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Runs from Wednesday August 24 2022 to Sunday August 28 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes

× Highland Arts Theatre Presents


Book, Music, & Lyrics by Leslie Arden

Based on the story by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Ron Jenkins

Music Direction by Chris Mounteer

This award-winning Canadian musical conjures a world of magic and whimsy, sailors and gypsies, swallows and golden statues. Based on the beloved story by Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest) and directed by Ron Jenkins (Spelling Bee, Next to Normal).

Dedicated to the Memory of Cathy Elliot.

Chalmers Canadian Play Award Winner

"Leslie Arden is the best hope among Canadian writers of musicals." -National Post

This production is is priced based on Pay What You Can Donations with free tickets available for those in need thanks to our Radical Access Program.

PWYC removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible thanks to our monthly donors and those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended donation. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $25 per ticket (Tax-deductible Charitable Receipt will be issued at the end of the year)

FREE tickets available thanks to Radical Access

August 24 to 28, 2022

Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30PM Sunday at 3:30PM and 7:30PM

This production is brought to you in part by Arts Nova Scotia, The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and the donations of hundreds of people from around the world thanks to our Radical Access program.

To sign up for monthly donations and ensure we can continue to create accessible theatre to audiences in Cape Breton and beyond, please visit our website here:


This performance will be booked at full capacity with no physical distancing. Masks are highly recommended but not mandatory at this time. This policy may be subject to change pending mandates from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage

By entering Highland Arts Theatre, you are acknowledging you've completed the Province of Nova Scotia's COVID-19 self-assessment and confirm that you or anyone in your household: •do not exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 •are not awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test

By entering Highland Arts Theatre, you agree to adhere to any federal, provincial or municipal health and safety directions and venue protocols related to COVID-19. You recognize the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume any associated risk.

We are committed to keeping our audience, staff, and artists safe and secure. If you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

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