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Tell Tale Harbour
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Tell Tale Harbour
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Music and lyrics are co-written by Alan Doyle and Bob Foster
The book of the musical is co-written by Doyle alongside Adam Brazier, Artistic Director at Confederation Centre of the Arts,and award-winning writer Edward Riche
Based on the screenplay The Grand Seduction by Ken Scott


 

Cast Size 12
Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
Subgenre comedy/farce
Target Audience Appropriate for all audiences

 

SUMMARY

The musical tells the story of a struggling Atlantic fishing village looking for a miracle. An opportunity arises to bring a state-of-the-art frozen french fry facility to town, but there’s just one major obstacle; to secure the factory, the harbour must have a full-time resident doctor. Realizing this might be their last chance to save their beloved community, the townspeople come together to charm an interim doctor into moving there permanently. Part heist and part farce with lots of music, this hilarious show celebrates the people, the trials, and the triumphs of living in a small community in Atlantic Canada.

HISTORY

The musical is based on the screenplay The Grand Seduction (2013) by Ken Scott. The story caught the eye of Adam Brazier, Artistic Director at Confederation Centre of the Arts,who began drafting the musical adaptation. He sought out a collaborator who could encapsulate Atlantic Canadian storytelling through song, which led him to co-writer Alan Doyle. A Member of the Order of Canada, Doyle is one of the nation’s most treasured songwriters, revered for his solo material and the iconic band, Great Big Sea. Doyle not only co-wrote the musical but also starred in the 2022 production.

Says Doyle: “I hope its passionate message about the meaning of home, and the hilarious situations it portrays, will move people to laugh and cry and laugh again.”

The production’s music and lyrics are co-written by Doyle and Bob Foster (Music Director of Come From Away [Mirvish]). The book of the musical is co-written by Doyle alongside Brazier and award-winning writer Edward Riche. The 2022 production was directed by Jillian Keiley, Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre English Theatre in Ottawa, ON, with choreography by Linda Garneau.

 

FULL CAST LISTING

Time Period modern
Setting small harbour town
Cast Attributes
more mature/no strong dance required
Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
Cautions Fog and Haze effects, language
Musical Style
folk/Atlantic region
Orchestra Size 8

 

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What are Relaxed Performances?

 

Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.

 

 

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