Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
292 Articles
Since 2013, Sam Tweedle has been writing as an arts and culture journalist for kawarthaNOW, with special attention to Peterborough's theatrical community. However, his career as an arts writer goes back further via his website Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict where Sam has interviewed some of the entertainment world's most notable and beloved entertainers. Sam's pop culture writing has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The National Post,, Filmfax Magazine and The New Yorker. You can follow Sam on Instagram at sam_tweedle_z where he posts about his four greatest loves: cats, comic books, movies, and records. Sam no longer uses Twitter because, as far as he's concerned, it's no longer a thing.
Dani McDonald as Salli Bowles, Conner Clarkin as the Emcee, and Daze Francis as Cliff Bradshaw in a promotional photo for the Anne Shirley Theatre Company production of the classic musical "Cabaret", which runs from March 15 to 23, 2019 at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. (Photo: Ash Naylor Photography)

‘Cabaret’ transforms Peterborough’s Market Hall into 1931 Berlin

Well-cast and powerful Anne Shirley Theatre Company production of beloved Broadway musical runs for six performances until March 23.
Mark McGilvray, Ange Sorenen, and Derek Bell in "Gum and Goo" by British playwright Howard Brenton and directed by Shannon McKenzie; the three actors also perform in Brenton's "Heads", directed by Lindy Finlan. Both plays are presented as a double bill at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from March 14 to 16, 2019. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Take a journey through the dark world of British playwright Howard Brenton

Theatre on King presents 'Gum and Goo' and 'Heads" from March 14 to 16 in downtown Peterborough.
A rare photo of Peterborough photographer Andy Carroll, taken at The Only in downtown Peterborough. Preferring to stay behind his lens, Andy has quietly created an ongoing visual documentation of Peterborough's landscapes and culture, with a focus on theatre and music. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Andy’s camera: quietly documenting Peterborough’s cultural scene

Since 2014, photographer Andy Carroll has created a large body of work capturing local actors and musicians as well as landscapes.
Lindsay actress Anwen O'Driscoll in a publicity photo for the CBC Television series "Burden of Truth", in which she plays the recurring character Taylor Matheson. Anwen will appear in six episodes of the upcoming original Netflix series "October Faction", and took a trip to Los Angeles in January 2019 to meet with studios, casting agents, and producers in the hopes of expanding her television acting career into the U.S. (Photo: CBC Television)

Lindsay’s Anwen O’Driscoll hopes to expand her television career into the U.S.

With roles in CBC TV's 'Burden of Truth' and upcoming Netflix series 'October Faction' on her resume, 19-year-old actress travels to Los Angeles.
Sophie Kourtsidis as Jill, Dylan Robichaud as Byron, Colette Marshall Schroter as Daphne, and Collin Dusome as Alex in Lindsay Little Theatre's production of "Skin Flick", Norm Foster's comedy about the porn industry, which runs from February 8 to 16, 2019 in Lindsay. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

February gets hot and steamy at Lindsay Little Theatre with ‘Skin Flick’

Production of Norm Foster's offbeat comedy runs from February 8 to 16 in Lindsay.
In Naomi Duvall's "Puss-essed", Bridgett (played her by Naomi Duvall) wakes up one morning to discover the ghost of her mother is speaking to her from a very unusual location. Depending on the night of the performance, Bridgett will be performed by Lindsay Unterlander or Naomi Duvall and the voice of the mother will be performed by Hilary Wear, Lindsay Unterlander, or Naomi Duvall. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Peterborough’s Naomi Duvall has created a very different sort of vagina monologue

Her original play 'Puss-essed' runs at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough from February 7 to 9.
Warren Moore as the Frog Prince and Jesse Jamieson as the Princess, with Mary Grace Murphy as the narrator in Anne Shirley Theatre Company's production of "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon", Don Zolidis' comic retelling of 209 of the Brothers Grimm's 19th-century fairytales. The show runs from January 31 to February 2, 2019 at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough, and the following weekend at the Peterborough Theatre Guild. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Anne Shirley Theatre Company makes triumphant return with zany comedy ‘The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon’

Retelling of 209 classic and not-so-classic fairy tales runs at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough January 31 to February 2.
The Toronto-based Blood in the Snow horror film festival is touring four cities in southern Ontario during March 2019, beginning with a stop at Peterborough's Market Hall on March 1 and 2. The festival, which celebrates the best in contemporary Canadian horror, genre, and underground film, will be screening four feature-length films along with five short films, some of which were made by local filmmakers. (Photo courtesy of Blood in the Snow)

Horror fans rejoice: Blood in the Snow film festival comes to Peterborough

Local film 'E.M.P. 300 Days' one of four features along with local short films screening at the Market Hall on March 1 and 2.
Canadian playwright Kate Hennig's historical drama "The Last Wife" is about Katherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII of England in the 16th century. Peterborough icon Linda Kash will perform as Parr in New Stages Theatre Company's staged reading of the play at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre on February 3, 2019. Peterborough actor Samuelle Weatherdon and Gemini award-winning actor Toronto actor Michael Riley are also among the cast. (Public domain)

‘The Last Wife’ is a contemporary look at 16th-century patriarchy and women’s rights

Staged reading of Kate Hennig's play about Katherine Parr and Henry VIII at Peterborough's Market Hall on February 3.
Written in 1919 by French Dadaist writer and artist Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, "The Mute Canary" is directed by Ryan Kerr and features (from left to right) Matt Gilbert as Riquet, Kate Story as Barate, and Dan Smith as Ochre. The play runs for three performances at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough from January 17 to 19, 2019. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Century-old play ‘A Mute Canary’ still resonates in today’s political climate

Avant-garde production runs at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough January 17 to 19.

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