The Blyth Festival, Home of New Canadian Plays, Suspends 2020 Season

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Effective immediately, The Blyth Festival is suspending its 2020 season until further notice. This the first time in its 46 year history, that the Blyth Festival has had to take such a step. In a statement, Blyth’s Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, said “As a community leader, the Festival owes a responsibility to help support and amplify the life-saving message of our Public …

World Theatre Day

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For all of you Blyth Spirits climbing the isolation walls, spinning around the kitchen table again trying to remember the thrill of the proverbial curtain rising; We’ve put out a call to Blyth Festival artists you know and love, and will be filling these digital streams with authentic, 100% original, downhome Canadian Plays. The Pigeon King Company obliged. So here …

Canadian hockey icon Theo Fleury will join the Blyth Festival as part of their Deeper Roots series of events.

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival is thrilled to announce hockey icon, Olympian, and heroic mental health advocate, Theo Fleury will be in Blyth on Wednesday September 16 at 7:00pm to speak at Blyth Memorial Community Hall. An invigorating, out-spoken, public figure, Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his award-winning time on the ice. But off the rink, his struggles with abuse ...

Blyth Festival announces 5th show in 2020

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Blyth, ON-On Wednesday December 18 Artistic Director Gil Garratt announced the much anticipated fifth production that will be part of the 46th summer season in Blyth:  How I Met My Husband, written by Alice Munro will run July 29-September 3rd.  Penned by the Nobel Laureate herself, this delicate, funny, beautiful play about a young woman, a pilot, and a fateful ...

Stage Door Review – A Huron County Christmas Carol

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written and directed by Gil Garratt Blyth Festival, Memorial Hall, Blyth November 29-December 22, 2019 Marley’s Ghost: ”We should build the community, not business” You would think Southern Ontario would have had its fill of Christmas Carols. In December Toronto alone will see three staged versions while the Shaw Festival presents the second revival of its own version. Now the …

A Huron County Christmas Carol: Greed, Redemption and Rollicking Tunes.

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BLYTH, ON – For the first time in its 45 year history, the Blyth Festival is presenting its inaugural full-out professional Christmas show, A Huron County Christmas Carol. With a star-studded cast, and live original music, this is the Dickens’ classic updated and set in farm country in 2019. Adapted by Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt, with tunes by …

REVIEW: “Perfect fare for Blyth’s largely rural audience”

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Anyone who has experienced Dan Needles’ Wingfield productions knows that the writer is a comic master. While his play The Team on the Hill contains some genuine laugh-out-loud lines, it tends towards the dramatic side of things, so Wingfield fans should be prepared for some darkness, writes theatre critic Paula Citron in her blog PaulaCitron.ca The play, which premiered in 2013, is perfect fare for Blyth’s …