Victoria actors have a field day

11 Jul

Caught several of the excellent skits along the Galloping Goose Saturday in Victoria’s new summer ritual Bike Ride: A Mobile Feast of Live Performances.

Bike Ride Circuit Station 10

For those who missed it, 12 stations are set up at spots along the Goose from Burnside Gorge Community Centre all the way up to the Bay St. Bridge. Short plays are enacted at each for the benefit of pods of cyclists, who do the circuit. Brilliant idea.

What does this have to do with advertising? you might ask.

> I spied Copeland’s favourite actors, David Radford and Christina Patterson, at Station 10 near The Railyards.

They are the remarkably gifted voice-over talents we’ve used for just about every radio spot we’ve done in the past 3 years: BC Ferries, Island Savings, Columbia Fuels, Vancouver Island Brewery, The TC, Academy of Learning, Ellice Recycle … you name it, David and Christina have done it.

Victoria actors David Radford and Christina Patterson perform at Bike Ride

They’ve been mobsters, courtroom lawyers, stand-up comedians, Italians, Brits, Yanks.

These two can really bring it and it’s a treat to watch them in full comic flight.

At Bike Ride, they collaborated with local actor Chris Cooley on a hilarious crime-scene spoof about the murder of a mermaid.

It’s on again next Saturday and Sunday. Great chance to put faces to some of the best voice talents working the West Coast.

Victoria actors Chris Cooley, Christina Patterson and David Radford perform at Bike Ride

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2 Responses to “Victoria actors have a field day”

  1. Christina July 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    This is such a nice post Doug! You’re too kind. It’s great to see you and Chico out there tearing up the trail and taking in the theatre. Thanks for not calling the cops on us for disturbing the peace in your hood.

  2. Doug Brown July 12, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Murder is a more serious business than noise pollution Christina. If I was going to call the coppers, it would have been for 86’ing the mermaid.

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