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In Development for our 2017-18 Season

A Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company production in partnership with The Arts and Culture Centres.
Supported by The City of St. John’s and The Honour 100 Grants Programme.
Written by Edward Riche
Directed by Charlie Tomlinson


On July 1, 1924 Field Marshall Douglas Haig, Commander of The British Expeditionary Force in World War I comes to St. John’s to dedicate the National War Memorial. A groom from the Governor’s stables (and wartime prisoner of the Bolsheviks who may have radicalized him), Charles Edgecombe, is assigned to help Haig dress for the occasion. Once dressed, Haig is obliged to submit to an interview by a young local journalist, Miss Drover, a suffragette and nurse to a brother horribly wounded, mentally, spiritually and physically in the war. These three characters cannot but come to debate and disagree about the causes of the World War and its consequences, about colonialism and capitalism, about patriotism and duty, about the horrors of the past and the hopes for the future, about modernity itself.

Stay tuned for more details about the 2017-18 fully realized production!

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A Pantomime by Rory Lambert

In Development for our 2017-18 Season

Stay tuned for more details as we develop this exciting new Christmas Pantomime. We can guarantee this will be fun for the whole family!

Men of Misfortune

In Development

Written by Charles Picco.

A new original work we currently have in development is Men of Misfortune written by Charles Picco, a Newfoundland born playwright and screenwriter, Co-Creator of the award winning TV Series Todd & The Book of Pure EvilMen of Misfortune is a two-act drama with a gothic horror influence and plenty of dark humour. This exciting new work showcases the extraordinary talents of Andy Jones and Greg Malone. Henry and Lester are brothers. Lester is quiet, timid and solitary. Henry is loud, mean and dangerous. They have not seen each other in thirty years. Henry comes home to visit Lester. Lester hopes that the visit will be short. Henry intends to stay forever. Since being in development at RCAT the play has received two successful workshops and the fantastic dramaturgy of Edward Riche. We are excited to see what the next steps are for Men of Misfortune in the coming seasons – we’ll keep you posted!

The Silent Time

In Development

Written by Paul Rowe
The Silent Time is a stage adaptation of Paul Rowe’s 2007 novel of the same name.

Set in the early decades of the 20th century, The Silent Time tells the story of Leona and Dulcie Merrigan, an outport woman and her deaf child, who enter into a curiously symbiotic relationship with a disillusioned politician named William Cantwell.  The novel, published by Creative Book Publishing, was a finalist for the Winterset Award, the NL Heritage and History Award, and was long-listed for the ReLit Awards.

In 2009, Paul was commissioned by Rising Tide Theatre to adapt the novel to the stage. After three weeks of rehearsal and dramaturgy in the fall of 2009, the play opened for a short run at the Trinity Festival.

In 2010, The Silent Time opened in the main stage season for 20 performances. The play featured Michelle Rex and Paul Rowe in the lead roles of Leona and William, with Tina Randell, Larry Barry, Charles Tomlinson, Meghan Greeley (and others) in supporting roles.