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Spring  2017 Newsletter


Etymology scuttle + butt. In sense of gossip, because sailors would gather around the scuttlebutt to drink and exchange gossip; compare water cooler and furphy.

Pronunciation  IPA(key): /ˈskʌtəlbʌt/    Noun

scuttlebutt (countable and uncountableplural scuttlebutts)

  1. (nautical, countable) A butt with a scuttle, a keg of drinking water with a hole cut in it, on board ship.  [quotations ▼]
  2. (informaluncountableGossip, rumour, idle chatter.  [quotations ▼]

Ship’s AGM  on June 5th at 7pm
Hello, This is your formal notice that the Ship’s Company Theatre will be hosting its Annual General Meeting at the Theatre (18 Lower Main Street). the meeting’s agenda will be as follows:

  1. Minutes of the preceding Annual General Meeting
  2. Consideration of the Annual Report of the Directors
  3. Consideration of the financial statement, including Balance Sheet and Operating Statement and the report of the Auditors therein
  4. To appoint Auditors for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017
  5. To elect Directors to the Board of Directors of the Society.  The slate of Candidates will be presented by the Nominating Committee at the meeting.
  6. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting

Our new website is being designed to integrate social media platforms, music, videos, trip-planning, ticket sales, sponsorship gratitude and more.

A new website is waiting in the wings and will be released before the upcoming AGM. But you don’t need to wait for a new website to buy your tickets just click: PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

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PROUD TO ANNOUNCE: Petrina Bromley (who was in By The Dark of The Moon and Our Eliza) is currently in the smash-hit Canadian musical Come From Away on Broadway, which was nominated for 7 Tony Awards.
Purchase your 2017 Season’s Program Advertisement
Call 902 254 2003 or Email:
Full page – $400
Half page – $275
Quarter page – $180
Eighth page – $125

This summer at Ship’s

Come paint with super talented local Arlene Collins on the deck of the Ship.


June 17th 6:30 – 8:30pm

40$ includes a glass of wine, instruction, and materials.

To purchase your tickets please call the theatre at 902-254-2003 or email

Forerunner Playwrights Theatre will be producing Tree Girl by Meghan Hubley. The play received some development support from The Ship in 2015. It stars Keelin Jack, who has taught our theatre camps the last two summers, as well as Ship’s Company alumni Martha Irving and Zac Faye.

A corporate pass gives your company one ticket per pass to EVERY Ship’s Company Theatre show, Gala, Concert, or event. Passes are valid for everything we do, with the exception of our fundraisers. Upon purchase of the pass, you’ll receive 67 tickets to distribute at your discretion. The total value of the pass is more than $ 1850.00 but costs only 500.00! Want your stack of tickets to give away, call today!

First Read on June 13th

come experience the process

a free invite to the cast and crew’s first read through of the script.

Pugwash’s “main objective is the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction” – Cyrus Eaton

The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs is an international organization that brings together scholars and public figures to work toward reducing the danger of armed conflict and to seek solutions to global security threats.