The Vertigo Theatre is a professional theatre company specializing in mysteries. The Theatre is located at the base of the Calgary Tower, directly across the hall from the Lunchbox Theatre. We attend Saturday afternoon matinees. By booking through our Club, members benefit from the group rate, a savings of 37% per ticket. There is easy parking in the Palliser building, or across the street, or it is a short walk from the C-train.
Location: Calgary Tower, main floor (115 - 9th Avenue SE)
When: Saturday 2:00 pm - See the schedule below for dates.
Tickets: Order your tickets using the Green Sign up Button below, at least 3 weeks before each performance. Only one person from a group wanting to sit together need order. No limit on ticket quantities. Please indicate in the message box how many tickets you would like.
og ether.Note: Pick up tickets at the Trico Centre on the Monday before each play (10:15 to 11:15 am) or arrange an alternative time or day with Joanne at 403-278-7616.
Contact & Coordinator: Lynn Lester-Lee 403 271 9440
Contact by filling out this e-mail form. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2017 / 2018 Playlist
~ World Premiere ~
By Jovanni Sy
Directed by Craig Hall
A World Premiere Production with Gateway Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
When an upper-class European girl is found murdered on the seedy side of Kowloon bay, ambitious Chinese police detective Tommy Lam is on the case. But faced with corruption and the prejudice of his superiors, how far will Tommy go in the pursuit of justice? Join us for the World Premiere of this new Canadian crime thriller developed by Vertigo Theatre, Gateway Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Ron Jenkins
"The 39 Steps is one of the most gleefully ludicrous madcap comedies imaginable. FOUR STARS.” —Louis Hobson, The Calgary Sun
A beautiful spy is murdered and Richard Hannay must stay one step ahead of the killers, the police and a jealous husband in a quest to prove his innocence. This 2-time Tony® Award-winning treat is loaded with nonstop laughs, a talented cast of 4 playing over 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
~ World Premiere ~
A Spontaneous Theatre Creation
By Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak
Directed by Rebecca Northan
A World Premiere production with Tarragon Theatre
"Anyone who has followed Northan’s ascendant career as an improv comic and playwright…knows she has a storyteller’s gift.” —Stephen Hunt, The Calgary Herald
Bring your inner investigator to the theatre and get ready to go UNDERCOVER. Rebecca Northan, creator of international sensation BLIND DATE, and her partners in improvisational crime are looking to recruit one intrepid audience member for an undercover ride into the criminal mind. When everyone is a suspect, will our rookie detective be able to discern clues and see that justice is served? Join the adventure as the audience gets embroiled in a mystery they will never forget.
By Beverley Cooper
Directed by Kelli Fo
“…the story has more twists than a strand of spaghetti on a fork. The play combines thrilling dramatic tension with abundant humour.” —The Waterloo Record
In a quiet little rural Canadian diner, Lucy yearns for the glitz, glamour and excitement of America’s roaring cities. Prohibition has just been lifted in Ontario, but across the border mob bosses battle for the illicit trade of alcohol. Lucy’s husband, Ron, and her daughter, Sylvia, seem content to live their quiet life, but an infamous gangster - and his stolen whiskey - is about to bring Lucy’s far-off dreams into sharp, dangerous focus at THE LONELY DINER.
~ Canadian Premiere ~
By R. Hamilton Wright
Directed by Mark Bellamy
"Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine as Holmes and Watson…proved their mettle and easy rapport with The Hound of the Baskervilles.” —Louis Hobson, The Calgary Herald
The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, and American performer Anne Moses (a.k.a. Annie Oakley) needs the help of the World’s Greatest Detective. But the simple case of a missing brother quickly leads to extraordinary inventions, robbery, and murder. Directed by former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy, Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this Canadian Premiere.