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April 22, 2018

Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” Remounted

Around the World in 80 Days on SMR Culture Plus: “The three performers meet this daunting challenge with incredibly funny physical performances, [and] witty timely dialogue.”
April 22, 2018

My second time Around the World in 80 Days

Westmount Mag’s Byron Toben reviews Around the World in 80 Days once more!: “loved it again”
April 21, 2018

A Whirlwind Tour de Force of Movement and Acting

SN Travel and Arts without Borders’ Nancy Snipper reviews Around the World in 80 Days: ”Geordie’s stage production of this classic story is an ingenious display of theatre at its very best!”
April 21, 2018

BWW Review: Around the World in 80 Days at Geordie Productions

Broadway World Montreal’s Andee Shuster reviews Around the World in 80 Days: “A great lesson in geography (with a light-up map) and a fun adventure for young and old”.
April 18, 2018

A globe-trotting theatrical adventure for all ages

The Suburban’s Walter J. Lyng previews Around the World in 80 Days: “It’s a show that’s good for children as well as adults. It’s very well-rounded. I think everybody is going to get something out of it.”
April 16, 2018

WATCH: Global News previews Around the World in 80 Days

Danielle Desormeaux and Chimwemwe Miller from Geordie Theatre’s production talk to Global’s Laura Casella about the theatre company’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, “Around the World in 80 Days.”
April 1, 2018

Around the World in 80 Days: A race around the globe

Westmount Mag previews Around the World in 80 Days: “A fun fast-paced adventure for the whole family!”
January 28, 2018

The Berkshire Edge reviews Jabber #GeordieAbroad

A review of Jabber in The Berkshire Edge – A fantastic start to our longest US tour so far! “This [school field trip] likely found the students walking away knowing more about themselves and about others than they did when they got on the bus that morning.”
December 21, 2017

Best Montreal Theatre of 2017

Boys with Cars made Montreal Gazette’s Best of Montreal Theatre of 2017! “What a tour de force it was, Majumdar combining dazzling Indian dance with snarky, profane, sometimes hilarious monologues telling two concurrent tales about high school bullying.”

Press Releases

  • Raise Your Voice!
    2018-19 Season: Raise Your Voice!
    38 Years Young! What happens when you see something that may appear strange or unfair? What do you do about it? Where do you go? How do you stand your ground? When do you give space for others to take the spotlight? Welcome to Geordie’s 38th season where we discover […]
  • Around the World in 80 Days
    Road-tested with theatrical runs at both Théâtre Lac Brome and Hudson Village Theatre last summer, where it was loved by children and parents alike, Geordie’s production of Jules Verne’s timeless classic returns to Montreal with revised designs and other surprises! “How will we cross the alps? A hot air balloon […]
  • A Christmas Carol – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2017
    Geordie Productions invites you all to usher in the holiday season with a contribution to a worthy a cause by attending its annual holiday fundraiser production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic… A CHRISTMAS CAROL The story has become as essential to the holiday ritual as trimming the tree. Miserly Scrooge […]
  • Boys with Cars
    Forever setting the stage for inclusion and important reflection, Geordie offers Montreal teens and their families a chance to catch this fiercely relevant award-winning contemporary Canadian masterpiece  BOYS WITH CARS Without question, Geordie’s first public offering of the season is the company’s boldest to date. A play for teens, Boys […]
  • 2017-18 Season: Imagine
    Welcome to 37! This season is already Geordie’s biggest yet. Here’s why… Last season was Artistic Director Mike Payette’s first with the company and Geordie currently leads the upcoming META (Montreal English Theatre Awards) nominations for the 2016-17 season with 13 nominations! Ever-vital and increasingly relevant, here are some of […]
  • Geordie Theatre Fest 2017
    Road-tested 27, 000km as part of Canada’s furthest-reaching and longest-running annual theatre tour, Geordie presents its inaugural… GEORDIE THEATRE FEST A young girl and boy throw insults at a pool and spin out into a wonder-filled adventure about body image and empowerment. Three teenagers searching for fame in a world […]
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2016
    Geordie Productions is excited to announce this season’s Holiday Gala Production, the all-together unique staging of Frank Capra’s Christmas classic… “What do you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” On Christmas Eve, in the little […]
  • The Halloween Tree
    Montreal’s own theatre for all audiences unveils the Canadian premiere stage adaptation of legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury’s The Halloween Tree “Oh it’s dark, yes, and full of nightmare. Everything that Halloween ever was lies buried there. I could show it to you. What do you say?” On Halloween night, […]
  • 2016-17 Season: Opening Doors to New Worlds
    Geordie Productions celebrates 36 years of acclaimed Theatre for Young Audiences with a new Artistic Director, new adventures, and new voices. “I fell in love with Geordie – as most did – when I was a child. Our commitment to fostering young minds, encouraging dialogue about stories from around the […]
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs
    Geordie brings its beloved adaptation of Beethoven Lives Upstairs to the DB Clarke Theatre “…an entertaining way to introduce the whole family to great music [and] great theatre.” – Kathryn Greenaway (The Gazette) The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down: Ludwig van Beethoven has […]
  • Geordie Productions appoints new Artistic Director
    Introducing… Geordie Productions is thrilled to announce its appointment of the company’s third Artistic Director. Accomplished local actor, director, producer, co-founder and Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre, Artist Mentorship Program Director and Assistant Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop and recipient of the 2015 Montreal English Theatre Award for […]
  • A Christmas Carol – Holiday Fundraiser Gala 2015
    What do 3 Superior Court judges, a bunch of lawyers, businesspersons and Georges Laraque have in common? It’s not what you think. They’ve all signed on to perform in this year’s Geordie holiday fundraiser production of… A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Alexandria Haber | Directed by […]
  • Hana’s Suitcase
    Geordie Productions welcomes back the acclaimed stage adaptation of Hana’s Suitcase to Montreal “How extraordinary that this humble suitcase has enabled children all over the world to learn, through Hana’s story, the terrible history of what happened and it continues to urge them to heed the warnings of history” ~ […]
  • 2015-16 Season: 35 Years
    Milestones The 2015-16 Season celebrates the 35th anniversary of Quebec’s English-language theatre company for kids, as well as the 10th and final season of its current Artistic Director, Dean Patrick Fleming. Launched in 1980 by Order of Canada appointed Elsa Bolam, Geordie Productions has fostered the love of theatre to […]
  • Beneath the Banyan Tree
    Geordie Productions presents A live theatrical event for the whole family blending Classical Indian and Western dance and music. Beneath the Banyan Tree a Theatre Direct production by Emil Sher with choreography by Lata Pada directed by Lynda Hill February 20th through March 1st, 2015 Centaur Theatre 453 François-Xavier, Montreal, […]
  • Chloe’s Choice
    CHILDREN’S THEATRE TAKES ON THE CHARTER OF VALUES Artistic Director Dean Patrick Fleming has commissioned a new holiday play from award-winning playwright Marcus Youssef (“Jabber”, “Winners and Losers”) to challenge our prejudices, embrace our city’s diversity, and open a space for dialogue to include Montreal’s youth as we explore and […]
  • 2014-15 Season: Inspiring Dialogue
     ANNOUNCING OUR 2014-15 SEASON: INSPIRING DIALOGUE April 15, 2014, MONTREAL— This year, Geordie presents a culturally diverse season that celebrates differences. In response to Quebec’s proposed Charter of Values, which sought to divide the multi-cultural society that we have worked hard to build, we at Geordie have started a discussion […]
  • The Iliad and The Odyssey
    The Iliad and The Odyssey Two of the Best Stories Ever Told | Deux des plus grandes histoires jamais racontées. The Iliad April 4-13, 2014 and The Odyssey May 9-18, 2014 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Geordie Productions presents a double bill of The Iliad and The Odyssey for their […]
  • Suspended Tickets
      Geordie starts Suspended Tickets Program; gives tickets to community support organizations Inspired by “Suspended Coffees”, Geordie Productions is pleased to offer “Suspended Tickets” to patrons who are not able to afford them. Like suspended coffees, Geordie is enabling the concept of buy one, buy another to be “suspended” and […]
  • Geordie Productions appoints new General Manager
    MONTREAL, October 10, 2013 – Geordie Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Westoll as General Manager of Geordie Productions, effective January 2014.
  • 2013-14 Two Play School Tour
     Geordie Productions confronts bullying head-on in their 33rd season MONTREAL, September 13, 2013 – Geordie Productions opens their 33rd season with two plays touring into schools throughout the province about bullying and the effect it can have on the people who endure it. Beginning September 23rd, the popular Geordie School […]
  • 2011-12 Season: 3D Theatre since 1980
     Geordie Productions Announces 31st Season “3D Theatre since 1980” MONTREAL, April 26, 2011 – Artistic Director, Dean Patrick Fleming is proud to announce Geordie Productions’ 2011-12 season, themed “3D Theatre since 1980”. “3D, old or new, is about looking at things in a more complete way, to be surprised as […]
May 29, 2012

