Victoria Playhouse

Summer by the sea

Two theatre shows playing in Victoria this season

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Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-by-the-sea will return this season with two funny and entertaining shows—Off The Grid by John Spurway and The Good Time Radio Variety Show—playing all summer long.

While some things will be a little different for audience members at the Playhouse this year, staff are determined to offer the magical experience of live theatre. Stay tuned for their Monday Night Concert Series lineup to be announced soon.

Off The Grid by John Spurway

July 1–September 5

Off The Grid is the first Atlantic Canadian production by Fredericton playwright John Spurway.

Marty is an architect anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband Leonard is a loans officer who has reluctantly agreed to spend a week without his creature comforts. While Leonard adjusts to life without TV, the internet or a flush toilet, Marty gets some guidance from Lowell, their reclusive next-door neighbour who has been living in the middle of nowhere for two years. Leonard is wary of this recluse—It seems like Lowell might be hiding something, and he’s not the only one keeping secrets.

Directed by Mark Fraser, Off The Grid will feature Melissa Kramer (Dancing Lessons, 2018), Lee J. Campbell (On A First Name Basis, 2017) and Jim Fowler, a Nova Scotia resident and veteran of stage and screen.

The Good Time Radio Variety Show

July 9–August 28

Victoria Playhouse presents Farmgate Theatre’s original production, The Good Time Radio Variety Show. The venue will be transformed into the sound stage of Island Radio Station CRPO for the weekly broadcast. A modern take on the classic radio variety show with music, mystery, comedy, adventure and thrilling sound effects all performed live in front of a studio audience. It’s always a good time for a good time.

The cast for The Good Time Radio Variety Show includes nationally recognized performers who all make PEI their home. Actors Julain Molnar and Cameron MacDuffee are regulars at the Charlottetown Festival and musicians Karen Graves and Adam Hill are members of Atlantic String Machine. Director Charlotte Gowdy’s credits include the Stratford Festival, PEI’s Watermark Theatre and two previous shows for the Victoria Playhouse.

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 1-800-925-2025 or online at