Our unique community venue has been enriching and entertaining audiences of all ages with live productions and creative performances for more than 130 years. Offering a wide range of creative opportunities to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds, we invite everyone to participate in this creative centre of cultural and community development.
Throughout its history, the Kings Playhouse has never missed a season and continues to enhance the cultural life of our community through numerous productions, programs and concerts.
2020 is no different, and while we’ve broken away from the ‘norm’, our creative programming is certain to offer something exciting for everyone.
Jubilation! A New Beginning
Night Music: A contemplative offering of music. Inspired by Natkirke, a contemplative initiative in Denmark, the hour of music will flow from one piece to the next without pause or applause.
A contemplative program of music by Rachmaninoff, Bach and Satie played masterfully by Sarah Hagen.
Tickets are Pay What You Will and Venue is the beautiful Hillcrest United Church in Montague.
or please call 1 888 346 5666, for an evening of moving melodic stylings by a true talent.
Fascinating Maritime Ladies will celebrate some of the wonderful female singers and songwriters from the East Coast and Quebec. Anne Murray, Rita MacNeil, Ginette Reno, Catherine Mackinnon, The Rankin Family, Edith Butler and many more artists will be explored; with the Fascinating Ladies’ tight harmonies, choreography and delightful banter.
Featuring Nadine Haddad, Kelley Mooney & Catherine O’Brien. With wonderful Singer/Songwriter Katie McGarry as Opening Act!
Following the success of I Know You, Desert Island Theatre Company returns with a brand-new comedy written and performed by Justin Shaw. This spring, brace yourself for the force of nature that is Midnight Baby.
Midnight Baby tells the story of a man obsessed with planning and how this obsession has impacted his relationships. He shares stories of his experiences floundering as a sentimental junior high dweeb, as an awkward adolescent incapable of deviating from routine, and as an adult faced with a poor self-image and the dietary habits of a raccoon. In exploring his anxieties, shame, and embarrassment, Midnight Baby strives to answer the question ‘how can you be enough for another person?’
This one-person comedy is written and performed by Island born storyteller Justin Shaw. Shaw is better known to Island audiences from his work with Popalopalots Live Improv Comedy, Lorne Elliot’s Culture Shock (Harmony House Theatre) and the classic Canadian drama Salt-Water Moon (The Guild 2019 Summer Festival). His debut solo show The Wrestling Play earned the Patron’s Pick distinction at the 2017 Island Fringe Festival and was later presented at Edmonton’s Nextfest Arts & Culture Festival. As a comedian, Shaw has performed across Canada and opened for the likes of Scott Faulconbridge, Elvira Kurt, and the late great Mike MacDonald. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Acting 2017) and loves making people laugh.
This play is directed by Desert Island Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Benton Hartley. ‘This project checks so many boxes for me,’ says Hartley. ‘It’s hilarious, it’s heartfelt, and it affords me the opportunity to work with my immensely talented best friend on a show he’s been working on for a very long time. It’s a humbling opportunity, and an honour in the purest sense of the word.’