BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR by John Maclachlan Gray with Eric Peterson

From feats of derring-do to the depths of the trenches and flying up to the skies, through the halls of Buckingham Palace, to inside the human spirit, Billy Bishop Goes to War follows the incredible adventures of Canada’s greatest First World War flying ace. Damon Calderwood has brought a fresh interpretation to one of Canada’s most enduring plays, making this musical so full of humour, hellfire, and the boldness of an extraordinary career of this military hero. Join Billy Bishop as he reconciles the ecstasy of flying with the horrors of war, in this captivating show.


WILD GEESE – by Jennifer Wynne Webber


WILD GEESE is an uplifting – and up-to-the-minute – family drama with a big heart and even bigger laughs. Cass is a busy columnist trying to build her career as an on-air media personality. She’s married to Zoe, an artist originally from Montreal who is keen to start a family. Then there’s Cass’s elderly dad Sam. He’s a hardheaded farmer in failing health who doesn’t want to admit that he needs help, even though that’s exactly what he needs. To Cass and Zoe, opening their home to Sam seems like only the right and decent thing to do. But, when Sam moves in, urban meets rural, family values clash – and the feathers really start to fly. At core, this moving and original new play is about how to follow your heart, even when it feels like you might be on a wild goose chase, and about learning to love, even when people change beyond recognition – yourself included.

By the author of the hit play, WITH GLOWING HEARTS: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (And Did), which premiered at TheatreOne in 2018.


THROUGH MY EYES – Bouge de la

Through My Eyes begins as a dancer enters the stage and discovers a massive furry ball. Intrigued, they move toward it, carefully. As soon as they touch it the magic of the stage is unleashed: the lights go up, the scenery appears all around them, shadows play their tricks and transform one dancer into many dancers! Through My Eyes is an ode to the power of imagination. It stimulates a child’s senses and brings us back to one of the loveliest things about childhood: a tireless capacity for wonder.



The Penny Pom Pom show is an exciting multimedia experience full of music, storytelling, and magic for young kids. Penny is a colourful ball of energy who embodies creative confidence and artistic freedom. Sing and dance along to her catchy and original guitar-driven music about magic, creativity, nature, animals, and the seasons. Penny’s wish is for everyone to leave the show with a big smile, a song in their head, and a desire to share their own special magic with the world. Join along in the fun with Penny Pom Pom.


CINDERELLA – Dufflebag Theatre

Dufflebag Theatre returns to Nanaimo for a single performance of Cinderella. All the familiar characters including the lovely Cinderella, a flitting fairy godmother, an ugly stepmother, a dedicated messenger, and of course, the handsome prince, make appearances in this family friendly interactive version of the much loved story. In this refreshing adaptation of the classic fairy tale, DuffleBag Theatre invites audience members into the show to play the main parts!