In 2004, these nine brave Gabriola women gave it their all in a performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Out of this venture, Gabriola Players was born.
Since 2004, Gabriola Players has performed more 50 full-length and one-act plays, including a sold out 10th anniversary revival of The Vagina Monologues.
In 2007 we introduced Gabriolans to that great British holiday extravaganza, the pantomime. This now annual fixture has become a firm family favourite with islanders.
In 2015 we dipped our toes into the wonderful world of Shakespeare for the first time with an al fresco staged reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production proved so popular with both cast and audiences that Bard by the Bay has become another fixture in our season calendar.
Next up in our 2016/17 season is our annual family extravaganza – the panto.
This year marks the completion of a great trilogy. First playwright Robin Bailes and director Miranda Holmes brought Gabriola the world premiere of Will Shakespeare The Panto. Last year they brought us Robin Hood and His Merry Men. And rounding things off this year – yes, indeed! – it’s The Return of Robin Hood.
The Sheriff of Nottingham has been banished. The Merry Men are enjoying their retired status. And Robin has been enjoying several years of “domestic bliss” with Marian. But what’s this? A new villain – with an even more villainous mother? Time for Robin to come out of retirement! (No matter how much Marian may object.)
Tickets for Gabriola Players productions can be purchased online (click on the link on the right to order) or in person at North Road Sports.
We encourage everyone to get involved in our productions either on or off the stage. No experience? Not to worry! (Half the cast of 21 actors in Inherit The Wind had never performed onstage before.)
Nimble with a needle? Our costume manager wants to hear from you. Mad about make-up? Let us know. Handy with a hammer? We’re always looking for help with set construction.
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In 2007 Gabriola Players was officially incorporated as the Gabriola Players Theatre Society (registration number S-0052793) with a stated purpose of:
Providing opportunities for members of the community to participate in live theatre productions that enrich, educate and entertain; and
Encouraging theatre as a recreational activity