October 19th – October 31st, 2016
The Dark Night returns to Craigdarroch Castle!
Launch Pad Theatre Company brings back their sold out Halloween Spectacular, Arkenham Abbey, a
Batmanesque thriller that combines the best elements from the most Gothic Batman comics and
spins them into a live horror-comedy.
Set in Post Edwardian England in an Abbey-turned-sanatorium for the unethically psychotic, the
inmates of Arkenham Abbey, meant to perform a play for the public, have instead taken over the
asylum and threaten to kill all of the visitors and staff.
Written by David Radford, and starring: Radford, Justin Carter, Christina Patterson, Jared Gowen, and
Graham Croft. With stunning costumes by Martha Burd.
An homage to everything Batman, from the costumes, to the criminals, to a clever re-creation of all
the characters themselves.
Warning: Due to the close proximity of actors to audience, parents with children under 10 years old
should be advised that the show does contain blackouts, screaming, and moments of violence.
When: October 19th - 31st
Performances: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm, with 8pm
shows on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st.
Where: Craigdarroch Castle. 1050 Joan Cres. Victoria, BC.
Tickets: $28 - Castle members receive a discount on ticket price
*Please note, the Castle boasts a beautiful oak staircase containing 87 stairs to the 4th floor ballroom
with no elevator or ramps.
I'm gonna keep this short and sweet, because bottom line is if you don't go to Arkenham Abbey, you're
-Leanne Allen CVV Magazine
Arkenham Abbey - Theatre for a Dark Night
Written and Directed by David Radford
David Radford as The Fool
Justin Carter as The Night Watchman
Christina Patterson as Sister Mary Magis and The Pantaloony
Jared Gowen as The Church Warden, The Man of Straw, and The Puzzler
Graham Croft as BlackJack
Costumes by Martha Burd