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Summer newsletter and diary dates

Summer newsletter and diary dates

Well, here we are, enjoying those lazy, crazy and unexpectedly hazy days of summer. Hope your garden is doing well and you’re grabbing your chance to get in or on the water. Not this coming weekend, of course, as it’s the 9th Gabriola Theatre Festival. Gabriola Players will be taking part in the opening ceremony, […]

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Robin rocks the hood – again!

Robin rocks the hood – again!

The great Bailes/Holmes panto trilogy came to a rollicking end this weekend with four performances of The Return of Robin Hood. The first panto written by Robin Bailes and directed by Miranda Holmes was our 2014 world premiere of Will Shakespeare The Panto. This was followed up last year with the hugely popular Robin Hood […]

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See you at the Theatre Festival!

See you at the Theatre Festival!

Gabriola Players will have a table at the Street Fair in Lockinvar Lane on Sunday, August 21. Drop by, say hello and learn more about our 2016/17 season. And while you’re there, enter our draw to win a pair of tickets for opening night performances. THE LARAMIE PROJECT Please note there was an error in […]

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2016 Don Whitton Memorial Bursary

2016 Don Whitton Memorial Bursary

Gabriola Players is currently accepting applications for the Don Whitton Memorial Bursary. Don was a member of Gabriola Players from its inception. He was involved in numerous productions before he passed away in 2010, and was also the guiding spirit behind our improvisation workshops. In his memory, Gabriola Players offers an annual bursary* to a […]

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Something for everyone in the 2016 Festival of One-Act Plays

Something for everyone in the 2016 Festival of One-Act Plays

Rehearsals are well underway for our annual festival of one-act plays. As always there is something for everyone in the programme. In Alan Bennett’s two-hander, widower Arthur Dodsworth finds he is enjoying retirement more than he’d expected – until he receives A Visit from Miss Prothero. Directed by Dave Innell and featuring Charlie Cheffins and […]

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Audtions on Thursday for one-act play festival

Audtions on Thursday for one-act play festival

Yes, it’s all go at Gabriola Players. No sooner have we finished the run for our spring production than it’s time to cast thespians (and wannabe thespians) for our annual festival of one-act plays. The three plays offer a wide variety of roles, some quite meaty, others with not many lines to learn at all. […]

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Mock us at your peril

Mock us at your peril

As the campaign for female suffrage gained momentum in late Victorian and Edwardian times, it came as no surprise that the male establishment fought back. Their chief weapon wasn’t reason (as there was none), but mockery. Cartoons like this began to appear regularly in newspapers, periodicals and pamphlets. In the run up to the opening […]

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Sounder: “What Glorious Times coming this weekend”

Sounder: “What Glorious Times coming this weekend”

© Gabriola Sounder, March 8 2016 One hundred years ago, on 28 January 1916, the Manitoba Election Act was amended to grant women the vote. The decades-long Canadian campaign for female suffrage may have lacked some of  the high drama of other similar campaigns, but the women who fought it were every bit as steely […]

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Tickets now available for ‘What Glorious Times They Had’

Tickets now available for ‘What Glorious Times They Had’

DON’T MISS THE GABRIOLA PLAYERS TRIBUTE TO THE CANADIAN WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT! Gabriola Players is celebrating the centenary of women first gaining the vote in Canada with a production of What Glorious Times They Had, Diane Grant’s lively and loving tribute to Nellie McClung and the determined members of the Political Equality League. There will […]

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What Glorious auditions!

What Glorious auditions!

Gabriola Players is seeking to cast several women and men for our spring production of What Glorious Times They Had, Diane Grant’s loving tribute to Canada’s suffragists. Director Miranda Holmes will be holding auditions on Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 7 to 9pm at the Rollo Centre. Rehearsals will begin the following week, with performances 11-13 […]

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