Resort to Murder

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Cast

Creative Team

Geoffrey Armour

Role: Silas
Categories: Resort to Murder

Geoffrey is elated to have been invited back for the 50th Anniversary Season of the Blyth Festival Theatre. This will be his 11th season at the festival. Six of which he served in the Young Company, two as a House Manager, one as the director of the Young Company and after last year’s romp in The Donnellys: A Trilogy he will be joining the festival again in The Farm Show: Then and Now and Resort to Murder. Geoffrey would like to dedicate this season to the Artistic and Administrative Leadership that have been the guardians of this incredible festival since its inception and to the volunteers and community members that keep this tractor running. See you at the Festival, it’ll be solid gold.

Geoffrey Armour

Silas

Geoffrey is elated to have been invited back for the...

Landon Doak

Role: Josh
Categories: Resort to Murder

Theatre: I Am William (Stratford Festival), As You Like it (Shakespeare in High Park/ CanStage), Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan (Soulpepper), Uncovered: The Music of ABBA (Musical Stage Company), A Woman of No Importance, Dance of Death (Shaw Festival), The Drawer Boy (Essential Collective Theatre), Life in a Box (Bad Hats Theatre) 

Film & Television: Shazam!, Murdoch Mysteries, The Community Players 

Other: Landon is also an award winning composer. In 2017 Bad Hats Theatres production of Peter Pan was awarded a Dora for Outstanding Production, in 2020 their show Life In A Box was awarded the Dora for Outstanding New Musical, and in 2023 Alice in Wonderland was awarded the Dora for Outstanding New Musical!

Landon (they/them) was born and raised in Newmarket, Ontario.

Landon Doak

Josh

Theatre: I Am William (Stratford Festival), As You Like it...

Jamie Mac

Role: Brett (and Fight Captain)
Categories: Resort to Murder

Jamie Mac is honoured to make his Blyth Festival debut! He has performed 8 seasons at the Stratford Festival, as well as at many theatres across Canada including the National Arts Centre, GCTC, Canadian Stage, Stage West, Two Planks & A Passion and more. In Film & Television you can see him in Painkiller, What We Do In The Shadows,  On The Count Of Three, Murdoch Mysteries, Republic Of Doyle, and Life With Derek.  Jamie is proud Newfoundlander and has developed a deep love of rural Ontario communities.

Jamie Mac

Brett (and Fight Captain)

Jamie Mac is honoured to make his Blyth Festival debut!...

Fiona Mongillo

Role: Viv
Categories: Resort to Murder

Fiona is the Founding Artistic Director of Here For Now Theatre Company (HFN). Selected credits include the Canadian Premiere of Girls & Boys as part of the HFN 2022 season and the Crow’s Theatre 2023 season, Angelina in Whack! (HFN), Senta von Schrader in Framed (Lighthouse), Louise in The Enchantment (HERE Arts, NYC); Bessie in The Young Ladies of Baddeck(Theatre Baddeck); Rose in Eigengrau, Elisabeth in Laundry and Bourbon(HFN). Selected Film Credits:  Constance Weatherly/Madeline Tomkins in Murdoch Mysteries (CBC); Donald’s Secretary in The Apprentice (Ali Abbasi/Apprentice Productions). Directing: Post Alice (HFN). Training: BFA in Acting, UBC; MA in Classical Acting, LAMDA. Fiona grew up in Lucknow and was a part of the Blyth Festival’s young company from 1998 – 2003.  

Fiona Mongillo

Viv

Fiona is the Founding Artistic Director of Here For Now...

Hallie Seline

Role: Gayle
Categories: Resort to Murder

Hallie is thrilled to return to the Blyth Festival this summer and honoured to be a part of this 50th Anniversary Season. She grew up in the Eastern Townships of Québec, and now calls Toronto home. Selected Theatre Credits: The Donnellys: A Trilogy (Blyth Festival), Heroes of the Fourth Turning, Prodigal, Three Sisters, Casimir and Caroline, The Wolves, Punk Rock (The Howland Company); Prairie Nurse (Lighthouse Festival); Stag and Doe (Bluewater Summer Playhouse); As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare BASH’d). Selected TV: Fellow Travelers (Showtime), Everything’s Going To Be Great (Amazon), Mayday (Discovery). Hallie is a Founding Artistic Leader of The Howland Company, an acclaimed independent Toronto theatre company. She has won a Dora Award and a Toronto Theatre Critics Association Award.

