Blyth Festival Past Seasons

All our past seasons history from the Blyth Festival summer season of Canadian plays.

2023 Season brochure cover

The Donnellys | A Trilogy Written by James Reaney, Adapted...

THE DRAWER BOY | by Michael Healey COTTAGERS AND INDIANS...

*A HURON COUNTY CHRISTMAS CAROL | by Gil Garratt with...

The PIGEON KING | by The Company * THE NEW...

*MR. NEW YEAR’S EVE: A NIGHT WITH GUY LOMBARDO |...

*OUR BEAUTIFUL SONS: REMEMBERING MATTHEW DINNING | By Christopher Morris...

*SEEDS | by Annabel Soutar *THE WILBERFORCE HOTEL | by...

*KITCHEN RADIO | by Marion de Vries BILLY BISHOP GOES...

DEAR JOHNNY DEERE | by Ken Cameron, Based on the...

*DEAR JOHNNY DEERE | by Ken Cameron, Based on the...

*HOMETOWN | by Jean Marc Dalpe, Mieko Ouchi, Mansel Robinson,...

A KILLING SNOW | by Paul Ciufo BORDERTOWN CAFE |...

*THE BOOTBLACK ORATOR | by Ted Johns THE MAIL ORDER...

*AGAINST THE GRAIN | by Carolyn Hay *HARVEST | by...

*THE EYES OF HEAVEN | by Beverley Cooper QUEEN MILLI...

*BALLAD OF STOMPIN’ TOM | by David Scott, songs by...

THE GINKGO TREE | by Lee MacDougall *POWERS AND GLORIA...

THE OUTDOOR DONNELLYS | by Paul Thompson, Janet Amos &...

*THE PERILOUS PIRATE’S DAUGHTER | by Anne Chislett & David...

THE OUTDOOR DONNELLYS | by Paul Thompson, Janet Amos &...

*THE OUTDOOR DONNELLYS | by Paul Thompson, Janet Amos &...

DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN | by Paul Thompson ANNE...

THAT SUMMER | by David French BIG BOX | by...

YESTERYEAR | by Joanna McClelland Glass WILBUR COUNTY BLUES |...

QUIET IN THE LAND | by Anne Chislett BOOZE DAYS...

BARNDANCE, LIVE! | by Paul Thompson & Company MA BELLE...

BALLAD FOR A RUM RUNNER’S DAUGHTER | book & lyrics...

GLENGARRY SCHOOL DAYS | by Anne Chislett HE WON’T COME...

MANY HANDS | by Dale Hamilton CEILI HOUSE | by...

THE PUFF’N’ BLOW BOYS | by Valoreyne Brandt Jenkins THE...

TWO BROTHERS | by Ted Johns BARBERSHOP QUARTET | by...

LOCAL TALENT | by Collen Curran ALBERTINE, IN FIVE TIMES...

THE PERILS OF PERSEPHONE | by Dan Needles STICKS AND...

THE COOKIE WAR | by Kathleen McDonnell THE MAIL ORDER...

GIRLS IN THE GANG | by John Roby & Raymond...

ANOTHER SEASON’S PROMISE | by Anne Chislett & Keith Roulston...

POLDERLAND | by Brian Wade MOOSE COUNTY | by Colleen...

GARRISON’S GARAGE | by Ted Johns A SPIDER IN THE...

NOBODY’S CHILD | by Janice Wiseman & Holden Jones MY...

DOWN NORTH | by Janet Amos HEADS YOU LOSE |...

HE WON’T COME IN FROM THE BARN | recreated by...

JOHN AND THE MISSUS | by Gordon Pinsent ST. SAM...

THIS FOREIGN LAND | created by Patricia Mahoney & Company...

THE HURON TIGER | by Peter Colley HIS OWN BOSS...

A SUMMER BURNING | adapted by Anne Chislett, from the...

THE BLOOD IS STRONG | by Lister Sinclair HOW I...

THE MOUSETRAP | by Agatha Christie MOSTLY IN CLOVER |...

