Anne & Gilbert

The Musical

Patrick Cook (photo: Michael Cooper) and Ellen Denny

Ellen Denny as Anne Shirley

Alex Furber - Gilbert Blythe

Louise Vessey

Ellen Denny and Alex Furber

Ellen Denny and Alex Furber

Andree Lanthier


Andree Lanthier


Andree Lanthier


Andree Lanthier

NAC English Theatre Production

  • music by Bob Johnston and Nancy White
  • book by Jeff Hochhauser
  • lyrics by Nancy White, Bob Johnston, and Jeff Hochhauser
  • Based on the novels “Anne of Avonlea” and “Anne of the Island” by L.M. Montgomery

Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes including intermission.

A grown-up Anne of Green Gables is in love - and so are we. On idyllic Prince Edward Island, Anne Shirley is now an ambitious young woman about to begin her first teaching job. Romantic complications abound when childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe proposes marriage – but he's not her only suitor. Can Anne find true happiness? East Coast Music Award-winning songs and classic, well-loved characters make this sophisticated made-in-Canada musical perfect for our national stage this holiday season!

Did you know?
Anne & Gilbert is a sequel to Anne of Green Gables and features old friends Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe, Marilla Cuthbert, and Diana Barry.

Anne & Gilbert is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

Anne & Gilbert was originally produced by Campbell Webster and David Malahoff

Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe and Anne & Gilbert™ AGGLA


Theatre is a conversation to share with our neighbours.

Immediately after the performances on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 19 at both 2 pm and 7:30 pm, we invite you to take a moment to share your reactions with each other at one of the NAC’s new Talk-About-It Tables. You’ll find a menu of prompts to help start the conversation and the bar will remain open. Your presence at the table is an invitation to others – yes strangers – to join and say hello. Think of it as an instant Book Club for engaged audience members!

“Sure to become a classic.”

The Ottawa Citizen

“Delightful… utterly charming.”



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