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Fringe review: French accents in Henry V not worthy of V stars

What: Henry V Where: Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra St. When: Today, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2 Rating: 3 stars (out of five) Henry V isn't usually what people bargain for when attending the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. Too heavy, too Shakespeare-y.

Musical team to produce Oscars

The production team that helped to create musicals such as Chicago and Hairspray is overseeing the next Academy Awards ceremony.

Fringe reviews: Plays tackle sickness and the surreal

Times Colonist reviewers Amy Smart, Cory Ruf and Adrian Chamberlain are covering the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, running to Sept. 2. All critiques use a five-star grading system. What: My Aim is True Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St.

Living the life aquatic

Island-born cinematographer's work has revolutionized how researchers study whales

Actor charged in death threat

A man accused of trying to extort film magnate Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges that he threatened to kill the relative of a coal company owner unless he received $13 million.

Burton to open London film fest

London Film Festival organizers say this year's event will open in October with Tim Burton's canine monster movie, Frankenweenie.

Artists rally to save arts, wellness market

Hope Anderson opened The Well to support arts and culture in Victoria two years ago. Now that the community space is in financial trouble, local artists are returning the favour.

Pulitzer winner to adapt novel

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will adapt Andrew Pyper's novel The Demonologist for Universal Pictures, the studio said.

Fringe Review: Comedian uses Sex, Religion and Other Hang-ups to find love

What: Sex, Religion and Other Hang-ups Where: St. Ann’s Academy When: Aug. 24, 25, 26, 31, Sept. 2 Rating: 4.

A friendly gig among flowers

IN CONCERT Kent Fiddy and David Sinclair Where: Butchart Gardens When: Sunday, 7: 30 p.m. Tickets: Included in park admission, $29.90 for adults, $14.80 for youth and $3 for children under 13, available online at butchartgardens.