2023 Season brochure cover

2023

Categories: Past Productions

The Donnellys | A Trilogy Written by James Reaney, Adapted by Gil Garratt
Liars at a Funeral | by Sophia Fabiilli
Chronicles of Sarnia | By Matt Murray
The Real McCoy | by Andrew Moodie

2022

Categories: Past Productions

THE DRAWER BOY | by Michael Healey
COTTAGERS AND INDIANS | by Drew Hayden Taylor
JOHN WARE REIMAGINED | by Cheryl Foggo

2020

Categories: Past Productions

*A HURON COUNTY CHRISTMAS CAROL | by Gil Garratt with Music by John Powers

*World Premiere

2018

Categories: Past Productions

The PIGEON KING | by The Company
* THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB | by Mark Crawford
*JUDITH: MEMORIES OF A LADY PIG FARMER | by Heather Davies, adapted from Aritha van Herk’s 1978 novel Judith 1837:
THE FARMERS’ REVOLT | by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille
* WING NIGHT AT THE BOOT | by The Company

*World Premiere

2017

Categories: Past Productions

*MR. NEW YEAR’S EVE: A NIGHT WITH GUY LOMBARDO | by David Scott
THE BERLIN BLUES | by Drew Hayden Taylor
*THE PIGEON KING | by The Company
*IPPERWASH | by Falen Johnson & Jessica Carmichael

*World Premiere

2016

Categories: Past Productions

*OUR BEAUTIFUL SONS: REMEMBERING MATTHEW DINNING | By Christopher Morris
*THE BIRDS AND THE BEES | by Mark Crawford
*IF TRUTH BE TOLD | by Beverley Cooper
*THE LAST DONNELLY STANDING | by Paul Thompson, Gil Garratt & Beth Kates

*World Premiere

2015

Categories: Past Productions

*SEEDS | by Annabel Soutar
*THE WILBERFORCE HOTEL | by Sean Dixon *
FURY | Book & Lyrics by Peter Smith’ Music by Samuel Sholdice
MARY’S WEDDING | by Stephen Massicotte
EDNA RURAL’S CHURCH SUPPER | From Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

*World Premiere

2014

Categories: Past Productions

*KITCHEN RADIO | by Marion de Vries
BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR | by John MacLachlan Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson
*STAG AND DOE | by Mark Crawford
*ST. ANNE’S REEL | by Gil Garratt

*World Premiere

2013

Categories: Past Productions

DEAR JOHNNY DEERE | by Ken Cameron, Based on the songs of Fred Eaglesmith
*BEYOND THE FARM SHOW | by The Collective
*YORKVILLE – THE MUSICAL | Book and Lyrics by Carolyn Hay; Music by Tom Szczesniak
GARRISON’S GARAGE | by Ted Johns
*PRAIRIE NURSE | by Marie Beath Badian
*FALLING: A WAKE | by Gary Kirkham

*World Premiere

2012

Categories: Past Productions

*DEAR JOHNNY DEERE | by Ken Cameron, Based on the songs of Fred Eaglesmith
HAVING HOPE AT HOME | by David S. Craig
*THE LONELY DINER: AL CAPONE IN EUPHEMIA TOWNSHIP | by Beverley Cooper
*THE DEVIL WE KNOW | by Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini

*World Premiere

2011

Categories: Past Productions

*HOMETOWN | by Jean Marc Dalpe, Mieko Ouchi, Mansel Robinson, Martha Ross, Peter Smith & Des Walsh
VIMY | by Vern Thiessen
ROPE’S END | by Douglas Bowie
*EARLY AUGUST | by Kate Lynch

*World Premiere

2010

Categories: Past Productions

A KILLING SNOW | by Paul Ciufo
BORDERTOWN CAFE | by Kelly Rebar
PEARL GIDLEY | by Gary Kirkham
THE BOOK OF ESTHER | by Leanna Brodie

