THEOP Deep River Theatre Operating Committee
Chris Gibbs
Men of the Deeps
Dirty Dishes
Zogma Dance
Barbra Lica
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Like Father, Like Son? Sorry

by Chris Gibbs

Chris Gibbs

Chris Gibbs has been unqualified for many jobs… he was an overweight acrobat, a private school English teacher whose only qualification was a British accent, and a Titanic Museum re-enactor fired after one day for ‘adding a few jokes’. Then he found himself in the most difficult, most important job of all… fatherhood.

A stand-up comedy show that playfully explores the fears, worries and surprises of being a new father, and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.

Saturday October 14 at 7:30 pm at Bernard Child's Auditorium

Chris Gibbs's web site.

A Passage to Bollywood


A Passage to Bollywood is a vibrant stage musical with foot tapping music, colourful costumes and a gripping plot that keeps you at the edge of your seat, covering various aspects of the Indian Bollywood culture. It comprises of old classics as well as the latest Bollywood songs.

The audience can expect to experience drama, action, romance, and dance just like a typical Bollywood Film. A popular pot boiler, this one hour entertainment capsule of music and dance will cut across all genres and is guaranteed to engage and entertain all at once

Sunday November 19 at 3:00 pm at Bernard Child's Auditorium

Navdhara Dance Theatre's web site.

Men of the Deeps

Men of the Deeps

Gather your friends and family and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a captivating Christmas concert by the Men of the Deeps! For the past 50 years, Cape Breton's own Men of the Deeps (MOD) choir have been travelling the world as Canadian Ambassadors, singing and storytelling their way into audiences' hearts. The MOD have spent 50 years delivering moving and emotional performances; 50 years giving us a sense of what life was like as a miner in our mining communities; 50 years of preserving and presenting to the world in song, some of our rich Cape Breton folklore and culture.

Monday December 4 at 7:30 pm at Bernard Child's Auditorium

Men of the Deeps' web site.

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Imagine the Andrew Sisters and the Stanley Brothers having triplets...

The result would be none other than these sharp-witted ladies with a 1950’s Nashville sound and killer charm. Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds and extraordinary energy, the Dishes have spent the last five years (often backed by their rhythm section "The Plate Rails") breaking hearts and soothing souls at clubs, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada.

Friday January 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Bernard Child's Auditorium

Dirty Dishes' web site


By Zøgma Dance Theatre


Zøgma is a professional percussive dance company based in Montreal.  Their choreographers are inspired by the cultural diversity found in urban areas and they propose a new aesthetic of Quebec’s folklore merging dance, music and song into powerful, rhythmic works.  Energized by intoxicating music from here with accents from elsewhere, Zøgma's dancers will take you on a rhythmic journey to their sokalo (town square), where they wish to share their memories of simple things in life.

Friday February 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Bernard Child's Auditorium

Zøgma's web site

Barbra Lica Quintet

Barbra Lica

There is only one Canadian jazz singer who creates witty, mad tunes out of her ups and downs, and has her own way with jazz standards and O Canada.

Toronto’s Barbra Lica does both those marvellous things.

“I like to sing and write about some of the more embarrassing parts of being me. I think I look for audiences who can laugh at themselves a bit, laugh at me . . . celebrate our imperfections together,” says Barbra Lica.

Friday April 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Bernard Child's Auditorium

Barbra Lica's web site

Download the poster for the 2017 / 18 season (Adobe PDF).