Victoria Arts Guide
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Langham Court Theatre turns 90
Langham Court, Victoria’s longest running theatre established in 1929, celebrates its 90th birthday this upcoming season.

This is a Canadian success story about what happens when passionate, talented people work together doing something they love. With nearly 400 volunteers and members, Langham is also Victoria largest volunteer-run community theatre that operate its own theatre facility in the community. The theatre produces six shows per season in addition to offering numerous events, workshops and collaborations with other arts organizations in Victoria.

This season, Langham’s offerings include a mixture of different styles, genres and time periods, including a few old favourites along with some exciting new material. The season is bookended by classic comedic plays, beginning with Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ and concluding with Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’.

The remainder of the season is comprised of a wartime drama, David Wood’s ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’, an irreverent musical comedy, Rebecca Feldman’s ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’, a piece by a local playwright and member of the Langham community, Janet Munsil’s ‘That Elusive Spark’, and a thoughtful comedy about opera singers going through the aging process, Ronald Harwood’s ‘Quartet’.

2018 / 2019 Directors: Toshik Bukowiecki (Blithe Spirit), Shauna Baird (Goodnight Mister Tom), Pat Rundell (The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee), Mercedes Bátiz-Benét (That Elusive Spark), Jon Scheer (Quartet) and Don Keith (Noises Off).