Since 1980, the St. Ann’s Bay Players have produced over 45 Canadian and Cape Breton plays throughout the Island. Many of them have been original works or adaptations reflecting the rich Scottish humour and storytelling background of the area. Their theatre has been described as often challenging, thought provoking, but always entertaining with a good dose of very dry, sometimes dark, and witty humour.
The company of seasoned professional and amateur theatre artists are led by Bev Brett, the company’s director and playwright. Recent works are adaptations of Alistair McLeod’s short story, “Vision”, an adaptation of “Still Game”, a hilarious Scottish TV series, and “Out of Black Cove” an original production including 13 actors and 20 musicians about the rich history of St. Ann’s Bay and the founding of the Gaelic College.