2011-2012 Geordie School Tour Comes to an End!

That’s all folks! We would like to thank all of the schools, theatres, community centres, hosts, students, audiences, and friends we have met during our tour for their hospitality, enthusiasm, and support. We’ve had an amazing journey and now it is time to pass the torch onto next year’s crew. […]
October 1, 2012

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013… Let the FUN begin!

Week one: It’s Sunday.  Bright and early.  We are scheduled to meet at 9am outside of Snowdon metro but one thing is missing… Ian.  Where are you?  After calling him, we find out that he thought we were meeting at 10am since rehearsals always started at 10am.  Thus, before getting […]
October 9, 2012

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: What we’ve discovered…

Let’s say that on this trip we’ve discovered…   That a family dynamic has already been established between us : Uncle James, Mommy Mariana, David  the Dad and Ian the kid.   That James is an amazing pool player. That Mariana takes forever in the shower, especially when she has […]
October 16, 2012

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: Week 2

The beginning of the second week of the tour found the four of us standing, in perfect weather, on the most northern tip on Newfoundland at L’Anse aux Meadows, where the Vikings set up the first European settlement in the Americas. We stood in front of a pit that was […]
October 19, 2012

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: Week 3

After returning from our voyage to the lower north shore, we were all happy to get back to Montreal for some R&R.  Threes day to do our laundry, get some good sleep and visit old friends. I think we all felt we had disappeared for an eternity but when we […]
November 6, 2012

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: Week 4

As per David’s request, on our way to Fredericton, we stopped in St-Louis du Ha! Ha! because a  few pictures in front of the sign at the town’s entrance were mandatory. After many hours of driving we were very happy to finally arrive to our motel, where Ian and David […]
November 21, 2012

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: Week 5

This week started on a ferry ride – a very long ferry ride – from PEI to the Magdalene Islands. It was on this ferry where we met our second moose, strapped to a trailer, and experienced five hours of the slow and steady rise and fall of the St. […]
February 18, 2013

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: Week 6

After the Mardi Gras festivities winded down in the early hours of the morning, we had some time to check out some of the other sites around town.  Peter and Suzanne were lovely, taking us to Cape Spear, the furthest eastern point in Canada and a cute little fishing village […]
February 19, 2013

Geordie School Tour 2012-2013: Weeks 7 – 12

  After returning from our three week journey, we were all happy to return home-at least for a little bit before venturing off to the next leg of our journey.   We took off for a few days up in the northern parts of Quebec. One thing you should know […]