We're opening our Canada Season
Published: Wed 22 Aug 2018
With support from Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, we are forging new relationships with artists from across Canada. This season marks the beginning of our ambition to become the home for Canadian theatre in London.
The shows in our Autumn 2018 Canada Season represent some of the most innovative and engaging work on the Canadian contemporary scene and we are thrilled to share them.
Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver) open the season with Foreign Radical, a thrilling immersive theatre experience exploring security and freedom in the age of cybersurveillance. Audiences will get a unique experience, as their collaboration, investigation and debate influence the outcome of the show. Performed in three languages, Foreign Radical has been described as "boundary-pushing" and won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Next up is Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story by 2b theatre (Halifax). Starring genre-bending singer Ben Caplan, the show blends a dark folk tale with a high energy concert. Playwright Hannah Moscovitch has woven the true story of her Jewish-Romanian immigrant grandparents into a reflection on love in the time of war, infused with moving Klezmer and folk songs by Caplan. Old Stock won the Herald Angel award and enjoyed a hugely successful tour in North America.
The season concludes with We Keep Coming Back by Selfconscious Productions (Toronto). This complex drama follows real-life mother and son, Mary Berchard and Michael Rubenfeld, as they trace their family history on a journey through Poland. In a soul-baring, and often very humorous performance they attempt to capture the truth of a Polish-Jewish reality that keeps changing. Documentary storytelling takes audiences deep into the genuine traumas of the post-war generations.
You can book for all three shows here.