Magic, ghosts, art and more, all part of the summer line-up

These last few weeks at the Kings Playhouse there’s been a shift in the air as we gradually move into our summer season. Auditions for the production Complete Works of William Shakespeare and rehearsals have started for this madcap comedy. We’re happy to have Ben Hartley, Jay Nicholson and Kassinda Bulger in the cast along with director Laura Bird.

Treble with Girls has also started prepping for For the Love of the Island: Chapter 2, as well as Backroads with Teresa Doyle, Ward MacDonald and Patrick Bunston.

This coming weekend and next the Down East Dance Academy will host its end-of-year performances, which will mean amazing pieces by local talent. Recital tickets can be obtained at


These tickets don’t last long, so book your seat before it’s too late.

In April, the Playhouse hosted its first Paint Party with Amy and, after the success of the event, another will be held on June 8. Local artist Amy MacConnell will teach participants how to create their own work of art. Canvas and supplies are included and the bar will be open for those who might want a glass of wine. Tickets are limited so it’s recommended to sign up soon.

At the end of June the Playhouse will host a special act – MattMan, the hypnotist, who will present his show Dream Chaser on June 22. Matt MacPhee combines comedy with hypnosis for an amazing night suit to the whole family. Tickets are available online on the Playhouse website.


Talking about the uncanny, this past week the Playhouse hosted the crew from the TV show Haunted 2. The ghost hunters filmed for two nights and now we’ll have to wait until the show airs to see if they witnessed anything supernatural during their stay.

In June another TV crew, from APTN’s show The Other Side, will overnight at the Playhouse in search of ghosts.

For any and all information about the upcoming season, check our website and social media pages. There will be some giveaway contests and other raffles, as things amp up for another amazing year at the Playhouse.

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