable pricing. We were delighted to get tickets to Follow The Fiddler - a narrated walking tour of Victoria. This was an 'outdoor' play - we followed The Narrator, Erskine Smith, and The Fiddler through town and actors came out from behind a building; etc. and acted out a scene; told tales; sang songs. And as we walked away from each scene our narrator said; and now we'll follow the fiddler and as we walked strolled the streets lovely Cynthia MacLeod entertained us with Celtic fiddle tunes. Have never done anything quite like this. It was delightfully entertaining and one of the highlights our our Prince Edward Island trip. Perfect for all ages too!
Cornwall, Canada
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52 reviews
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“"Having hope at home"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

The above is the title of the current play at Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-by-the-sea, Prince Edward Island.

The village of Victoria is tiny, but truly beautiful, picturesque, and utterly charming, with many small older houses amidst abundant vegetation on its quiet streets, with lots of tourists out for a stroll by the sea.

The playhouse itself is an ideal venue - renovated a few years ago, comfortably air-conditioned, and just the right size (seats about 150, I'd say). Tickets are only $25.

The sets are wonderful, as are the actors, all of them.

However, the play itself is a mess - clichés piled high, no plot to speak of, and much adolescent humor; moreover, the topic of pregnancy and childbirth is presented in the way it would be in a high school play, with everyone panicking around the hysterical mother-to-be; kind of insulting, and neither true-to-life nor funny in the least.

Nothing else in the play rings true.

So by all means, visit Victoria-by-the-sea and the Playhouse.

But avoid this play if possible - wait until something else is on.

Visited July 2013
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
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“Local music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Nudie(no, this wasn't a burlesque show) is a PEI country singer who put on a great show on a monday evening. His guest was Whitney Rose, a young, talented singer with a gorgeous voice who was making a homecoming to this great old theatre that has a spectacular stage with a unique persenium arch made of timber. Great place to see a show. High quality plays there, too.

Visited July 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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150 reviews
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“Excellent Evening in the country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

They always have a show on in this little theatre. It makes for a nice quaint evening out. Add supper or tea in a small cafe to complete the evening. I enjoyed the show this year immensely.

Visited August 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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“Continues to Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

The charming, 154 seat, Playhouse provides an intimate theatre experience. The staff and Director are genuinely welcoming and the theatre itself is an antique gem. The selection of plays is well suited for a summer experience and the productions and cast provide great entertainment.

Visited September 2012
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Parkhill, Canada
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“Great theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Really enjoyed Trudeau Stories, written and performed by Brook Johnson. It was a gentle tale about a young woman and a much older man who simply enjoyed one another's company. The fact that the latter was a famous politician didn't matter.

I ordered our tickets on-line and when we got there to pick them up , I got a kick out of the fact that the woman n the box office said, it was OK, we were on a list and tp just give our names to the usher when we arrived later in the evening.

Visited August 2012
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