2009

Categories: Past Productions

*THE BOOTBLACK ORATOR | by Ted Johns
THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE | by Robert Clinton
HOCKEY MOM, HOCKEY DAD | by Michael Melski
*THE NUTTALLS | by Michael Healey
INNOCENCE LOST: A PLAY ABOUT STEVEN TRUSCOTT | by Beverley Cooper

*World Premiere

2008

Categories: Past Productions

*AGAINST THE GRAIN | by Carolyn Hay
*HARVEST | by Ken Cameron
COURTING JOHANNA | by Marcia Johnson, based on Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
INNOCENCE LOST: A PLAY ABOUT STEVEN TRUSCOTT | by Beverley Cooper

*World Premiere

2007

Categories: Past Productions

*THE EYES OF HEAVEN | by Beverley Cooper
QUEEN MILLI OF GALT | by Gary Kirkham
WORLD WITHOUT SHADOWS | by Lance Woolaver
*REVEREND JONAH | by Paul Ciufo
THE BALLAD OF STOMPIN’ TOM | by David Scott, with songs by Stompin’ Tom Connors

*World Premiere

2006

Categories: Past Productions

*BALLAD OF STOMPIN’ TOM | by David Scott, songs by Stompin’ Tom Connors
*LOST HEIR | by Sean Dixon
*ANOTHER SEASON’S HARVEST | by Anne Chislett & Keith Roulston
*SCHOOLHOUSE | by Leanna Brodie

*World Premiere

2005

Categories: Past Productions

THE GINKGO TREE | by Lee MacDougall
*POWERS AND GLORIA | by Keith Roulston
THE THIRTEENTH ONE | by Denyse Gervais Regan
I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT | by Peter Colley
SPIRIT OF THE NARROWS | by Anne Lederman

*World Premiere

2004

Categories: Past Productions

THE OUTDOOR DONNELLYS | by Paul Thompson, Janet Amos & Company
HEAT WAVE | by Michel Marc Bouchard
SALT-WATER MOON | by David French
*SPIRIT OF THE NARROWS | by Anne Lederman
*CRICKET & CLAUDETTE | by Ted Johns
TEST DRIVE | by Dave Carley

*World Premiere

2003

Categories: Past Productions

*THE PERILOUS PIRATE’S DAUGHTER | by Anne Chislett & David Archibald
LEAVING HOME | by David French
*HIPPIE | by Jonathan Garfinkel, Kelly McIntosh, Paul Thompson
*HAVING HOPE AT HOME | by David S. Craig
BARNBOOZLED: HE WON’T COME IN FROM THE BARN, PART II | by Ted Johns

*World Premiere

2002

Categories: Past Productions

THE OUTDOOR DONNELLYS | by Paul Thompson, Janet Amos & the Company
*GOODBYE, PICCADILLY | by Douglas Bowie
FILTHY RICH | by George F. Walker
THE DRAWER BOY | by Michael Healey
*BARNBOOZLED: HE WON’T COME IN FROM THE BARN, PART II | by Ted Johns

*World Premiere

2001

Categories: Past Productions

*THE OUTDOOR DONNELLYS | by Paul Thompson, Janet Amos & the Company
THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX | by Gratien Gelinas
CRUEL TEARS | by Ken Mitchell & Humphrey & the Dumptrucks
*MCGILLICUDDY | by Keith Roulston
*SOMETIME, NEVER | by Norah Harding
*CORNER GREEN | by Gordon Pinsent

*World Premiere

2000

Categories: Past Productions

DEATH OF THE HIRED MAN | by Paul Thompson
ANNE | adapted for the stage by Paul Ledoux
CORKER | by Wendy Lill
THE DRAWER BOY | by Michael Healey
STOLEN LIVES-THE ALBERT WALKER STORY | by Peter Colley
WHEN THE REAPER CALLS | by Peter Colley

1999

Categories: Past Productions

THAT SUMMER | by David French
BIG BOX | by David Carley
THE GREAT SCHOOL CRISIS OF ‘99 | by Ted Johns
EVERY DREAM | by James W. Nichol
WHEN THE REAPER CALLS | by Peter Colley

