I lived in Chemainus when the theatre was being built in the mid-nineties and I wondered if it would be successful. I went to one play and enjoyed it very much. The theatre seemed to be doing well when I left. We were going to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island for a Bateman family reunion this July 3-5 so I got two tickets to Twist and Shout play and accommodation at the Best Western in Chemainus. I also got supper buffet tickets for the Play Bill dining room in the theatre. The hotel room came with a breakfast buffet. The food was totally awesome in both places and the play was the best entertainment I’ve seen for some time.


The play was about the introduction of the Beatles to North America and the invasion of British music for the next 4 years., The music of the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Hollies, and many more were in the play. his play started about a month ago and has been sold out every night. Some people have come back two or three times.If you are able to get tickets and go to this play, go, you will not regret it. If you are from out of town, book your room at the Best Western Plus Hotel, the rooms and hotel and food is spectacular.