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May 2 - 10 ( at Showplace)



By: Lionel Bart

Director: Gillian Wilson

Musical Director: Brian McDonald

Choreographer: Melissa Beeby

Orchestra: Peter Sudbury

Musical (at Showplace)

Charles Dickens' beloved tale of Oliver Twist, set in the slums of London in the early 1800's, is one his most heartwarming stories and features not only the young and innocent child, Oliver, but such famous fictional characters as Fagin, Nancy, the Artful Dodger, Bill Sykes and a motley crew of orphans and street urchins, all of whom will make you laugh and cry and want to sing along to such well-known songs as “I'd Do Anything”, “Who will Buy”, “Consider Yourself”, “Oom-pah pah”,“Pick a Pocket or Two” and many more.

This musical theatre classic might leave you saying, "Please, sir, I want some more"

Production Dates

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1 2
5 6 7

Ticket Prices


Ordering Tickets

All ticket sales for Oliver! will be handled by the Showplace Box Office, 705-742-7469.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, March 31

Box Office Hours

The PTG box office will be closed until tickets for the first summer production, Criminals in Love, go on sale.

Payment Methods

The PTG box office accepts Visa, Interac, and Mastercard as well as cash and personal cheques.

Visa    Interac    Mastercard

Calling All Hobby Photographers - Follow up

Photographers Wanted

All positions for the Hobby Photographers on the photography team are now filled at this time. We would, however, like to keep your name and contact information on file, in case we need more help down the road. We thank everyone for their interest and support.


New Production Schedule for July and August 2014

July 11 - 20, 2014

(July 11 & 12, 16 - 19 at 8:00 p.m. and July 13 & 20 at 2:00 p.m.)

Criminals in Love

by George Walker

directed by Erin Maxfield

"Criminals in Love" is one of five plays Walker has written about life in the slums of East Toronto.

"Criminals in Love" focuses on Junior, a teen-ager who wants to be not like his father. The father, a habitual petty criminal, has other plans for Junior: He wants Junior to provide storage space for stolen goods. Gail, Junior's girlfriend, aspires to something like a normal life, and Junior sees Gail as his salvation.

August 8 - 17, 2014

(August 8 & 9, 13 - 16 at 8:00 p.m., and August 10 & 17 at 2:00 p.m.)

Enchanted April

by Matthew Barber

directed by Judi Wilson

Feeling lost in their marriages and in the rapidly shifting social currents of post-WWI London, two middle-class housewives rent a villa in Italy for an impulsive holiday away from their lives, reluctantly recruiting a pair of independent upper-class women to share the cost and experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four clash—and then begin to bloom—rediscovering themselves in ways that they never could have imagined.

Please plan to join us for both of these excellent productions.


$7000 Grant from the Peterborough Foundation

Peterborough Foundation
Peterborough Foundation

We are proud to announce that at the end of December 2013, the Peterborough Theatre Guild (PTG) received a grant of $7000 from the Peterborough Foundation to help fund a building improvement project. The board of directors and volunteers of PTG express their gratitude for the generosity of the Peterborough Foundation. Thank you.


EODL One Act Play Festival Results

Ottawa Little Theatre Award
Ottawa Little Theatre

On Saturday afternoon, November 9, 2013 the PTG presented A Candle on the Table by Patricia Clapp and directed by Beth McMaster at the EODL One Act Play Festival held in Merrickville. At the awards ceremony on Sunday, November 10 the PTG production received 3 awards;

Mae Carmichael Award - Best Acting - Ensemble - Dani , Linda, Margaret and Gillian (in order of appearance)

Ottawa Little Theatre Award - Best Production

Donald Endicott Award (new) - Best overall coordination and cooperation - (especially meaningful since Donald is from Peterborough)

Cast of Candle on the Table

Cast of Candle on the Table

Voice Training Workshop

A Voice Workshop You Won't Want to Miss!

When Gwen Brown, Peterborough's First Lady of Theatre, died in June, her friends were looking for a way to honour her memory. Because Gwen was so passionate about the way people use their speaking voice on stage and in all vocal presentations, it was suggested we hold a voice workshop at the Theatre Guild.

We are thrilled to announce that conducting the workshop will be Kate Lynch, an honours graduate of the London, England Central School of Speech and Drama.

At present, Kate is a teacher at the Stratford Conservatory. She has taught voice at the Shaw Festival, the National Theatre School, George Brown Theatre School and at the U of T Drama Program. She has given many courses in voice for Equity Showcase.

This workshop will be valuable to anyone wanting to learn more about using of their speaking voice in plays and in public presentations.

The nine hour workshop will be held over two days.

Sat. Feb. 8 10:00AM till 5:00PM     Sun. Feb. 9 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM


$20 for Theatre Guild Members.   $30 for non-members.

A morning snack and lunch will be provided on Saturday. On Sunday, participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee will be provided.

Enrolment is limited to 18. The spots will go to the first 18 people who have registered and paid.

To register:

Download the registration form.

Send the completed form with cheque made out to Peterborough Theatre Guild or credit card info to:

Barbara Gibson
678 Hopkins Ave.
Peterborough ON
K9J 4Y5

For more information you may phone Barb Gibson at 705 743 9117 or contact her by e-mail

Trillium Foundation Grant

The Peterborough Theatre Guild was thrilled to be the recipient of a $108,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in December 2009. The grant allowed us to replace aging lighting equipment and to purchase a scissor lift which straddles the theatre seats and provides safe access to the lights.


E-mail Lists

The PTG has 2 e-mail lists:

PTG Auditiion List
A notice will be sent to your e-mail address whenever a new audition is posted on the PTG website.

PTG Shows List
Information will be sent to your e-mail address about upcoming PTG events.

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