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Mrs. Mannerly


2017-2018 Season Opener at Ladysmith Little Theatre - Mrs. Mannerly, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Charles Harman


August 10-27, 2017


Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a ten-year-old studying manners.  Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score.


But when he discovers her secret past, young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat.


$25 Non-members   Members or Groups/10 or more $20



Phone 250-924-3341 Box Office open Mon. Wed. Fri. 1-3 p.m. 




With his 6th book of poetry hot-off-the-press, Ken Cathers is considered to be “one of our most consummate poets.” Stephen Bett has many other fine things to say, and he’s not alone! Ken’s latest book of poetry truly merits praise, and rather than taking us through ideas too diverse for a single reading, the theme explored in MISSING PIECES begs us to read all and then re-read all. Ken has long been a member of the Ladysmith Little Theatre, though admittedly, we’ve only seen his wife Inge Cathers tread the boards.

Ken is about to join 3 actors for a dramatic reading of this latest published work.

Join us at the theatre on Friday, September 8th at 7:00 P.M. for an exciting book launch.   The Entry Fee by donation, as well as a generous portion of book sales, will support the Ladysmith Little Theatre—our local cultural gem.

Savings on 2017 – 2018 SEASON TICKET PACKAGES

The Thursday Package SOLD OUT

Mrs. Mannerly Thursday August 10th

It’s Only a Play Thursday September 21st

Quartet Thursday November 9th

The Kitchen Witches Thursday February 15th

Once Upon a Mattress Thursday April 12th


Value: $125.00 Your Price $50.00 (save 60%)

The Friday Package SOLD OUT

Mrs. Mannerly Friday August 11th

It’s Only a Play Friday September 22nd

Quartet Friday November 10th

The Kitchen Witches Friday February 16th

Once Upon a Mattress Friday April 13th


Value: $125.00 Your Price $62.00 (save 50%)

The Saturday Package


Mrs. Mannerly Saturday August 12th

It’s Only a Play Saturday September 23rd

Quartet Saturday November 11th

The Kitchen Witches Saturday February 17th

Once Upon a Mattress Saturday April 14th


Value: $125.00 Your Price $75.00 (save 40%)

Packages will go on sale to existing patrons beginning the first weekend of Old Love for on Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20.

Packages will go on sale to general public on Sunday, May 21/17.

Available through Box Office only - in person or by phone, 250-924-0658. Box Office is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 – 3 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the significant discount on season tickets, there are no exchanges or refunds and they may only be used for the dates indicated on the package.

2017-2018 Season - Ladysmith Little Theatre

Mrs Mannerly by Jeffery Hatcher directed by Charles Harman

Aug 10-27 

Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a ten-year-old studying manners. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. But when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat. 

It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally directed by Mort Paul

Sept 21-Oct 8 

It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway. The group awaiting the reviews includes the excitable playwright; the unstable director; the pill-popping leading lady; the playwright’s best friend, who passed up this production for a television series,and a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past. It’s a prime recipe for narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality—and for comedy

Quartet by Ronald Harwood directed by Mary Lou Reside

Nov 9-26

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers. Each year there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. Still a diva she refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play by the author of Another Time, The Dresser and Interpreters..

The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith directed by Josee Duffhues

Feb 15-March 4

Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two "mature" cable-accesses cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. Together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!

Once upon a Mattress music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer directed by Mort Paul

April-12- May 6

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab. Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar. It wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking musical spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides side-splitting shenanigans.