Twilight Radio Theatre (Matinee)

Date: Apr. 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: The Surf Lodge - Heritage Hall

More Info: Maximum 80 Participants 
Contact: TWT
Tickets: $30

Due to popular demand, we have added a 2nd show, a matinee at noon on Saturday the 1st of April. 

In a time before computers, cell phones and wifi…before the concept of television had even been born; the ringleader of the nation’s imagination was a little box, the centrepiece of every home – the wireless radio. And at the end of every day, just as twilight approached, families would settle in their chairs and listen in awe as fiction came to life on programs like Suspense, Escape and The Shadow. This was the Golden Age of Radio.

The mind’s eye was all that was needed, as the listeners were magically transported – absolutely anywhere – simply by using props and shoes to create the right background sound effects. This painting with sound – the reproduction of breaking glass, footsteps and creaking doors – came to be named the Art of Foley (after its pioneer, Jack Foley.) It was this inventive artistry that inspired the audience members to be drawn in, to create their own unique experience and to become an integral part of the show.

Now…imagine that you are a member of the audience in a live radio sound stage of yesteryear, not only listening as the actors perform multiple voices but also bearing witness as the cast, dressed in period costume, simultaneously slam doors, crumple tissue and create footsteps, setting a grand stage for your imagination. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is Twilight Radio Theatre!

The cast for this grand re-mounting of Twilight Radio Theatre in conjunction with the Gabriola Arts Council and headlining the Island of the Arts Festival is chomping at the bit and raring to go! This production will feature Multi-talented Musical Director Adam Kerby, TRT’s Dame of all Things Great and Small Kathy McIntyre, Vocal Voice-Over Vaudevillian Chris Jans, and the return of Special Guest Super Star Jocelyn Hallett.


All Ages



You must register in advance for all workshops and events. Workshops have limited space – spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept for workshops that are full. Register early – don’t be disappointed!

Registration for GAC members begins on March 13th.

Registration for the public begins on March 14th.

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