by Chris Nickless
Sunshine, blue skies, bears, fox and enthusiastic theatre goers were all part of the Gala Opening day for Newman and Wright’s Theatre Royal in Barkerville June 15.
The afternoon reception saw dignitaries from Prince George, Quesnel, The Cariboo Regional District and the South Cariboo partake of a sumptuous dim sum buffet while Barkerville’s operations manager James Douglas welcomed guests and told the attendees about some exciting things in the future for the provincial heritage site.
Newman and Wright’s afternoon and evening performances were well attended and proved to be equally, if not greater than performances in years past. No visit to Barkerville is complete without taking in one or more of the Theatre Royal’s most excellent productions.
Well done Richard, Amy and the whole theatre group.
At the evening performance, a short but hilarious auction took place, helping the theatre’s bank account but more importantly providing a highly entertaining bonus for all the attendees.
A visit to the Barkerville Historic Site and Theatre Royal should be a bucket-list must for this year.