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Digby Towers

When big industry comes to a small town, neighbours get nasty in the sole high-rise apartment tower.

Prince rupert, BC
8.08 (148)

Week #1 Show Teaser Digby Towers

As building owner Priscilla and her dim-witted husband Randy attempt to evict their last remaining tenant, Doug, Doug's new roommate goes missing in the elevator shaft. Doug discovers that his science-loving roommate has left behind a hologram with explicit (!) instructions on the procedure to follow in case of his sudden disappearance. In this scene Priscilla and Doug try to decipher his words.

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A serial, meta-soap opera recorded in front of a live audience in Prince Rupert, "Digby Towers" is set in a coastal port city in the not-too-distant future. In this pre-industrial wasteland, formerly-rural residents adjust to newly-cosmopolitan lifestyles as heavy industry makes the economy swell. Despite a skyrocketing population and epic housing shortages, Digby Towers remains (mostly) empty. Its conniving owner, Priscilla, is bent on establishing her dominion from the sub-basement to the penthouse. She and her husband, the dimwitted elevator operator Randy, hatch a series of schemes to rid themselves of the last tenacious tenant: Doug, who was conceived, born and raised on the 17th floor.


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Jeff Bill

Talent, Writer

Born and raised in Prince Rupert BC. Sort of a big deal, but I don't like to brag. I once crowd surfed at a Bare Naked Ladies concert.

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David Smook

Producer, Writer

I have been involved in performance for over 20 years. I began an off-fringe fringe like festival 16 years ago and have written directed produced and performed in numerous zany shows such as 'Hot Judge Sundae', 'Stab in the Dark', and 'Aquatic Hee-Haw'. I like quiet walks on the beach and the gentle sounds of pounding techno music.

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Leah Jowe

Talent, Director

Leah achieved regional stardom in her role as "Bleeding Whore #3" in northwest BC's much-vaunted stage version of Les Miserables. She is a native of Prince Rupert, and has balanced her professional work in the financial sector with film credits in such productions as "Airliner Crash Simulation" and "Port Edward: 50 Years of Fish Processing." She also enjoys handmade dolls.

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Reviews (39)

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    Dylan M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Makes me want to see you guys perform live
  • Crystal's Photo

    Crystal S.
    posted 10 years ago

    It's always a laugh when you guys hit the stage!
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    shaun p.
    posted 10 years ago

    love it !
  • Charles's Photo

    Charles H.
    posted 10 years ago

    Interesting review of a percolating boom town and how neighbours cope with pending change... stage presentation was well received a local udderfest
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    Jasper N.
    posted 10 years ago

    As someone who enjoyed this show as a part of the live studio audience, I have to say that this show had me in stitches throughout the whole thing. The only time I wasn't laughing was when I was taking in a breath so I could laugh more.
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    oso o.
    posted 10 years ago

    Smart and funny!
  • Allan's Photo

    Allan C.
    posted 10 years ago

    They are Great!!
  • Rosa's Photo

    Rosa W.
    posted 10 years ago

    i loved it!
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    Andy E.
    posted 10 years ago

    This looks like it has huge potential. Lots of room for possibilities with a sitcom set in an apartment building. No real limit to cast or characters.
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    katy O.
    posted 10 years ago

    Hilarious!- more please!!
  • Helen's Photo

    Helen M.
    posted 10 years ago

    It's a play not a show , shot so far away I couldn't even see if the actors were lip syncing
  • Jennifer's Photo

    Jennifer P.
    posted 10 years ago

    Don't like that it's just video from a play. Can't hear anything over the crowd
  • Brian's Photo

    Brian F.
    posted 10 years ago

    great show - saw it live
  • Wanda's Photo

    Wanda E.
    posted 10 years ago

    Can't wait to see more!
  • Randall's Photo

    Randall R.
    posted 10 years ago

    Hard to understand the audio.
  • William's Photo

    William M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I think it was a hilarious, twisted production. A sit-com gone bonkers.
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    Kelly M.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Allan W.
    posted 10 years ago

    I saw the production, it was wonderful. Jeff Bill was sexy. David is insane as the human elevator. And of course, Digby Towers is a real place, with unusual humans, situated near an unusual harbor, harboring the usual ill feelings created by LNG dreams and mill smoke. Rock on!
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    Dawn Q.
    posted 10 years ago

    I loved it. In a small town like ours one knows the actors in real life, so you know they are great actors when you see them in the roles on the stage.
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    Stephanie B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Awesome, always such a pleasure to watch what David Smook creates. Love that it is set in northern BC. About time! Love love love it. Gonna be a hit.
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    roger s.
    posted 10 years ago

    superlatively smooked!
  • James's Photo

    James M.
    posted 10 years ago

    I was lucky to see the opening show live. Sore checks from too much laughter.
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    Paul C.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Steve M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great premise and funny people. Crowd laughs a lot. A lot of potential here!
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    chris l.
    posted 10 years ago

    Funniest thing I ever saw.
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    Hilda W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Smook is hilarious!
  • Lyle's Photo

    Lyle M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Quirky original and fun!
  • verna's Photo

    verna m.
    posted 10 years ago

    I really enjoy this .. too funny
  • lucy's Photo

    lucy w.
    posted 10 years ago

    <3 THE BEST
  • Leah's Photo

    Leah K.
    posted 10 years ago

    None stop laughs. Would love to see more!
  • Willy's Photo

    Willy B.
    posted 10 years ago

    They have way more talent in person'
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    sherri a.
    posted 10 years ago

    Fresh and different. Thoroughly enjoyed this!!!
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    Michael G.
    posted 10 years ago

    After thorough scientific examination, I've determined that the Digby Towers premise could indeed become Canada's next best comedy series.
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    lucia s.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Kaeleen F.
    posted 10 years ago

    Funny performance that accurately skewers the vagaries of life in a small northwest BC town faced with many challenges.
  • Lee's Photo

    Lee B.
    posted 10 years ago

    I laughed out loud, definitely a hit!
  • Trent's Photo

    Trent D.
    posted 10 years ago

    Top notch, keep up the good work making us laugh over and over and over and...............
  • Louise's Photo

    Louise F.
    posted 10 years ago

    Excellent writing and hilarious delivery! LOVE it!!
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    Anthony V.
    posted 10 years ago

    I love quirky, well written, and superbly delivered comedy - I vote DIGBY TOWERS!
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