tyrant earlybird tickets on sale

This October, The Villain’s Theatre presents Tyrant: a horror play. A twisted new adaptation of Thomas Middleton’s Second Maiden’s Tragedy – an early-modern script too debauched to survive the Victorian era – the production brings us to the depths of a new society that has emerged from the wreckage of a vicious civil uprising. At the bottom of the heap is the forsaken ruler Govianus, who has been ousted by a usurper known only as the Tyrant. As a final act of triumph, the Tyrant sets out to win the heart of Govianus’ love, a noblewoman of the court. She has her own ideals and will go to any lengths to preserve her freedom, but not even the grave can stand between the Tyrant and his dark desires. It is up to those that oppose him to stand up against his horrific acts – to find the courage to resist.

Directed and adapted by Dan Bray and featuring original music by composer and performer Garry Williams (Helvitius), the cast also includes Sarah Deller(Govianus), Ira Henderson (The Tyrant), Colleen MacIsaac (The Lady), Audrey Eastwood (Memphonius) & Nick Cox (Sophonirus), with stage management by Olivia McGinn, lighting design by Matthew Downey, set design by Patricia Vinluan, costume design by Emlyn Murray, and choreography by Holly Arsenault. We also welcome our three apprentices to this project, Kasey​ ​DeVries, Jessica Oliver, and Kelsey Stanger, who will be leading workshops in stage management, set & lighting design, and costume design in late October.

CLICK DATE TO BUY TICKETS NOW – $10 earlybird sale on until end of day Sept 22!

Tues Oct 17 – 8pm – Pay What You Can Preview
Wed Oct 18 – 2pm weekday matinee
Wed Oct 18 – 8pm
Thurs Oct 19 – 8pm
Fri Oct 20 – 8pm
Sat Oct 21 – 2pm
Sat Oct 21 – 8pm
Sun Oct 22 – 2pm
Sun Oct 22 – 8pm


Work with the Villains

The Villain’s Theatre is hiring for three apprentice positions 
Villains is currently hiring apprentices for our October 2017 production of Tyrant, Dan Bray’s new adaptation of The Second Maiden’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton. We are looking for three apprentices in the following areas:
  • Stage Management
  • Costume Design
  • Set & Lighting Design
These immersive apprenticeships will allow the candidates to get deeply involved in a local theatre production. Candidates will work under our design and stage management teams to learn about and engage in the process of mounting a theatrical production. Specific tasks will be determined within the positions based on the interests of the applicant. The roles will respond to the needs of the production, but also be adaptable to the needs of the participants. After the production closes, the apprentices will plan and run a 2-hour workshop, open to the community, based on their experiences and knowledge gained.
Ideal applicants will be students or emerging artists interested in working with an independent theatre company on a new production. Previous experience is not required, though we are open to applications from those with experience in these fields. This positions pay a $500 honorarium. Time commitment will be flexible, but will be approximately 10 hours/week concentrated in September 17-October 22. Applicants must be 30 years of age or under. Note that this is a non-union production and these positions are not associated with Canadian Actor’s Equity Association. These apprenticeships are made possible thanks to support from the Cultural Youth Activities Program with the Province of Nova Scotia.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to info@villainstheatre.com, as well as indicating the field you are interested in (stage management, costume design, or set & lighting design). Deadline for applications is Monday, September 11, at noon.
The Villain’s Theatre is an award-nominated theatre company based in Halifax. We seek to stage fresh adaptations of the dynamic and enduring plays of the past, as well as draw inspiration from them to create new work. We use these plays as springboards to bring intriguing, revelatory works to our contemporary stage. For more information, visit http://villainstheatre.com