The Blazing World



The Villain’s Theatre presents
The Blazing World
by Colleen MacIsaac
Based on ‘A Description of a New World, Called The Blazing World’ by Margaret Cavendish (1666)

A poetic sci-fi odyssey about one scientist’s quest to save a dying planet.

Tickets available at 902 429 7070 or online at

Wed April 11th – 8pm Preview
Thurs April 12th – 11am matinee
Thurs April 12th – 8pm Opening (with post-show reception)
Fri April 13th – CHIP NIGHT
Sat April 14th – 3pm matinee
Sat April 14th – 8pm show
Sun April 15th – 3pm closing show

Peg is a scientist studying a dying species of fly which lives on a rapidly dissolving glacier in the Rocky Mountains. Unsure of how to make a difference, she embarks on a desperate journey which propels her into a strange new universe. Exploring the terror of being overwhelmed in a changing world where our options seem to oscillate between panic and apathy, this new play melds contemporary issues with a science fiction epic inspired by Margaret Cavendish, one of the most unique female philosopher-poets in western history.

Directed and choreographed by Ryanne Chisholm. Featuring Dan Bray, Colleen MacIsaac, Noella Murphy, and Gina Thornhill. Set design by Katrin Whitehead, costume design by Jordyn F. Bochon, lighting design by Matthew Downey, sound design and original music by Jenny Trites, with stage management by Patricia Vinluan.

This production is made possible thanks in part to the Neptune Theatre and Theatre Nova Scotia’s Open Spaces Program, and was developed with the support of Arts Nova Scotia, LunaSea Theatre’s Furnace script development program, Eastern Front Theatre’s Stages festival, and DaPoPo Theatre’s Live-In Festival. Thanks to our season sponsor, Websavers Web Hosting

From Neptune Theatre:
The Open Spaces program is a partnership between Theatre Nova Scotia and Neptune Theatre, with support from Arts Nova Scotia. Administered annually through an arms-length process by Theatre Nova Scotia, a theatre company with a new work, is provided one week of free performance space, as well as technical and administrative support from Neptune. This allows the theatre company to focus their resources on achieving their artistic vision and reaching new audiences. Congratulations to Villain’s Theatre, the 2018 recipient of the Open Spaces program.