Young Company

2023 Young Company Production

Robin Hood

Adapted and Directed by Marcus Lundgren
August 9 – 12 – Lighthouse Theatre, Port Dover
After coming home to England, Robin of Loxley learns that the vile Sheriff of Nottingham has seized his family’s property while impoverishing villages with brute force and greed. Armed with arrows and dubbed Robin Hood, Loxley bands together with Friar Tuck, Little John and a group of rowdy rebels with a plan to rob the fiendish Sheriff of his money and power and return it all to the people.

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2023 Young Company will take place on May 24th 5pm -8pm

Interested youth are asked to prepare a song, monologue or poem to perform at their audition. Auditions will be 10 minutes long. To book your audition time please contact the Port Dover box office at 519-583-2221 or

The Young Company program will begin July 17th and run weekdays 10am – 4pm until August 4th at Simcoe Little Theatre (33 Talbot St. N, Simcoe). At the conclusion of the rehearsal period the Young Company will stage their production of Robin Hood at Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover with performances from August 9th – 12th.

Young Company Program Fee: $450/participant


What is the Young Company?

The Young Company program gives participants an incredible glimpse into what being a professional actor is all about, from the audition process to the rehearsal hall and then performing on the Lighthouse Theatre stage.

The group assembles in Simcoe at the rehearsal space for a three-week rehearsal period in July and August, which also includes team-building exercises and introductory theatre training. The cast, supported by Lighthouse’s team of professional technicians and designers, then moves to the Lighthouse stage in Port Dover and entertains audiences from across the region. Many Young Company graduates have gone on to study theatre arts post-secondarily, and some have continued on to professional careers in theatre!

Who can be involved in the Young Company?

Anyone aged 11 to 17 with a passion for theatre. Experience is not required; we encourage all interested to audition!

How do I become a member?

Come to one of our audition dates and show us your creativity!  Whether you come with a prepared song, poem or monologue, this is your opportunity to show us your talent.  We have a limited number of cast members, so if you don’t get a role this year, please do not be discouraged – there is always next year!

About the Director: Marcus Lundgren

Marcus is delighted to return to beautiful lakeside Port Dover for his 21st season with Lighthouse Festival and his 20th season as the Director of the Lighthouse Theatre Young Company. He is the Artistic Director of the “nearly world-famous” DuffleBag Theatre, now in its 28th season, and has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S., Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Vietnam.

For more information about the Young Company please contact our Port Dover Box Office at or 519-583-2221.