Past Productions


A Bittersweet Comedy
By John Patrick Directed by Lynn B. Jolicoeur

A heartwarming comedy written by John Patrick and directed by Lynn Jolicoeur. at the Old Town Hall in Winchester, April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. 

At The Cloisters, Ethel meets an assortment of endearing and colourful residents who appreciate her for who she is, not for her millions. The greed and selfishness of the “upstanding” Savage children is shown in stark contrast to the emotional intelligence and generosity of the inmates. Mrs. Savage manages to pull a fast one on her family, proving that even behind locked doors and barred windows she still holds all the aces.

The money raised from the April 20 show was donated to the fundraising efforts for the New Dundas Manor.

Fall 2023

Shannon Murdock directed the Conor McPherson psychological thriller: The Birds; a stage adaptation from the Daphne Du Maurier short story from which Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name was based, It showed 4 strangers brought together by surreal events in their attempt to survive.
Performances were November 17 to 26.

Spring 2023

Ken Ludwig’s Aherwood, the adventures of Robin Hood was directed by Amanda Burger with assistance from Sandra McNeill. 23 actors fought epic swords and quarter staff battle to the delight of sold out audiences.

Fall 2022

Summer 2022:

The Waffle King Murders

Under the direction of Amanda Burger, this Mat Kelly murder mystery will entertain you like the many Mat Kelly comedies DCP has performed in the past.

Spring 2022

Spring 2022:

On Golden Pond

This well known American comedic drama celebrates the human condition with poignancy, warmth and humor. The play focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer who are spending their 48th summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. Their delightful summer routine–fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementos, listening to the loons call–is given a bitter edge by Norman’s unreliable memory and crotchety attitude. When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman’s 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill’s teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea’s turbulent relationship, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy. The long-standing conflict between father and daughter, the generation gap, and the challenges of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that holds a mirror to our own existence and illustrates the funny, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made. 

Show Dates were  April 29, 30, May 1   and May 6, 7, 8,

Fall 2021

An Evening of Fairy Tale

An Evening of Fairy Tales, Nov 19 – 28.
Shadow puppets
A sample of the shadow puppet show

This family friendly and whimsical shadow puppet rendition of 3 classic fairy tales: Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Aladdin, adapted by our very own Mat Kelly followed COVID protocol.

Hand-crafted, two-dimensional puppets with moving limbs galivanted across a projector and interacted with many other wondrous characters with well defined profiles. Imagine fights, thunder, background effects, minimalist soundscape, a plethora of ridiculous voices, a live narrator, and quick hands and you’ve got an idea of what happened at the Winchester Old Town Hall Nov 20th to 28yh.

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Fall 2020! Yes – Fall 2020 Outdoors

The Black Albatross and the Treasure of Puffin McGuffin
Puffin McGuffin was found dead with a treasure map hidden in her peg leg. The crew of The Black Albatross was on an epic adventure in search of excitement, riches, and a murderer.
This one act mystery  comedy was directed by Amanda Burger and presented October 3 & 4 and October 10 & 11, 2020 at the Cannamore Orchard outdoors.

Fall 2019

– Adventures in the East, by Suzan Holder 

 Dundas County Players staged this pantomime in the British tradition (theatre that is anything but silent and includes song and dance) to coincide with the week of the Winchester Parade of Lights in December. Two performances for schools during the day of Wednesday December 4th. 

Director: Caroline Roberts
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Barton
Music Director: Colleen Howard
Choreographer: Jacquelyn Toupin

Youth Summer Workshop 2019

Once again Lauren Cassleman directed a group of 11 to 17 years old in the production of Paul Williams and Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone.  This fun musical was performed August 16 – 18, 2019, at the Winchester Old Town Hall.

June 2019

June 14th to June 23th 2019:  

The Lone Rider: Another amusing murder mystery by our own Mat, this time with a western theme,  performed to its dramatic conclusion. Shows were June 14 to 23rd.

Spring 2019

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The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, directed by Mike Carter.  The Dundas County Players presented this witty and funny classic play with a fresh twist between April 26 and May 5, 2019:  (view the press release here)

December 2018

Reading of The Grinch that Stole Christmas, a production of A Bunch of People Theatre, in cooperation with DCP, at Mc Closkey’s and at the Old Town Hall.

Fall 2018

Marion Bridge by Daniel McIvor, November 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, 2018.  

