Curran Dobbs

Cruel Tears/Lagrimas Crueles Blue Bridge Theatre at The Roxy Written by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, Directed by Brian Richmond Show held over until May 18, 2014 Photograph by lijc Albanese Review by Curran Dobbs  Blue Bridge’s ambitious adaptation of Cruel Tears/Lagrimas Crueles takes the 1975 musical upon which it was based, itself a modernized loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello […]


Cleese kept crowd engaged

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October 21, 2013

By Curran Dobbs A master of black humour and vocal critic of “mindless good taste,” British actor John Cleese was nonetheless a class act in his one-man show, “Last Time to See Before I Die” at the McPherson Playhouse recently. The show, while continuously infused with Cleesian wit, wasn’t strictly comedic. Regaling the audience with […]


Dylan Moran Produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Mike Delamont Farquhar Auditorium, June 30 Reviewed By Curran Dobbs I was not sure what to expect of Dylan Moran’s show at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria. I had never seen Moran outside of Shaun of the Dead and had never seen him do stand-up […]