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Friday, July 19, 2024

It may be the traditional off-season for The Livery Theatre in Goderich, but the beloved historic space is currently an absolute flurry of activity, which must mean that it's time for the First Time for Everything (FTFE) Festival.

Friday, July 19, 2024

Owen Sound-based artist Tony Miller, left, recently opened his solo exhibition entitled "Descendants" at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery.

Friday, July 12, 2024

When a group of local theatre-goers is heading into Memorial Hall to see any new play by Mark Crawford, they tend to carry themselves with a certain collective sense of surety.

Friday, July 12, 2024

The Blyth Festival will officially name its flagship indoor stage in response to a landmark $500,000 gift from the Margaret and Andrew Stephens Family Foundation of Canmore, Alberta.

Friday, July 5, 2024

It threatened to rain in Goderich early on Saturday morning, which meant that Huron County's 12th annual Multicultural Festival almost had to move most of its festivities indoors. Fortunately, the weather held out throughout most of the day, allowing...

Friday, June 28, 2024

It has been 10 years on the calendar since Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt put the stories in his head onto the Memorial Hall stage. He wasn't even the head honcho for that season, Marion de Vries was.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Canada's Largest Travelling Barn Dance had its farewell show on Sunday afternoon, and a fine farewell it was. The sold-out performance was fittingly held at the Wingham Town Hall Theatre on Josephine Street

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

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