Lumberjack lore in the limelight at Royal B.C. Museum

Posted by Rumin Mann
June 22nd, 2010

Rarely seen photos of the way logging life was included in multimedia show of song and dance

From July 2 to Aug. 28, Victoria’s Royal BC Museum, in association with The Other Guys Theatre Company, will present an original theatre production celebrating the golden age of logging in British Columbia.

Good Timber: Songs and Stories of the Western Logger is a musical revue set against a multimedia backdrop of rarely-seen imagery of B.C.’s old-time logging history.

Inspired by Rhymes of the Western Logger, a compilation of logging camp poetry by Robert E. Swanson, Good Timber is an entertaining romp through a time when loggers climbed trees and often referred to themselves as the Bull of the Woods. The 90-minute performance will be presented nightly, Monday through Saturday, at 8 p.m. in the Royal BC Museum’s Main Hall.

Tickets for Good Time: Songs and Stories of the Western Logger begin at $15 and are available online at www.otherguystheatre.caor in person at the Royal BC Museum box office.

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