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Friday, June 21, 2024

Once upon a time, when Keith Roulston (one of the founders of the Blyth Festival - heard of him?) and I worked in the same office, we would discuss the plays of the Blyth Festival... though only after I'd written my review of the show.

Friday, June 14, 2024

The film BlackBerry didn't just win big at the 2024 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) - it won the biggest. With 14 wins, including Best Picture and Best Direction, BlackBerry is now the most awarded film in CSA history.

Friday, June 14, 2024

This fall, Blyth-based Renaissance man Duncan McGregor will be bringing Andy Sparling and James White's ambitious new play The Streamliners to The Livery Theatre.

Friday, June 14, 2024

The second annual Huron County Pride Festival in Goderich on Saturday was a huge success. An impressive number of people came out to celebrate the inclusiveness of which Huron County is capable.

Friday, June 14, 2024

For its sixth and final chapter, The Kingsbridge Chronicles has fittingly decided to close the ring with Where Do We Go From Here? - which tells the tale of the Kingsbridge Centre itself...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Weeks before any of the actors arrive in Blyth to begin rehearsals, a variety of skilled designers have already been coming and going, armed only with copies of the script and notes from the director

Thursday, June 6, 2024

For her first season at the Blyth Festival, Amanda Wong will be bringing her compassionate approach to costuming and eye for sustainable design to town.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Alison Lawrence is an accomplished actor and playwright with an impressive body of work, but she had her work cut out for her writing Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes as a joint production by the Peterborough area's 4th Line Theatre and...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Severn Thompson, who should be no stranger to Blyth Festival audiences, has had her hands full this past year. As a result, this season is a big one for her - full of professional and creative fulfillment.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Charlotte Dennis will be making her Blyth Festival debut and yet, she has some familial history with the place.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

For the Blyth Festival's 50th anniversary, Shawn Kerwin will be designing the set for Beverley Cooper's The Trials of Maggie Pollock - the true story of a Huron County woman who, in 1919

Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Trials of Maggie Pollock is a perfect fit for playwright Beverley Cooper, who has given the Blyth Festival some of its most successful and entertaining local history pieces of the last two decades.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Despite having a long, storied and award-winning career in worldwide theatre, Ann-Marie Kerr will be making her Blyth Festival debut this summer as the director of The Trials of Maggie Pollock.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

While Birgitte Solem hasn't been part of the Blyth Festival company since 2017's The Pigeon King, she has a long and storied history with the Festival, which has, in part, led to the creation of this season's Resort to Murder.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

One shudders to think of what malignancy of fate would bear a world that would even consider celebrating the Blyth Festival's 50th anniversary without Randy Hughson.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Blyth's 50th anniversary season is going to be bringing quite a few Festival favourites back to Blyth for a board-treading bonanza but, when it came to casting Sandy, the female lead in Mark Crawford's The Golden Anniversaries...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Alicia Salvador will be making her Blyth Festival debut this summer as a member of the cast of Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes. Notably, however, she will not be making her professional theatre debut here

Thursday, June 6, 2024

A "two-hander", in the theatre world, is exactly what you'd think it is - a play that has only two main characters. Two-handers are all about the dynamic balance between the two actors who are carrying the story, and the audience along for the ride.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

There's a plethora of reasons why the world premiere of The Golden Anniversaries already has so much buzz swirling around it, not the least of which is the fact that it was penned by playwright Mark Crawford.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

The undeniable will of the universe may be bringing seasoned stage manager Ann Stuart out of retirement to manage the world premiere of Mark Crawford's The Golden Anniversaries...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

It's a bit surprising that directing the world premiere of Gil Garratt's Saving Graceland will be the first time James MacDonald has worked at the Blyth Festival.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Blyth Festival has told a lot of different stories over the past 50 years, each one of which has existed on the stage at Memorial Hall as its own little, self-contained universe.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Actor Caroline Gillis is pulling double duty in a major way for the Blyth Festival's 50th anniversary season. The versatile actor has graced the stage at Memorial Hall a number of times over the past two decades...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

To paraphrase one of Canada's great singer-songwriters, J.D. Nicholsen's been everywhere, man. His theatrical career has brought him to the stage of theatres all over Canada

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