Audio Advent Calendar

December 1 – 25, 2020

Christmas has often brought out the best in writers as the season captures so much of the spirit that brings us together and sharing traditional foods, stories and songs. And while this year will make that difficult for most, I hope we can still share in the spirit of the season by reaching out through technology like this.

This year, I’d like to start my own tradition and share with you a daily visit with the best in classic Christmas literature with my Audio Advent Calendar. Each day from December 1st to the 25th, I’ll present a different piece of classic seasonal literature, poetry or a song. From Dickens to O Henry to Moore: each day reveals a different timeless work.

I hope I can help celebrate the holidays safely at home with you. 


Click here to see what’s in store for today!

A Christmas Carol: Solo

Streamed LIVE from The Gladstone Theatre
Friday, December 11, 2020

“God bless us, everyone!”

Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale of transformation and hope brought to life by one of Canada’s finest solo performers, Pierre Brault.

All the characters you have grown to love: Marley, the Cratchit Family, the Ghosts of Christmas, and of course, Ebenezer Scrooge himself, all lovingly rendered by Brault, through Dickens’ own text. Come join us for a live performance from the comfort and safety of your own warm home!

There is no cost for this presentation but you can support the production team by clicking here!



Pierre Brault is perhaps best known for writing, performing and touring his multi-award winning solo shows with Sleeping Dog Theatre, 5 O’Clock Bells (GCTC co-production; national tour; Rideau Awards for Outstanding Male Actor and Outstanding New Creation), Portrait of an Unidentified Man (NAC co-production; Canadian and New Zealand tours), and Blood on the Moon (Capital Critics Circle & Montreal English Critics’ Circle Awards: Best Actor). Other recent credits include The Shadow Cutter (GCTC), The Fan (Odyssey Theatre), Twelfth Night (Ottawa Theatre School), Macbeth (St. Lawrence Shakespeare), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (NAC/Western Canada Theatre), Macbeth (NAC/Citadel),The Man from the Capital (GCTC), A Night in November (Seven Thirty Productions, Capital Critics Circle Award: Best Actor), Doctor Faustus (Third Wall Theatre), and The Barber of Seville (Opera Lyra Ottawa). Other acting credits include Stones in his Pockets, No Great Mischief, An Acre of Time (Capital Critics’ Circle Award: Best Actor) and The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (all GCTC); The Odyssey, Angel Square,Twelfth Night and The Secret Garden (all NAC); Kings of the Kilburn High Road (Seven Thirty Productions), Vanya (NAC/Citadel), and An Acre of Time (Tarragon Theatre). Pierre was GCTC’s playwright-in-residence in 2006-07 and again in 2009-10. He has appeared in numerous films and has also worked extensively as a comedian touring regularly across Canada. Pierre is the recipient of the inaugural Audrey Ashley Award for his body of work contribution to the Ottawa theatre scene.