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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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Laramie Project auditions

Laramie Project auditions

On 12 October 1998 university student Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard was gay and his vicious murder shocked the nation.  Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie to talk to the residents. Gabriola Players is proud to be launching its 2016/17 season with […]

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Thor sends Twelfth Night indoors

Thor sends Twelfth Night indoors

Last night’s spectacular visit from Thor, god of thunder and lightning (whilst it might have been an amazing backdrop for a nighttime performance of King Lear) has left the parking field beside 775 Seagirt Road saturated. As a result, the director and producer of Twelfth Night have decided it would be safer for everyone (and […]

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TWELFTH NIGHT opens tonight at the Rollo Centre

TWELFTH NIGHT opens tonight at the Rollo Centre

Those pesky rain gods have spoken. The first of this weekend’s three performances of Twelfth Night will be staged at the Rollo Centre, beginning at 6pm. Fingers crossed for Bard by the Bay at 775 Seagirt Road (parking off Berry Point Road, opposit Camp Miriam) on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Please check back here […]

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Sounder: “Once more unto the beach, dear friends!”

Sounder: “Once more unto the beach, dear friends!”

Gabriola Sounder 5 July 2016 Well, close to a beach. That’s right – Shakespeare returns to Gabriola’s shore with the second “Bard by the Bay” performance by Gabriola Players. Following last year’s successful and enormously popular staged reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Players are back with another much-loved comedy: Twelfth Night. Gabriola Players […]

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RAIN OR SHINE, THE BARD IS BACK THIS WEEKEND!

RAIN OR SHINE, THE BARD IS BACK THIS WEEKEND!

After three summers of almost unrelenting sunshine from May to September, it seems the weather gods have returned to normal service on Gabriola. For everyone who already has tickets or plans to attend one of this weekend’s performances of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Twelfth Night, fear not! The show will go on. If it rains, the […]

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Brush up your Shakespeare! Auditions for ‘Twelfth Night’ on June 5

Brush up your Shakespeare! Auditions for ‘Twelfth Night’ on June 5

After the success and popularity of our 2015 al fresco reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gabriola Players was thrilled when Garry Davey agreed to help us make “Bard by the Bay” an annual event. This year Garry will be tackling Shakespeare’s much-loved Twelfth Night. He will be leading a five-week workshop, beginning on Sunday, […]

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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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