1998

Categories: Past Productions

YESTERYEAR | by Joanna McClelland Glass
WILBUR COUNTY BLUES | by Andrew Moodie
THIRTEEN HANDS | by Carol Shields
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS | by Keith Roulston
HOT FLASHES | by Paul Ledoux & John Roby

1997

Categories: Past Productions

QUIET IN THE LAND | by Anne Chislett
BOOZE DAYS IN A DRY COUNTY | directed by Paul Thompson
THERE’S NOTHING IN THE PAPER | by David Scott
THE MELVILLE BOYS | by Norm Foster
BARNDANCE LIVE! | by the Collective
OVERBOARD! | by Deborah Kimmett

1996

Categories: Past Productions

BARNDANCE, LIVE! | by Paul Thompson & Company
MA BELLE MABEL | by Cindy Cowan
VILLA EDEN | by Colleen Curran
FIREWORKS | by Gordon Portman

1995

Categories: Past Productions

BALLAD FOR A RUM RUNNER’S DAUGHTER | book & lyrics by Laurie Fyffe, music by Beth Barley
THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR | by Norah Harding
THE TOMORROW BOX | by Anne Chislett
JAKE’S PLACE | by Ted Johns
HE WON’T COME IN FROM THE BARN | by Ted Johns

1994

Categories: Past Productions

GLENGARRY SCHOOL DAYS | by Anne Chislett
HE WON’T COME IN FROM THE BARN | by Ted Johns
THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WULLIE MACCRIMMON | by W.O. Mitchell
BOUNCING BACK | by Suzanne Finlay

1993

Categories: Past Productions

MANY HANDS | by Dale Hamilton
CEILI HOUSE | by Colleen Curran
SAFE HAVEN | by Mary-Colin Chisholm
THE OLD MAN’S BAND | by John Roby
WEB | by Rosalind Goldsmith
THE GLORIOUS 12th | by Raymond Storey

1992

Categories: Past Productions

THE PUFF’N’ BLOW BOYS | by Valoreyne Brandt Jenkins
THE HOMETOWN BOY | by Robert Clinton
BACK UP AND PUSH OR THE CONFESSIONS OF A REFORMED CYNIC | by Ted Johns
CYNIC | by Ted Johns
THE GLORIOUS 12th | by Raymond Storey
YANKEE NOTIONS | by Anne Chislett
I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT | by Peter Colley

1991

Categories: Past Productions

TWO BROTHERS | by Ted Johns
BARBERSHOP QUARTET | by Layne Coleman
THE STONE ANGEL | by James W. Nichol, based on the novel by Margaret Lawrence
END OF THE WORLD ROMANCE | by Sean Dixon
CORNFLOWER BLUE | by Kelly Rebar

1990

Categories: Past Productions

LOCAL TALENT | by Collen Curran
ALBERTINE, IN FIVE TIMES | by Michel Tremblay
A FIELD OF FLOWERS | by Laurie Fyffe
THE PERILS OF PERSEPHONE | by Dan Needles
FIREFLY | by Carol Sinclair, with music by John Alcorn

1989

Categories: Past Productions

THE PERILS OF PERSEPHONE | by Dan Needles
STICKS AND STONES (PART 1) | by James Reaney
THE RIGHT ONE | by Bryan Wade
THE DREAMLAND | by Raymond Storey and John Roby
THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE | by Robert Clinton

1988

Categories: Past Productions

THE COOKIE WAR | by Kathleen McDonnell
THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE | by Robert Clinton
LUCIEN | by Marshall Button
FIRES IN THE NIGHT | by David S. Craig
BORDERTOWN CAFÉ | by Kelly Rebar

1987

Categories: Past Productions

GIRLS IN THE GANG | by John Roby & Raymond Storey
MISS BALMORAL OF THE BAYVIEW | by Colleen Curran
BUSH FIRE | by Laurie Fyffe
ANOTHER SEASON’S PROMISE | by Anne Chislett & Keith Roulston
BORDERTOWN CAFÉ | by Kelly Rebar

