Liverpool International Theatre Festival

Back in May, Liverpool Nova Scotia played host to around 90 Canadian and international delegates for 5 days during the Liverpool International Theatre Festival. This festival happens every 2 years at the Astor Theatre and around the town.

We were honoured to be asked to document the events and Stephen even got to present an award for the Outstanding Visual Presentation (which went to the group from Slovakia, Homodram Theatre, for their play Anyad).

It was a solid 5 long days of hard work and burning the candle at both ends, but it was a real fun time. I learned so much about theatre from all the people I met and from listening to the adjudicator after the plays and at the daily coffee critiques. I’ve never particularly been a theatre person, but I have a new-found appreciation now having watched 10 plays in 5 days, many in foreign languages. I’m already counting down to the next festival in 2014!

Look out for our video coming soon. In the meantime, check the LITF website and their facebook page for all our photos to give you a flavour of the festival – you’ll be sorry if you missed it!


The Phantom of the Opera…

Peter Karrie, famed for his appearances in the Phantom of the Opera, brought his show, A Phantom Returns, to the Astor Theatre in Liverpool NS last night.  Peter is on a tour of Canada to raise funds and awareness for the various charities he is involved with including CanChild, the childhood disability research centre in Ontario.  It was a great show and featured loads of talented locals who joined Peter on stage.  We were lucky enough to be asked to step in and capture the events of the day on video for a documentary of the tour that Peter is putting together.  Our special thanks go to Cameron Dexter who helped us loads with some amazing sound recording!