They’re back in the hack! Festival adds five-show extension in September to The New Canadian Curling Club

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BLYTH, ON – The wildly popular premiere production of The New Canadian Curling Club, the story of an unlikely group of would-be athletes who face off against local prejudice to become a true team, has been extended for an additional five shows, after a run of sold-out shows and waiting lists for tickets. “There has been such incredible demand from …

REVIEW: 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt gets special homecoming from Blyth Festival

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“Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt brings the play 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt home to the theatre where it was born.  Yet this is the first time it’s actually been performed on this stage for an audience. What a special homecoming,” says reviewer Mary Alderson in her online publication, Entertain This Thought. “1837: The Farmers’ Revolt was developed in Blyth 45 years ago. …

REVIEW: Blyth Festival scores solid eight-ender with The New Canadian Curling Club

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Whether you like the sport of curling or not, you will love “The New Canadian Curling Club,” which opened June 22 at the Blyth Festival Theatre, says Liz Dadson, of The Kincardine Record. Written by Mark Crawford and directed by Miles Potter, it’s the world premiere of this play which is a magnificent combination of small-town bigotry, political correctness, and …

Blyth Festival offers theatre experience in one-week summer day camps

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BLYTH, ON – Campers are set to explore the world of theatre in fun one-week summer drama day camps run by the Blyth Festival. The camp, designed for youngsters aged eight to 13, will lead them through exercises, theatre games, improv, and practical training, with the goal of building self-esteem, creating community, enhancing performance skills, and gaining valuable social and …

REVIEW: The New Canadian Curling Club is third hit in a row for playwright

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“Unlike its predecessors, the play also deals with a serious social theme, racial prejudice, and does not shirk from a depiction of its consequences.  Nevertheless, Curling Club achieves what may seem the impossible task of portraying its serious subject realistically and yet being warmly funny at the same time,” says Christopher Hoile, of Stage Door. Read his full review here.

See all that North Huron has to offer

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The Blyth Festival is pleased to be an integral part of the Township of North Huron, making our home in the village of  Blyth. Please hear our artistic director, Gil Garratt, comment at the 20-second mark.

REVIEW: Doesn’t get any more Canadian, eh?

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“I keep returning to the Blyth Festival to nourish my own roots and keep my heart singing.” ~ Rob Reid, Reid between the lines, in reviewing The New Canadian Curling Club and Judith: Memories of a Lady Pig Farmer. ___ When I returned from my initial trip to Blyth this season, I texted my friend with a short quip: “Saw plays …

Huron Society of Artists retrospective exhibition opens July 20 at Gallery

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BLYTH – The Blyth Festival Art Gallery’s second professional exhibition of the 2018 Season, The Huron Society of Artists: In Retrospect, will show the work of a group of artists whose heyday was more than 20 years ago. In 1990, a group of artists from the Huron County area met to form an organization to promote art in the community, …

REVIEW: The coolest place to be this summer is the Blyth Festival’s curling rink

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By James Stewart Reaney, LondonFuse So before getting into the background about the 2018 Huron County fest’s excellent production of The New Canadian Curling Club, here are two guarantees when it comes to Mark Crawford’s play. You will laugh. Out loud. And often. You will reflect on what is to be Canadian. Which is what all world premieres of Canadian …