Tag Archives: Rosemary Doyle

CHRISTMAS PANTO ROCKS SANDCASTLE

RED SANDCASTLE launches the New Year with theatrical fireworks! A pantomime or panto is a kind of musical comedy, developed in England and performed during Christmas and New Years. Every year, Red Sandcastle Theatre premieres a newly-minted holiday pantomime. Originally, … Continue reading

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COMING UP SOON !

Coming Up Soon — The 5th Annual 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Event – 2017 Five years ago, I arrived for the first-ever 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Event at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. Convened by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Rosemary Doyle, … Continue reading

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GENIUS IN A LAMP

  Every year at Christmas time, The Red Sandcastle Theatre stages a pantomime, for kids and grown ups. A pantomime is a kind of silly fairy tale, full of hammy acting, songs, dances, and audience interaction. The pantomimes at the … Continue reading

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PREPARING FOR SPRING

  My short play, The Red Lacquered Box, is one of 16 short works that will go on in March 2017 at the New Ideas Festival. Broken into groups, the various plays will be performed over a three week period … Continue reading

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WHEN THE WHEELS FALL OFF THE LANDAU CARRIAGE

MILF LIFE CRISIS, written and performed by Anne Marie Scheffler, is a comic romp through the stress of a woman, with children, getting a divorce. Appearing alone on stage, Scheffler becomes the husband who rejects her, her various girlfriends, and … Continue reading

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH

Every year for the past three years, the Red Sandcastle Theatre, headed by Rosemary Doyle, has staged the 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival. Writers who have registered for the event gather at the theatre, and write for up to 24 hours, creating a … Continue reading

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WHAT FUN IT IS!

The curtain has risen on the annual holiday pantomime staged at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. This original pantomime (the 5th) tells the story of Jacques & the Bean StockMarket by Jane Shields and Rosemary Doyle. As with the other Sandcastle … Continue reading

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CIRCLE THESE DATES

ATTENTION:  ACTORS AND PLAYWRIGHTS On July 31, 2015, registered playwrights will gather for the 3rd annual 1000 Monkeys Play Writing Festival. For 24 hours, from July 31, Friday, 6:00 pm until 6:00 pm, Saturday August 1, playwrights will be creating … Continue reading

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MISTRESS OF THE MAGIC FACTORY

Exactly four years ago, a small event turned Rosemary Doyle into a theatrical pioneer. Since that fateful day, her industry and example has made her a key figure in the independent theatre movement, a front that has transformed the entertainment … Continue reading

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WHEN THE SEASON TURNS HOT

In Toronto, the weather is warming up. Naturally, The Storefront Theatre holds its chic Spring Fling, a kind of fund-raising, networking, talent splash, this time at THE SUPER WONDER GALLERY on Bloor Street West. In less than two years, The Storefront has become … Continue reading

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A WORKING DAY IN HELL

  Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet‘s award-winning, darkly humorous play, is about real estate salesmen working in an office, viciously competing to sell the most. The cast is all male and the language is rough and raw. In an interesting … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST FUN

A lot of work goes into staging a play before opening night. Right now, I’m in the thick of it, watching my new comedy, Beyond Belief, take shape. First off, the director and all the actors in the play show … Continue reading

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HOLLYWOOD CRUCIFIED!

Epic Comedy To Premiere at Red Sandcastle Theatre Burke Campbell‘s outrageous comedy Beyond Belief is the story of Ben Smite, Hollywood’s hottest star and most notorious ‘bad boy’. Ben’s long-running career is plagued by a string of personal scandals, threatening … Continue reading

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A MOST DELIGHTFUL EVENT

This week, the lights came up on the extraordinary Christmas pantomime at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. The place was packed with adults and kids, and there was a real ruckus of audience involvement. I’ve rarely had SO much fun. The pantomime, … Continue reading

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THE LITTLE THEATRE THAT ROARED

Nearly 4 years old, Red Sandcastle Theatre opened on Queen Street East, in Toronto’s trendy Leslieville. Founder and artistic director of the small theatre, Rosemary Doyle, intended to establish a magical space with practical roots. A veteran actor, director, and … Continue reading

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