Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the West Coast


A rollicking musical revue set against a multi-media backdrop of iconic images celebrating the people and places of BC's West Coast.

“The words flotsam and jetsam refer to debris that washes up on our beaches” explains co-creator and the show’s director, Ross Desprez. “Flotsam is wreckage and jetsam refers to material that is thrown overboard. Theatrically, and musically, we’re sharing historical flotsam and jetsam – stories that may have been lost or discarded in the ocean of history”. With song titles like “Boat People”, “Village of Skedans”, “D’Arcy Island”, “Herring”, “Tofino’s Only Bugle Boy”, and “Tugboat Worker Blues”, FLOTSAM & JETSAM illustrates tales from along the entire coast of BC. “Musical junk”, Desprez laughs. “Our coastline is strewn with stories”.

Directed by Desprez with music direction by Stokes, FLOTSAM & JETSAM features four outstanding Victoria-based performers: Rachel Capon, Colleen Eccleston, Kelt Eccleston and Mark Hellman.

PHOTO CREDIT: Peter Pokorny