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Little Volcano

Showing on Jan 21–23

Playing at ANNEX

Little Volcano performance, Veda Hille next to a piano
Photo: ©Matt Reznek

Veda Hille With Theatre Replacement (Canada) Presented with Music On Main


“Few musicians and lyricists, no matter what genre, have such a vibrant array of skills.”

Georgia Straight

Veda Hille’s new work is a musical memoir, a testament to maternal love, a joyful embrace of nature and much more. The singer, pianist and songwriter takes us through her life using stories, Bach preludes, a selection of her own music and some unique and surprising recordings, redefining autobiography as she goes along.

“Hille’s lyrics are clever and sharp, witty and unrelentingly odd, ferreting uncomfortable truths out of found material from everyday life; her playing is playfully tumultuous, taking you on ride after ride.”

Little Volcano performance, Veda Hille playing a piano
Photo: ©Matt Reznek

Over 30 years as an artist, Hille has had her moments of triumph and darkness, and here she pays tribute to the forces that have seen her through; the show includes the stories of her female forebears, and through the ghostly, stubbornly physical medium of vinyl we hear her mother’s voice and the sounds of one of Mother Nature’s most vocal species. Reflective and uplifting in equal measure, Little Volcano is, like all great art, an experiment in self-expression; the beauty of Hille’s effort lies in its bracing honesty, its daring intimacy and its triumphant exaltation of the feminine.

Little Volcano performance, Veda Hille standing
Photo: ©Matt Reznek

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Artist Bio

Veda Hille (Canada)

Since her 1992 cassette debut Songs about people and buildings, Vancouver’s own Veda Hille has been a major presence in the indie music scene. This very versatile artist has also composed for dance and theatre; one recent coup was her music for King Arthur’s Night, a smash hit at PuSh 2018.



823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC


January 21–23
80 mins, no intermission



All performances are SOLD OUT.

There may be tickets released at the ANNEX prior to each performance.  The box office opens nightly at 7pm, you can add your name to the rush waitlist at that time.


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Content Note: Includes flashing lights.


MUSIC Veda Hille, J.S. Bach SCRIPT Veda Hille, James Long, Maiko Yamamoto DIRECTORS Maiko Yamamoto, James Long FIELD RECORDINGS Kathy Hinde STUDIO RECORDINGS Veda Hille, David Carswell, John Collins LIGHTING DESIGNER Sophie Tang DROP Elia Kirby Productions/GNW Scene Shop (after Orra White Hitchcock) MODEL VOLCANO Heidi Wilkinson COSTUME Leah Weinstein TECHNICAL DIRECTORS Andrew Pye, Diana Bartosh PRODUCER Theatre Replacement, Veda Hille REPRESENTED BY Jim Smith at Eponymous

PRODUCTION SPONSOR McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund

SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, Hamber Foundation, BC Arts Council DEVELOPED AT Cove Park, Scotland with Cryptic UK, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts