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The Gentleman Clothier – Auditions – June 9, 10 & 12, 2019

This funny and relatable play for all, tells the story of Norman, a lonely bachelor who decides to fulfill a dream of opening his own clothing store and in turn creates a new family within the store.  It’s a play that reminds us that the greatest gifts of friendship and happiness are right in our own backyards.

Thistle Theatre will be holding auditions for this production on June 9, 10 and 12 at 7 PM at Thistle Theatre in Embro. We will be looking to cast four roles in the play:  a male, aged approximately 40 to 60; a female, aged approximately 35 to 60; a male, aged approximately 25 to 40; and a female aged approximately 18 to 30. Ability to do a British accent is required.The show will run November 14th to 24th.

The play is being directed by Ed Williams, with Chris Cockle and Wendy Marshall producing. For more information or to obtain a copy of the script, please contact or (519) 475-4201

Lift Ribbon Cutting

The Lift is done!!!!!

Come visit our newly renovated building and incredible new lift. From the lift there are 2 entrances into the building. The bottom is onto the first floor entering the Green Room. This also gives accessible entry to the library.  The second enters the theatre hall. Changes have been made to the library, to make room for the dedicated accessible washroom. New flooring has been put down in the Green Room, Library and washroom area. As well, a storage area and closet has been set up just outside the washrooms.

The majority of funding for this project has been provided by an Ontario 150 Grant, plus a donation from the Township of Zorra.

A fundraising campaign had been initiated by Thistle Theatre with the hopes of raising $22,000 toward the balance of this project. We have exceeded our goal in just 9 months. Extra will be put toward other hall renovations, to make your theatre experience even more enjoyable.

Thank you to our donors and Zorra Township for their support of our accessibility renovation.

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate on ribbon cutting day. You helped make this come true!