Calling all volunteers for Storm the Stage (May 23)!


Calling all volunteers for Storm the Stage!

Bring ladders, drills, hammers, saws, extension cords, drinking water, sunscreen (could happen!) and elbow grease. We’ll clean up the theatre site, install the canvas, repair some wind-damaged structure and build some backstage stuff. Come for an hour, come for the day, any and all help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Saturday, May 23, at the Perchance Theatre behind Cupid’s Haven Bed & Breakfast
10am start and wrapping up by 5 pm.
If lotsa rain, we bump to Sunday May 24.

RSVP to Brian:


Perchance Theatre at Cupids is holding auditions for the upcoming 2015 season on Sunday, May 3rd.

Led by Artistic Director, Danielle Irvine, Perchance Theatre at Cupids produces and presents classical theatre each summer in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Now in its sixth season, Perchance Theatre has presented 12 productions to critical acclaim and has grown considerably. We provide established and emerging artists with an environment for ensemble creation and professional development, and create unique experiences for audiences, inspired by open-air Elizabethan playhouses.

Auditions will take place in St. John’s and we ask that those auditioning prepare two contrasting Shakespearean monologues.

For more information or to book an audition please call 709-746-9390 or email

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Saturday, April 25th

Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner served at 7:00pm.

The Bella Vista, 26 Torbay Road

Please join us for an evening of performances, debates and dinner as St. John’s brave, bright legal minds partner with Perchance Theatre to perform Shakespeare’s best appeals – legal, love and otherwise

Featuring our “Bardisters:”

Ches Crosbie

Chris Pike

Bob Buckingham

Ernest Gittens

Erin Best

John Drover

Karen Rehner

Matthew Moulton

Rhona Buchan

And more!


Queen of Torts – Sheilagh Guy-Murphy

Lord of Revels – Jonathan Richler

$150/person plus tax. Charitable tax receipts will be issued.

Tickets available by calling (709) 746-9390.

You’re invited to the AGM!


Calling all those interested in Perchance Theatre at Cupids! Casts, crews, volunteers, board members, committee members, supporters, and anyone interested in becoming involved!

You are invited to attend the annual general meeting on Sunday, March 8, 2-4 p.m. at the Cox & Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall.

Perchance is looking for people to provide input on the future of the company and to participate in our committees.

Annual General Meeting
Sunday, March 8, 2-4 p.m.
Cox & Palmer Second Space, LSPU Hall

We look forward to seeing you there!

Perchance Theatre on Eastlink TV’s Discover NL

Thanks to Eastlink for featuring Perchance Theatre in their latest episode of “Discover NL!” Watch Artistic Director, Danielle Irvine and Actor, Paul Wilson talk about the company, and get an insider’s peek the magical space we work in!

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A message from Artistic Director Danielle Irvine: Looking back at Perchance Theatre’s 2014 season‏

Dear Friends,

The 2014 season has drawn to a close and it’s a great time to reflect on what a dynamic year this has been.

We would like to offer a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to all our illustrious company members, our bold board, our intrepid partners, our hardy audiences and the believers who have joined the Perchance dream this year.

While the company has celebrated five wonderful seasons, and hosted many incredible artists during that time, this last season was a coming of age of sorts.

This past spring, the board and staff undertook a major rebranding exercise with the generous support of Tom Murphy and Dave Sullivan of Target Marketing, hand-in-hand with Ray Fennelly and his graphic design students at CNA.  In early July, we launched Perchance Theatre at Cupids with a brand new look and feel, and a series of hilarious radio ads. Perchance you might have heard them?

In June, rehearsals began with the company and all hands hitting the deck to bring together our first full season since 2012.  On July 26, the season opened with Henry V, quickly followed by The Merry Wives of Windsor on July 27.  Both shows were met with critical acclaim and audience enjoyment and played through until the end of August.

This year, we also offered the Muses and Minstrel’s series which featured Wonderbolt Circus – where fire breathing and clowns took the stage; Calvin Powell and Brian Way’s  Songs That Travel, bringing classical and modern music and song featuring many performers; and lastly, A Night of Recitations, which featured five local storytellers who wove spells of magic around our audiences with their tales.

Our season would not have been complete without Andy Jones and Mary Lynn Bernard playing the Cupids Legacy Centre with both The Queen of Paradise’s Garden and Storytelling with Andy Jones.

The company was involved in several outreach endeavours in and around Cupids, and also had two fundraising events in St. John’s: Mixology at the Geo Centre; and “The Last Call,” hosted by Allan Hawco and Carolyn Stokes at their home, featuring the cast of Republic of Doyle, musical entertainment by Alan Doyle, Ennis, The Fortunate Ones, Scott Grimes and Krystin Pellerin. Oh, what a night!

It has been an epic season, but it was not without its challenges – the biggest being the weather.  We lost an unprecedented six shows due to heavy weather and went ahead in inclement weather for most of August which only had six days without rain!  It certainly made us look ahead to 2015 with better weather plans to keep audiences and performers safe and comfortable.

The 2014 season brought back many old friends and supporters to our theatre as well as welcomed new friends and patrons.  We are deeply grateful for your passion and support. We look forward to continuing our growth over the winter and spring with a view to next summer.

Please stay tuned for more to come …

Thank you,

Danielle Irvine
Artistic Director
Perchance Theatre at Cupids

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August 29th Merry Wives will go ahead!

The Merry Wives of Windsor will be going ahead at tonight 7:00pm!

Don't worry guys! (Photo by Ross Leslie)

Don’t worry guys! (Photo by Ross Leslie)

You can still order your tickets for tonight through our box office at 722-6987, or online through Eventbrite!



Weather Watch – August 29th, Merry Wives of Windsor

Alas! The storm has come again!

Alas! The storm has come again!

Keep an eye on our social medias to keep up-to-date on if tonight’s Merry Wives of Windsor will be going ahead. An announcement will be made by 5:15pm!

-And if anyone knows an anti-hurricane jig, do one for us!

Henry V Cancellation – Thursday August 28th

Due to weather we unfortunately have to cancel this evenings showing of Henry V.

However, we still have tickets available for Henry V on Saturday and Sunday August 30th and 31st!

For more information please contact our box office at 722-6987

-The Perchance Theatre Team


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