Hallie Seline

Gayle

Hallie is thrilled to return to the Blyth Festival this...

Adam Campbell

Role: Sound Desginer
Categories: Resort to Murder Creative Team

Adam Campbell is a versatile sound designer, composer, percussionist and singer-songwriter. Originally from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Adam has worked as sound designer/composer with Stratford Festival, Blyth Festival, Human Body Expression, Edmonton Opera, Capitol Theatre, Lights On Stratford and more. Adam has toured and performed throughout North America as a percussionist with TorQ Percussion Quartet and Ladom Ensemble, and regularly plays in the pit for musical theatre productions with companies such as Mirvish Productions and Stratford Festival. In 2019, Adam released his debut solo singer-songwriter album, Guess I’m A People Too, featuring a mix of folk, rock and 90’s-tinged original music. Adam currently lives in Stratford, Ontario, with his wife Alice and their cats Ninja and Nazca.

Adam Campbell

Sound Desginer

Adam Campbell is a versatile sound designer, composer, percussionist and...

Pat Flood

Role: Set Design
Categories: Resort to Murder Creative Team

Pat is a theatre, film and television designer and a past President of the Associated Designers of Canada. Selected credits include Set Design for the films Ararat and Where the Truth Lies, directed by Atom Egoyan; Art Director for The Kids in the Hall television series; Resident Designer for Theatre Calgary; and many seasons at the Blyth Festival. She is the author of Susan Benson: Art, Design, Craft published by Firefly Books.

Pat has taught Design at Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Guelph. She is currently working on The Grand River Community Play Project: The Voice of a River to be performed along the length of the Grand River in 2025, sponsored by the Centre for Rural Creativity in Blyth. 

Pat Flood

Set Design

Pat is a theatre, film and television designer and a...

Randy Hughson

Randy Hughson

Role: Director
Categories: Resort to Murder Creative Team

Blyth Credits: James Donnelly & Company (The Donnellys: A Trilogy) Angus (The Drawer Boy), Scrooge (A Huron County Christmas Carol), Stompin’ Tom (Stompin Tom). Many roles over seven season including directing Power and Gloria and Heat Wave. 13 seasons at the Stratford Festival. Randy has played leading roles across Canada. He has performed in Mexico and the United states including many shows at the Tarragon, Canadian Stage, Factory theatre, Soulpepper, Theatre Passe Muraille, Necessary Angel and Crows theatre in Toronto. He has been nominated for eight Dora awards, three Vancouver Jessie Awards, three Edmonton Sterling awards, one Calgary Betty Mitchell award, one Gemini and two Broadway World awards and was awarded one of each.

Randy Hughson

Director

Blyth Credits: James Donnelly & Company (The Donnellys: A Trilogy)...

Sandy Plunkett

Role: Production Stage Manager
Categories: Resort to Murder Creative Team

Blyth Festival: The Donnelly Trilogy, The Drawer Boy, Berlin Blues, Ipperwash, 

Selected Credits: Guilt (A Love Story), Withrow Park. Orphan Song, Bunny, (Tarragon Theatre), New, Bigger than Jesus, (Necessary Angel) The Fish Eyes Trilogy, Boys with Cars (Nightswimming), Dividing Lines, Madre, (Aluna Theatre), Public Servant, Weather the Weather, (Theatre Columbus / Common Boots), Gladstone Variations, Yichud (seclusion) (Convergence), The Silicone Diaries (Buddies in Bad Times), and  7 summers with Dream in High Park Canadian Stage.

