Bell, Book and Candle – a romantic comedy? Maybe. But I’d say it’s more a sultry romp! Yes, there are comedic moments throughout, but I found the overall feeling of the play is less comedy and more romantic, or rather, sultry.
The other night was my first visit to the charming little Metro Theatre, located on the south side of Marine Drive. Bell, Book & Candle is quite rightly billed as an enchanting start to Metro’s 51st season. The play was written in 1950, and made into a Jimmy Stewart/Kim Novak vehicle in 1958. For Metro’s […]
Rather shocked that I only just discovered John Van Druten‘s play Bell, Book and Candle, thanks to Vancouver’s Metro Theatre. Shocked as this is not a new play, and I am rather fortunate in that I am regular patron of the theatre. Yet this was a new story to me, making it that much more […]
Of all the productions that I have seen at this beloved theatre over the years, I can quite honestly say that this one, Lend Me A Tenor, was my most favourite.
” there was the laughter and squeals of terror, just not the throwing myself into his arms or him wrapping his arms around me” “we were as an audience always wondering what would happen next, which is what a thriller is all about”
……just being excited to return to the warm embrace and comforts that is the Metro Theatre
I`ve fondly enjoyed Metro`s shows through the 15 years we`ve been reviewing their shows,
The plot revolves around 2 couples who have one thing in common, every member of the foursome, finishes the others thoughts, seldom getting it right. Throw in a small amount of subterfuge on behalf of 2 of the members and the resulting confusion makes for a terrific evening of theatre.
Don Alexander of review Vancouver posted this review of Emma. (more…)
Ed Farolan, of reviewVancouver Director Dwayne Campbell did a superb job directing this Agatha thriller, as well as the set which he designed. The cast also did an ingenious task entertaining the matinee audience last Sunday with their odd characters, all suspects of a murder. But knowing Agatha Christie, the one least suspected always ends […]