See the press Release.  

See the video trailer (on FB)

Marion Bridge – was written by Daniel McIvor,  directed by Moira Law, with Elizabeth Barton as Assistant Director and Suzanne Steele as Stage Manager.

Saturday September 15th at 7pm:

cooperation between DCP, the Movie Committee and composer and pianist Dmytro Morykit of Scotland.  The 1927 silent movie accompanied on the piano by Dmytro.
A cooperation between DCP, the Movie Committee and composer and pianist Dmytro Morykit of Scotland.  The 1927 silent movie accompanied on the piano by Dmytro.

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, directed by Tony Glen.

November 3 to November 12 2017:

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

(music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso).

DCP’s 2017 Youth Summer Workshop

The Dundas County Players presented You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, based on the Comic Strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz, Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesneron, on August 3-6,  directed by Lauren Cassleman.

June 2017 Show

Nanny Featherbottom and the Neighbour’s Corpse.

April 2017Amanda Burger directed the Alex Haber play: “On This Day.”  The production ran from April 21st to April 30th 2017.  

Fall 2016

Tony Glen and Liz Barton directed the sold out production of Tim Firth Calendar Girls November 18 to 29.

July and Aug 2016

Play readings and Workshops.

DCP Reading Mat Kelly's The Terrible Tale of Blue Beard
Reading Blue Beard

August 2016

The DCP Youth Summer Workshop presented (Aug 12-14)


Disney’s The Little Mermaid

June 2016

Poster of Murder from Mars
Mat Kelly’s “Murder from Mars” At the Old Town Hall June 24, 25 and 26

24, 25 and 26 June 2016 Mat Kelly directed one of his own one-act plays:“Murder from Mars”.



Spring 2016

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April 8 to 17, Bill Steele directed the play “My Darling Judith”, a Norm Foster comedy.

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Fall 2015


Tony Glen directed this classic court room thriller written by Reginald Rose.

The 12 Angry Jurors
12 Angry Jurors

Spring 2015

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  The Maltese Bodkin, by David Belke, directed by Gaenor Howe




Fall 2014 "The Childen's Hour" by Lillian Hellman, directed by Terry Green.

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Spring 2014 "The Miracle Worker" by William Gibson with a large cast of both adults and children was directed by Rachelle Eves. "The Miracle Worker" is the inspiring story of Helen Keller.

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Fall 2013 Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Procecution", directed by Elizabeth Barton.


Summer Youth Workshop 2013 "Alice in Wonderland", a Family Musical, with Pantomime Features: book/lyrics by Don Macrae, music by Ted Blackbourn and Don Macrae was directed by Lauren Casselman.



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Spring "Pump Boys and Dinettes", presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. Book, Lyrics and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann was directed by Terry Green.

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2012 Fall

Don't miss our Fall Show
DCP”s Cabaret 2012 is titled Buzz and brings you 2 plays and many fun songs

Buzzz, Cabaret 2012:  A series of songs and plays with a bug theme was directed by Elizabeth Barton.  The Cabaret included two one-act plays: Troy Banyan’s “Crawl to be Kind” and David McGiver’s “Time Flies”.



Spring "Our Town", by Thorton Wilder was directed by Terry Green.
Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon -  (more photos) was directed by Elizabeth Barton.
The Mollycoddlers by John Rockne Corrigan - was directed by Tony Glen.
Murder Mystery Month
Murder by the Book, by Mat Kelly, directed by JP Leduc
Spring: Hot Bed Hotel -
Summer:  Spark - Directed by Kaitlyn Wade.
Ten Lost Years Director Terry Green, Producer, G. Thomas Fall
Ethan Claymore, by Norm Foster
Director, Bill Steele
-Worth It**, by Moira Law & Coffee House Cabaret directed by Elizabeth Barton.
At the EODL one act festival, held in Perth ON that year, Worth It, by Moira Law wont the following awards: 1)Peterborough Examiner Award: “Best visual production for combined use of setting, signage, lighting & silhouette acting” 2) Helen R. McGregor Award “For representing a welcome trend in community theatre of presenting new, original work & also for writing a Hell of a good script”


Spring:The Odd Couple -
Director J. Orten
 Summer:  An Unfortunate Series of Murders and Other Mishaps
Directors Andrea Bols and Miranda Glen

