Roseneath Theatre kicks off busy leg of 30th Anniversary Season with Dora and Chalmers award-winning classic, DIB AND DOB AND THE JOURNEY HOME
Family audiences are invited to attend a FREE ‘Toronto Launch Performance’ of this seminal Roseneath work before it tours to venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area and to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Free ‘Toronto Launch Performances’ will take place at the gorgeous Roseneath Studio, in the heart of Toronto’s Dundas West neighborhood, on Sunday January 26 at 11am & 2pm. The show is recommended for children JK-Grade 4 and their parents/guardians. To reserve Toronto Launch tickets, email email@example.com
Written by Roseneath founders David S. Craig and Robert Morgan, and directed by current Roseneath Artistic Director Andrew Lamb, Dib and Dob and the Journey Home is a popular comic work for young audiences that has been enjoyed by thousands of families across Canada and overseas.
“Roseneath is known for uncompromising, quality theatre for young audiences created by professional artists at the top of their game … our classic production of Dib and Dob, written by Roseneath’s co-founders, is the cornerstone of our 30th season and we are thrilled to be showcased at the National Arts Centre as part of their Family Day celebrations.” – Andrew Lamb
Written by David S. Craig and Robert Morgan
Directed by Andrew Lamb
Performed by Colin Doyle and Daniel Krolik
Sound Designer / Composer Rick Sacks
Set and Costume Designer Karyn MacCallum
Stage Manager Sandi Becker
Technical Director James Kendal
TORONTO: Free Toronto Launch Performances, Roseneath Studio, 651 Dufferin St, Jan 26 at 11am & 2pm RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roseneath tours to GTA Schools, January 27 – 31
Presented by Theatre Direct at the Wychwood Theatre, Feb 4-8
BURLINGTON: Burlington Arts Centre, Feb 14
OTTAWA: National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage, Feb 17-22
Dib and Dob and the Journey Home is a comic adventure (with catchy songs and music) about two brothers who are lost and found. Wandering in the forest, Dib and Dob – always arguing in their unique Twinspeak – must overcome obstacles and conquer their fears in order to find home. But imagination can turn the ordinary into the very, very scary! Broad comedy, sight gags, and gymnastics energize this fun-filled fable as the twins resolve their differences and rediscover brotherly love. Guaranteed to keep your children laughing.
“…a delightful piece of theatre for young audiences that reminds us all just how exciting the theatrical voyage can be for any age.” –Toronto Sun
Roseneath Theatre has been a positive force in Theatre for Young Audiences in Canada and abroad for three decades, building an outstanding repertoire of original Canadian plays. The company’s work has been presented all over North America and to parts of Europe and the Pacific Rim, reaching an annual audience of up to 100,000 people.
Dib and Dob and the Journey Home will be followed up by a remount of Hannah Moscovitch’s critically acclaimed In This World (Toronto launch, High School tour) and the world premiere of Bea Pizano’s La Maleta (International Showcase, Toronto Launch and Middle School tour).
It will be a very busy couple of months for Artistic Director Andrew Lamb, who will be directing all three pieces. Says Lamb of Roseneath’s 30th Anniversary Season:
“I believe live theatre is a powerful catalyst for discussion around important issues and challenges facing today’s young people … This anniversary season celebrates the best of what has made Roseneath successful for three decades – premiering of a new work, remounting of productions from our repertoire and partnerships with other theatre companies in Canada.”
The first leg of Roseneath’s 30th Anniversary Season featured a SOLD-OUT Fall presentation of Betty Quan’s Wired, from Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre.
Roseneath Theatre was recently nominated for the Ontario Premier’s Award of Excellence in the Arts. Roseneath has also been nominated for 34 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and has won a total of 13 Awards.
This tour is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program.