Globus to resume indoor theatre with murder mystery

By Lindsay Advocate

The Great Cottage Catastrophe stars some of Canada's best improvisors.

Globus Theatre is looking forward to finally re-opening indoors with a bigger-than-ever show — The Great Cottage Catastrophe. It’s an interactive show that allows you to solve the mystery while dining out. Running from July 21 to Aug. 7 in Bobcaygeon, this Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre is perfect for all the detective wannabes out there. 

The Great Cottage Catastrophe is about the killer real estate market in the idyllic (and purely fictitious) town of Doncaygeon. Bidding wars are turning cottage country into a battleground…and when a body turns up it appears that someone has paid the ultimate price.  

The Great Cottage Catastrophe stars some of Canada’s best improvisors including Canadian Comedy Award winners Chris Gibbs (Just for Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival), Dave Pearce (CBC writer, Slap Happy Improv) and Connor Thompson (Lusty Mannequins) along with Armon Ghaeinizadeh (New Story Productions) Susan North (MoxRoc), Jennine Profeta (Girls Nite Out) and Globus Co-founder James Barrett. 

“The show is part written and part improvised,” said Globus’ artistic director and creator of the show Sarah Quick. “This allows us to tailor it to any changing restrictions or locations or joke-worthy news stories. We wanted to create a comedy that could really get people laughing. Theatres have had a rough go of it the past 18 months, but realtors are having the time of their lives — we figured there may be a way to make sure they weren’t the only ones laughing this summer!”

There’s also an extra special bonus show. Audience members wanting to find out more about the cottage for sale in The Great Cottage Catastrophe can visit the Downtown Detective Trail– a live-action scavenger hunt in Bobcaygeon — before heading to the Lakeview Arts Barn.

Here they can get ahead of the game, hear tales of bootlegging and espionage, and follow an outdoor trail of clues along Bolton Street in Bobcaygeon using the “Bobcaygeon TSW Trail Town” app. Written by Quick with Canadian comedian, Chris Gibbs — who acts as the digital trail guide — these clues will be performed live by Globus Theatre’s Summer Performance Camp youth participants under the direction of Dora nominated director M John Kennedy. 

Together The Great Cottage Catastrophe and Downtown Detective Trail make up one fun-filled experience for all ages of theatregoer in Bobcaygeon this summer. 

Tickets for the Great Cottage Catastrophe are on sale now. July 21 to August 7 @ 6.00pm – Dinner and Show Tickets $77.  July 24 and July 29 @ 1:00pm – Lunch and Show Tickets $77. All prices subject to HST and a $2.00 per ticket fee. Tickets can now be booked by calling the box office: 705-738-2037

Learn more about The Great Cottage Catastrophe here:

Learn more about the Downtown Detective Trail here: 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.