Blyth Festival receives $60,000 from province to remount The Pigeon King

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BLYTH, ON – The Pigeon King will fly again this season at The Blyth Festival, thanks to a $60,000 grant through Celebrate Ontario 2018, a provincial program to celebrate diversity, heritage and culture. The Pigeon King will expand the Blyth Festival 2018 season, with 19 performances from May 30 to June 15. This comes after a very successful run in …

London Free Press: Blyth Festival play chosen by National Art Centre

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The London Free Press’ Joe Belanger reports on the National Arts Centre’s announcement Saturday that The Pigeon King will open April 24, 2019 and run until May 5. As well, The Grand’s Silence will open Oct. 17 and run until Oct. 28. Read the full article here.

The Pigeon King flies again: Blyth hit on stage at NAC in 2018/19 Season

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BLYTH, ON – The Pigeon King, a play written and premiered on stage at the Blyth Festival in 2017, with an encore run in the 2018 season, will make its way to the nation’s capital in 2019 as part of the National Arts Centre (NAC) English Theatre 2018/19 Season announced Mar. 3. “This is truly a proud moment for the …

Interview: MyFM talks to Artistic Director Gil Garratt

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Our artistic director, Gil Garratt, in conversation with MyFM radio reporter Travis Jackson, telling the story of the Blyth Festival’s 2018 Season. The box office is open to members right now and opens to the general public on April 1.

CKNX radio interviews artistic director

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Blyth Festival’s artistic director, Gil Garratt, was in studio with CKNX’s Mike Harford this week, talking about all things related to the 2018 Season. The interview came one day before the box office opened to all members who have donated $50 and over. Already, the phone lines are ringing as people book their seats for this season’s five plays. To …

Interview: 1240 CJCS with Artistic Director Gil Garratt

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Stratford radio station 1240 CJCS (also 107.1 Juice FM) Program Director Eddie Matthews interviewed Blyth Festival’s Artistic Director Gil Garratt on Jan. 29 about the Village of Blyth’s Renaissance and the Blyth Festival’s 2018 Season. Listen now.

Blyth Festival plays are on stages across Canada in 2018

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BLYTH, ON – Plays that were developed and premiered on stage at the Blyth Festival are receiving encore productions across the country this year. “This year, a half dozen plays that were born at the Blyth Festival will be performed by other Canadian theatres in the 2018 Season. That reaffirms the Blyth Festival’s magic: selecting and developing plays that resonate …