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A Man of No Importance tells the story of Alfie Byrne, an Oscar Wilde-loving bus driver in 1960’s Dublin who directs an amateur group of thespians called the St. Imelda’s Players. Filled with lilting Irish music and wry humour, it is a small, lovely musical that touches the heart and brings a smile to your face.

This moving, elegant depiction of coming to terms with oneself reunites the award-winning team from Ragtime. The musical opened Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center in September 2002 for a limited run, earning the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best-Off-Broadway musical.

The show will be a fundraiser for the Youville Centre, which motivates, educates and nurtures young mothers and their children to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

performances dates/times

The indie women production of A Man of No Importance will be on stage at The Gladstone from March 22 to 25, 2017, with a preview on March 21, 2017. Performances begin at 7:30pm Tuesday – Saturday.  Saturday matinee performance begins at 2:30 pm.


Tickets can be purchased through The Gladstone Theatre at, 613-233-4523, or in person at The Gladstone Box Office. Ticket prices: Adult: $38, Senior (65+): $34, Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $22


Alfie Byrne Shaun Toohey
Adele Rice Justice Tremblay
Lily Byrne Arlene Watson
William Carney / Oscar Wilde Barry Daley
Robbie Fay Patrick Teed
Mrs. Patrick Beki Lantos
Miss Crowe Clarissa Fortin
Miss Curtain Sarah Olberg
Mrs. Grace / Kitty Julie Racicot
Baldy Richard Cliff
Breton Beret / Peter Drake Evans
Ernie Lally Ahmad Al-Qadi
Father Kenny / Carson Doug Thicke
Sully O’Hara Scott Lemoine

creative team

Executive Director C. Lee Bates
Artistic Director Maxim David
Musical Director Paul Legault
Apprentice Musical Director Skye MacDiarmid
Choreographer Rowan Dupuis


Set Designer Lynda Cronin
Costume Designer Mélanie Evans
Lighting Designer David Magladry
Sound Designer Mark Tye
Props Designer C. Lee Bates
Hair & Makeup Designer Kim Shields
Marketing Designer Tracy Noonan

production team

Producer Alison Foley
Stage Manager Carrie Milks
Apprentice Stage Manager Marie-Helene Briere
Assistant Stage Managers Jesse Lalonde, Catherine Boisvenu
Lighting Technicians Charlie Inglis, Paul Matthew, Don Douglas
Sound Technicians Charles Frost, Mary Ann Bertrand
Photographer Patrick Whitfield