Peter Colley has been working on a new play provisionally titled “The Real Sherlock and the Stone of Destiny”. This story explores what, or who, inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to create the beloved character of Sherlock Holmes. As Peter works away on each scene and character he is grateful to have Lighthouse’s support.
The Lighthouse Festival Theatre has been my main source of hope during the pandemic. I’ve been working on a new play just for the Lighthouse and it has kept my spirits up during this most difficult time for playwrights. Who would have thought that every theatre in the world would be closed at the same time? It’s probably the first time that’s happened since the first caveman (or woman) acted out the first story for an amazed audience. The Lighthouse Theatre, true to its name, has kept the beacon of hope alive in this dark time, promising a revitalized future with a theatre filled with laughter and applause again. Thank you Lighthouse for keeping the flame alive!”Peter Colley
Lighthouse looks forward to sharing more from Peter and his new play with you in the coming months. Playwright Development is a vital pillar in Lighthouse’s annual artistic portfolio. We recognize the resources we have to offer but also our duty to support the creation of new Canadian plays so that stories from all walks of life have their moment on the stage.