›› Mark Dusseault, the Belfry Theatre

Like many, the Belfry has had to adapt to our unusual circumstances and ­reimagine our work going forward. Since March of this year we have run through several options and schedules while trying to maintain our presence.

Throughout the fall we have ­presented weekly online events including our ­perennially popular storytelling series, The Flame and a host of play readings and conversations. There are some wonderful stories being told and you can catch most of them on our website.

On December 23rd at 7:00pm, we will be presenting a free online reading of A Christmas Carol featuring the original cast (all but one) from our 2017 production.

Our hope is that starting in March we will produce three shows with a socially ­distanced audience in-house and live streamed to your house.

We’ll start with the world premiere of Being Here – The Refugee Project (March 9th – 21st). This is a piece of verbatim theatre that chronicles the lives of Syrian refugees as they start their new lives in Canada.

Creator Joel Bernbaum interviewed new refugees and their sponsors from across Canada to create this compelling look at ourselves.

If you are a fan of the Netflix series, The Crown, then you’ll want to see ­Marcia Johnson’s new play, Serving Elizabeth (April 20th – May 2nd).

Politics and pop culture collide with unexpected twists as this fascinating new play moves between 1952 Kenya—when an anti-monarchist cook challenges ­Princess Elizabeth in the moments before she becomes queen—and 2015 London—when a Kenyan-Canadian film student clashes with convention and custom while working on a TV series about the Royals.

Our Spring Season will conclude with the premiere of Same Old Same Old, a brand-new collaboration from actor Jan Wood and director James Fagan Tait.

In this charming and funny new play, an aging couple reveal the moments that make up their lives. The mundane and the meaningful. The small but profound. And the real—yet unspoken love.

For tickets and more information, please visit our website belfry.bc.ca.