Vertigo Theatre

BD&P is pleased to announce its renewed title sponsorship with Vertigo Theatre for the 2017/2018 season. BD&P has been a sponsor of Vertigo Theatre since 2006 and assumed an expanded title sponsorship role beginning with the 2013/14 season.

Vertigo Theatre is nestled in the base of the Calgary Tower and has been entertaining Calgary audiences with high quality mystery theatre productions since 1978. Being a registered charity, Vertigo looks to the public for some of its fundraising, and both the uniqueness of the mystery genre and the widespread appeal of its entertainment struck a chord with most of us at BD&P. Two of BD&P’s longstanding partners, Cal D. Johnson, Q.C. and Cheryl C. Gottselig, Q.C. have been very involved as Past Chairs of the Board, and partner Stuart Money currently sits on the Board. 

Being the only exclusively mystery theatre in Canada, Vertigo has mastered the whodunit and delights audiences who have fun practising their skills as amateur sleuths. The 2017/2018 BD&P Mystery Theatre Series productions are in the able hands of Artistic Director Craig Hall and Vertigo Theatre's team of award winning performers and technicians.

Vertigo enhances Calgary’s community in other ways besides its pure entertainment, in that it presents workshops for students and educators, builds the audiences of tomorrow with its Access for Young Audiences program, supports emerging talent through internships and mentorships, and hires over 200 actors, creative artists and technicians.

Our BD&P guests will receive detailed information about how to RSVP to performances throughout the 2017/2018 season.

Performances for the upcoming season are listed below.

Nine Dragons - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

By Javanni 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, 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?

The 39 Steps - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan, movie by Alfred Hitchcock

Directed by Ron Jenkins

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!

Undercover - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Spontaneous Theatre Creation

By Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak

Directed by Rebecca Northan

A World Premiere production with Tarragon Theatre

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.

Lonely Diner - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

By Beverley Cooper

Directed by Kelli Fox

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.

Sherlock - An American Problem - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

By R. Hamailton Wright

Directed by Mark Bellamy

The year is 1887, the occasion is Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, and American performer Anne Moses 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. Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this Canadian Premiere, directed by former Vertigo Artistic Director Mark Bellamy.