About Us

 Richard Wright and Amy Newman have been telling the stories of British Columbia's Cariboo goldrush for decades. As Newman & Wright Theatre Company they have been operating Barkerville's Theatre Royal for 11 years. Here they have written, acted and produced 25 different shows about this time and place.
As an author anDSCN0285 2 copyd historian Richard has written 23 books, most of these on Cariboo history. He has filmed 14 shows for CBC on a variety of subjects and has worked on several films shot in the Cariboo. He excels at bringing history alive. One of his projects was to bring back camels to Barkerville - after 150 years. He operates Winter Quarters Productions.
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As an artistic director, actor, writer, costumer and performer Amy has developed a deep understanding of the people and the culture of the time. Her stage work is remarkable in its authenticity.
Together, their gold rush knowledge is seldom equaled. They were recently invited to speak at the "On the Surface" mining history conference in Innsbruck, Austria.
Now they are combining their skills to film and produce Bonepicker -Cariboo Goldrush Backstories -  short videos telling the hidden stories of the men and women who made the gold rush part of their lives, as Richard and Amy have done.
Contact: Amy Newman - newman@theatreroyal.ca
Richard Wright - rtwright@goldrushbc.com
Theatre Royal: www.theatreroyal.ca