(Caravan Stage Company)

Did you spot the pirate ship docked in Victoria’s Rock Bay area?

Don’t worry, we’re not under siege.

The world’s only Tall Ship Theatre arrived in Victoria this weekend, ahead of its series of nightly performances by dancers and trapeze artists.

The Amara Zee, docked in Rock Bay, is being preparing for its world premiere of a production called Virtual Rogues.

The Caravan Stage Company, the production company behind the show, says the performance focuses on the ethos and ethics of the digital future, and is described as “experimental cirque opera.”

“A Tale of Love & Loss in a bizarre yet prophetic forthcoming world when the Earth is populated and ruled by AI Dataist Automates with the few remaining organic species, Virtual Rogues, preserved on the Caravan Stage Theatre ship, the Amara Zee,” reads a description on the company’s website.

Nightly shows will begin on Thursday, June 23rd at 10 p.m. through 11:30 p.m., and run until July 10th.

A group of travelling performers will dazzle crowds with a high-flying spectacle from a makeshift stage aboard a pirate ship.

Admission is pay what you can, at the gate, located at the north end of Store Street.

For more information, visit the Caravan Stage Company website.

Virtual Rogues

  • When: Previews of the show run from June 23rd to 26th, with the official opening scheduled for the following week and shows on June 28th and 29th, July 2nd and 3rd  and July 5th through 10th. Performances begin after dark, at 10 p.m. each night.
  • Where: Rock Bay, at the north end of Store Street