1986

Categories: Past Productions

ANOTHER SEASON’S PROMISE | by Anne Chislett & Keith Roulston
DRIFT | by Rex Deverell
GONE TO GLORY | by Suzanne Finlay
LILLY, ALTA. | by Kenneth Dybat
CAKE-WALK | by Colleen Curran

1985

Categories: Past Productions

POLDERLAND | by Brian Wade
MOOSE COUNTY | by Colleen Curran
BEAUX GESTES AND BEAUTIFUL DEEDS | by Marie-Lynn Hammond
PRIMROSE SCHOOL DISTRICT 109 | by Ted Galay
GARRISON’S GARAGE | by Ted Johns

1984

Categories: Past Productions

GARRISON’S GARAGE | by Ted Johns
A SPIDER IN THE HOUSE | by Brian Tremlay
CAKE-WALK | by Colleen Curran
BLUE CITY | by Layne Coleman
COUNTRY HEARTS | by Ted Johns & John Roby

1983

Categories: Past Productions

NOBODY’S CHILD | by Janice Wiseman & Holden Jones
MY WILD IRISH ROSE | by Janet Amos
TIGHTEN THE TRACES, HAUL IN THE REINS | by Robbie O’Neill
NAKED ON THE NORTH SHORE | by Ted Johns
THE INNOCENT AND THE JUST | by Gratien Gélinas THE TOMORROW BOX | by Anne Chislett

1982

Categories: Past Productions

DOWN NORTH | by Janet Amos
HEADS YOU LOSE | by Peter Colley
LA SAGOUINE | by Antonine Maillet
COUNTRY HEARTS | by Ted Johns & John Roby
QUIET IN THE LAND | by Anne Chislett

1981

Categories: Past Productions

HE WON’T COME IN FROM THE BARN | recreated by Ted Johns
QUIET IN THE LAND | by Anne Chislett
LOVE OR MONEY | by Carol Bolt
THE TOMORROW BOX | by Anne Chislett
FIRE ON ICE | collectively created from an original script by Keith Roulston

1980

Categories: Past Productions

JOHN AND THE MISSUS | by Gordon Pinsent
ST. SAM OF THE NUKE PILE | by Ted Johns
I’LL BE BACK FOR YOU BEFORE MIDNIGHT | by Peter Colley
THE LIFE THAT JACK BUILT | by the Company with David Fox & Janet Amos

1979

Categories: Past Productions

THIS FOREIGN LAND | created by Patricia Mahoney & Company
I’LL BE BACK FOR YOU BEFORE MIDNIGHT | by Peter Colley
MCGILLICUDDY’S LOST WEEKEND | by Keith Roulston *CHILD | by James W. Nichol
THE DEATH OF THE DONNELLYS | by Theatre Passe Muraille & Ted Johns

1978

Categories: Past Productions

THE HURON TIGER | by Peter Colley
HIS OWN BOSS | by Keith Roulston
THE SCHOOL SHOW | by Ted Johns
GWENDOLINE | by James W. Nichol TWO MILES OFF | Theatre Network

1977

Categories: Past Productions

A SUMMER BURNING | adapted by Anne Chislett, from the novel by Harry J. Boyle
THE BLOOD IS STRONG | by Lister Sinclair
THE BLYTH MEMORIAL HISTORY SHOW | by Jim Schaefer
THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS | by Keith Roulston SHAPE | by Jim Schaefer

1976

Categories: Past Productions

THE BLOOD IS STRONG | by Lister Sinclair
HOW I MET MY HUSBAND | by Alice Munro
MOSTLY IN CLOVER | by Harry J. Boyle, adapted by James Roy, Steven Thorne & the Original Cast SHAPE | by Jim Schaefer

1975

Categories: Past Productions

THE MOUSETRAP | by Agatha Christie

MOSTLY IN CLOVER | by Harry J. Boyle, adapted by James Roy, Steven Thorne & the Original Cast

 

Need more drama in your inbox?

Sign-up for e-news here!