Lorne Elliott

In 1982, Lorne Elliott founded his theatre company, Productions Turtle Pond Theatre, to produce the plays, revues and one-man shows he wrote, created, performed in and, most often directed. As well as being a playwright, Lorne Elliott is also a storyteller, comedian, humourist and singer/songwriter. His shows have been produced across Canada and the US and as far as Australia. "Madly Off In All Directions", Lorne's own CBC Radio Comedy Series, taped in live concerts across Canada, went on for 11 Seasons till Fall 2006. His plays are The Night The Racoons Went Berserk, Culture Shock, A Pitiful Ambition, The Fixer-Upper, How I Broke Into Showbiz and Mom Runs Amok.

In 2009 his play "Tourist Trap" was published in a novella form under the title "The Fixer-Upper" and since then the play has been produced under that same title.

Also in 2009 his play "Culture Shock" was turned into a musical and premiered at Stephenville Theatre Festival as "Hillyard - the Musical".  

In 2012 his musical "Jamie Rowsell Lives" received the Playwrights Guild New Musical Award.

In 2015 his play "Mom Runs Amok" was awarded the Tom Hendry Comedy Award. 


Award Category Year Play
"Jamie Rowsell Lives" PGC 2012 New Musical Play Award 2012