This year, Northumberland Players celebrates 40 years of bringing quality theatre to its growing audiences. Over the years, they have presented more than two hundred and fifty musical and dramatic productions at venues such as the Firehall Theatre, Victoria Hall Concert Hall, the Capital Theatre in Port Hope, and the Best Western Cobourg Inn and Convention Centre among others. Last year alone, over ten thousand ticket holders attended our productions. Northumberland Players is an entirely volunteer-run organization, with responsibility for managing their home, the Firehall Theatre, a Costume House with many thousands of costumes and vintage items, and a set building space, affectionately known as the ‘Third Space’. A committed Board of Directors, over 300 volunteers and 100 members, numerous sponsors and community supporters make it possible to offer award winning theatre as well as a thriving youth program and summer camp, educational workshops for actors, directors and producers, and opportunities for local playwrights to showcase their work.
|Northumberland Players' production of Waiting for the Parade|
Photo by Sherwood McLernon
At EODL Full-Length Festival 2016-2017, Northumberland Players won the Leslie M. Frost Award for Best Production, Best Production of a Canadian Play, and Best Director (Brenda Worsnop), with nominations for Best Actress in a Major Role (Kirsty Bird as Catherine, and Anne-Marie Bouthillette as Marta), Best Costuming (Dawn Watters and Grace Price), and an Adjudicator’s Award (Kara Besson, Stage Management).