Fall:  Voice of the People*, & Canadian Cabar-eh -

Director Tony Glen

The Voice of the People & An Unfortunate Series of Murders were taken to the One Act Festival put on annually by the Eastern Ontario Drama League, hosted by Merrickville that year and DCP won the following awards: 1)Penny Arril Adjudicator’s Award for best overall in technical & logistical to Voice of the People & An Unfortunate Series of Murders 2)Colin Mawson Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Student to Franziska Glen as Myrtle - Voice of the People 3)Nepean Little Theatre Acting Award:Leading Male or Female Role to Tony Glen as Shorty Morton - Voice of the People 4) Ottawa Little Theatre Best Production to The Voice of the People

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Harvey Directed by Elizabeth Barton Summer The Ugly Duckling Directors Miranda Glen and Andrea Bols Fall (Sept) Fall Fling - Music from Days Gone by Directed by Elizabeth Barton Fall (Oct) Mail Order Annie (Shoestring Theatre, Directed by Rachelle Eves) Fall (Nov) The Diary of Ann Frank Directed by Tony Glen


Spring (April Fool's Day) April Fool's Cabaret, Directed by Elizabeth Barton Spring Who's in Bed with the Butler Director G. Walkden Producer H Richmond Summer Snow White and the Little Men Director J. Orten Producer G. Walkden Fall Fall Fling (Sept) Directed by Elizabeth Barton Arsenic and Old Lace Director C. Roberts Producer K. Dare


Steel Magnolias Directors M. Carter and R. Prentice Producers T. Robitaille /T. MacLellan Summer Jack and the Beanstalk Director J. Orten Producer M. Reid Fall (Oct) One-Act Plays Stabat Mater Director L. Lang Producer G. Walkden Genuine Article Kemptville Players Fall (Nov) Deathtrap Director Tony Glen Producer Elizabeth Barton


Nightwatch Directors M. Reid and B. Steele Producer K. Casselman Summer Annie Director G. Walkden and K. Hanes Producer Fall (Oct) One-Act Plays Still Stands the House Babel Rap The party Director/Producer G. Walkden Christmas Pantomime - The Wonderful Story of Mother Goose Director C. Roberts


Spring (April) Out of Order Director K. Home Producer Elizabeth Barton Spring (June) Same Time Next Year Director M. Carter & A. MacLellan Producer T. MacLellan Summer Treasure Island Director G. Walkden Fall Waiting for the Parade Director Elizabeth Barton Producer C. Hutten Christmas Pantomime - Cinderella Director C. Roberts


An Evening of Culture Director M. Carter Producer T. McClellan Summer Statues Don't Talk, Do They? Director G. Walkden Producer M. Reid Fall (Oct) Two One-Act Plays The Second Best Bed Director and Producer Elizabeth Barton The Voice of the People Director and Producer Tony Glen Fall (Nov) Blithe Spirit Director M. Carter Producer T. Walkden


It Runs in the Family Director D. Smith Summer Tom's Closet Monster Fall The Mousetrap


Spring - Valentine's Day
Cupid's Cabaret Spring Heaven Sent Director G. Walkden Producer K. Horn Summer Dragon Trouble Director A. Stewart Producer M. Reid Fall (Oct) The House of Frankenstein Director K. Horne & T. Valiquette Fall (Nov) Remembrance Day Cabaret Christmas A Christmas Carol


Spring The Odd Couple (female version) Director M. Deflalco Producer A. MacLellan Summer Anne of Green Gables Director D. Smith Fall (Oct) The End of the Line: Beauty Meets the Beast Director K. Horne Producer G. Walkden Fall (Nov) Remembrance Day Cabaret


Spring - Valentine's Day
Cupid Coffee House Spring Honestly Now Director J. Pete & C. Roberts Producer Elizabeth Barton Summer Peter Pan Director G. Walkden Fall (Sept) The Unveiling Director T. Glen & C. Roberts Fall (Nov) Remembrance Day Cabaret


Move Over Mrs. Markham Director L. Lang Producer E. Tremblay Summer Aladdin and His Magic Lamp Director G. Walkden Fall The Melville Boys Director G. Bailey & A. MacLellan Producer D. Smith


Opening Night Director J. Pete Summer Treasure Island Director Elizabeth Barton, T. Glen, D. Smith Fall Fatal Combination J.A. Legge