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a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com
February 1 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 2 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 3 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 5 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED: February 5 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).
World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage.
In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do. Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.
Please note that Campbell House Museum will be closed to the public from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017. The museum will be open only for special events (including private rentals) in January 2017.
Regular museum hours and tours resume on February 1, 2017.
Please note that due to a matinee performance of Dancock’s Dance there will be no tours on Saturday, February 4.
Due to the matinee performance of Elizabeth-Darcy, there will be no tours on Saturday, December 17.
The smash hit Elizabeth-Darcy returns for another holiday season!
Elizabeth – Darcy features returning cast Kate Werneburg (Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale), and a new performer, Peyton LeBarr. Ms. LeBarr is a core creator for Spiel Players Theatre Collective and was nominated for Outstanding Actress for a 2015 My Theatre Award for her performance as Viola in Twelfth Night for Alehouse Theatre. Other team members include director Tom Arthur Davis (Governor General’s Award winning Mamoud, Situational Anarchy), stage manager and patron shepherd Steve Vargo (Seams, The Harvester), and co-producer Isidra Cruz.
After selling every ticket before opening night in December 2015, this immersive comedy has become a beloved Toronto holiday tradition. Three more performances have been added to this year’s run to meet public demand for tickets. Audiences have proved themselves eager to engage with Elizabeth – Darcy’s playful, spirited style, which remains true to Austen’s classic story while invigorating it with a refreshing, gender-bending twist.
“A delight. NNNN” – NOW Magazine
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.elizabeth-darcy.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets also available at Campbell House Museum box office by phone: 416-597-0227 ext. 2.
December 13th, 8pm
December 14th, 8pm
December 15th, 8pm
December 16th, 8pm
December 17th, 2 and 8 pm
December 18th, 2 and 8 pm
Please note patrons must be able to climb stairs.
The original version of the Elizabeth-Darcy stage play was co-created by Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg and premiered in July of 2013. Kate Werneburg and Peyton LeBarr appear with the permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association.
The museum will be closing at 2:30 on December 3 for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We will be open on Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 6 pm with free admission for the Queen Street West BIA’s Photos with Santa.