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Fundraising theatre at Art Gallery of Northumberland

COBOURG -- The Art Gallery of Northumberland is introducing something new -- a fundraising theatre series.

In partnership with the Ontario Street Theatre, this initiative will add a new dimension of performing arts to the gallery's offerings, beginning Oct. 19.

The series begins with Elephant Girls, a bloody tale of the all-woman gang who terrorized London in the 1920s. Written by Margo MacDonald and directed by Mary Ellis, this award-winning property has garnered rave reviews.

The tale is told by the gang's enforcer, suit-wearing bloody-knuckled Maggie Hale. Her stories touch on issues of power, class, gender and violence that resonate with contemporary audiences.

The Oct. 19 show will take place at 7 p.m. at Cobourg's Victoria Hall. Following the performance in the second-floor Victoria Hall Concert Hall, audience members are invited to go one flight up to the gallery for the cash bar -- and the opportunity to meet and mingle with cast and crew.

The show will be held in Cobourg for one performance at Victoria Hall, in their Concert Hall, on Thursday October 19th, 2017 with the show starting at 7:00pm followed by an after party one flight up in the Gallery with cash bar to met and mingle with cast and crew.

Tickets are $35, available at the gallery (at Victoria Hall, 55 King St. W.) and at the Port Hope Shop (8 Queen St.), as well as on-line at northumberlandwest.snapd.com/events/view/1082711.

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