What “Lone Star” Has Meant to Me – Matt Blundell

Lone Star has been an incredible experience from beginning to end. When Jack first asked me to direct this as one of NP’s Pop-Up Theatre Projects, I was immediately intrigued at what the possibilities were for this show and what it could become. But I couldn’t even come close to imagining the level this show has been brought to life, … Read More

“The minute I got there – wham!!” – Jamie Hunt on playing Roy

It has been said that you never miss something until it’s gone.  Four years ago, I was tired of the process of theatre – the auditions, the rehearsals, the line runs, the time commitment. I still loved being on stage, but the steps in between had lost their magic.  When Northumberland Players decided to present summer theatre, I was reluctant to … Read More

“This has fed my soul” – Carol Beauchamp on “Laundry and Bourbon”

What a joy it has been to come together with these great ladies and once again bring to life a moving and funny script!      As a director, I truly didn’t realize how much I missed theatre until we started rehearsals. This experience with a talented and willing cast of terrific actors has fed my soul.  And not to forget … Read More

“Every Actor’s Dream” – Beth and Jamie Hunt on “Love Letters”

Beth & Jamie Hunt are one of the couples performing Love Letters as part of the Pop Up Theatre Project. We caught up with them about the show. Beth says, “after having spent twenty five years doing back to back shows, I decided to take a break in 2018, I just didn’t “love it” anymore. When COVID hit, the lockdowns … Read More

“Giving a piece of yourself… totally” – Lisa & Dan Kapp

After a 17 year hiatus, and working with a variety of theatre companies (including internationally), being on stage with the Northumberland Players feels like coming home. In 2005 we accepted teaching positions in Turkey and then landed in Toronto for 11 years before returning to Cobourg during retirement. We have grown a little wiser, a little greyer and a little … Read More

$81,400 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Raises the Curtain for the Northumberland Players this Summer

Pop Up Project Banner

The Northumberland Players are looking forward to launching their Pop Up Theatre project this summer thanks to an $81,400 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The popular theatre group will be delivering outdoor performances for local audiences thanks to the equipment the grant has purchased.  “I am pleased to announce this … Read More

Summer Radio Shorts Festival – Call for Submissions

Banner for the call for submissions for the Summer Radio Shorts Festival

Northumberland 89.7 and Northumberland Players are excited to bring more theatre back into your life this summer… on the radio! Have a listen to the call for submissions: If you’ve written a script, have an idea for one, or have an open access play in mind that would work well on the radio, we need your proposal. Production teams should … Read More