Sandy is the great-grandson of Morley Plunkett of the almost forgotten WW1 Canadian Vaudeville Troupe, The Dumbells.

Sandy Plunkett

Production Stage Manager

Blyth Festival: The Donnelly Trilogy, The Drawer Boy, Berlin Blues,...

Birgitte Solem

Role: Playwright
Categories: Resort to Murder Creative Team

Birgitte Solem has appeared at Blyth in Anne, Stolen Lives: The Albert Walker Story, Sometime, Never and Filthy Rich, Mr. New Year’s Eve and as a co-writer and performer in The Pigeon King. She collectively created The Rochdale Project (Theatre Pass Muraille) and for over ten years wrote site-specific dinner theatre mysteries for Mysteriously Yours in Toronto. Birgitte is co-founder of  Hope and Hell Theatre Co., having starred in Disgraced (Mirvish Entertainment and The Citadel Theatre) and has over 30 on screen credits, including two seasons as series regular on Malory Towers for CBBC. Birgitte is thrilled to be back at Blyth, bringing her first full length murder mystery to the stage. 

Birgitte Solem

Playwright

Birgitte Solem has appeared at Blyth in Anne, Stolen Lives:...

Amanda Wong

Role: Costume Designer
Categories: Resort to Murder Creative Team

Amanda Wong -Costume Designer for The Golden Anniversaries and Resort to Murder

Amanda Wong is an award winning Toronto based set and costume designer. Amanda earned the outstanding design award in Toronto’s summerworks festival for two consecutive years collaborating with directors Severn Thompson and ted witzel. She created and styled costumes for CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch and worked as a scenic artist for reality TV’s Big Brother Canada. In 2020, Amanda designed a 100′ long plexiglass ice sculpture in front of Union station. She has worked with the prominent theatre companies Soulpepper, Tarragon, Obsidian, Modern Times Stage Co, Aluna, Canadian Stage, Nightwood and was nominated for the Pauline McGibbon award. Amanda is thrilled to have been invited to Blyth for its 50th season.

Amanda Wong

Costume Designer

Amanda Wong -Costume Designer for The Golden Anniversaries and Resort...

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Book Tickets From

$

45-$50

Show Times:

Jul 24 - Aug 31, 2024

Runtime:

Approx 2h 20mins

Performance:

Venue:

Memorial Hall

Ticket Deals:

Youth: $20

Previews: $40

          Groups: $43 (one complimentary ticket per 20 people)

Resort to Murder
by Birgitte Solem

Memorial Hall – World Premiere


A laugh-a-minute murder mystery. When Brett and Viv inherit an old family mansion on Lake Huron, they dream of starting a country resort, but the couple have very different visions of what a tourist destination should be. For Viv: a spa, and quiet retreat. For Brett: a murder mystery themed escape room…obviously. Just a few nights before they welcome their first guests, Brett and Viv gather their reluctant staff in the attic for a trial run. When a sudden storm rolls in off the lake, the lights go out, and the doors lock, their light-hearted game suddenly turns into an electrifying night of murderous confessions, twists and turns that will leave you breathless. Enjoy your stay!

Runs from Wednesday, July 24, 2024 to Saturday, August 31, 2024
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Tickets on sale to members by phone starting February 5, 2024

Tickets on sale to the general public by phone and website starting April 2, 2024

Generously supported by:

David Palmer

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Play Showings

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Resort to Murder (Preview)Wednesday24 July 20248:00 PM
Resort to Murder (Preview)Thursday25 July 20248:00 PM
Resort to Murder (Opening)Friday26 July 20248:00 PM
Resort to MurderSaturday03 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderTuesday06 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderThursday08 August 20248:00 PM
Resort to MurderFriday09 August 20248:00 PM
Resort to MurderSaturday10 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderSaturday17 August 20248:00 PM
Resort to MurderSunday18 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderTuesday20 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderWednesday21 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderThursday22 August 20242:00 PM
Resort to MurderFriday30 August 20248:00 PM
Resort to MurderSaturday31 August 20242:00 PM