The Winter’s Tale by W. Shakespeare
January 28th – February 20th, 2016 at the Coal Mine Theatre
Groundling Theatre presents a full production of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, one of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language. This intimate chamber production will be directed by Graham Abbey and feature a stellar cast of Canadian stars.
Tickets available here
In other news:
Graham’s adaptation of the first half of Shakespeare’s history cycle, titled Breath of Kings, will headline the Tom Patterson Theatre in the Stratford Festival 2016 season. Graham will be working closely with directors Weyni Mengesha and Mitchel Cushman as they mount this ambitious project. This two evening piece was originally conceived and developed under the Groundling umbrella and we hope to bring in to Toronto as a future Groundling production.
Finally, as part of the 400th Shakespeare celebrations happening around the world in 2016, we are in talks with the ROM to present a seven part reading series titled “Seven Ages” in fall 2016.
The plan is to do a staged reading of seven plays throughout the year highlighting different stages in Shakespeare’s writing career. As a prologue to these readings we plan to have prominent scholars and academics who will speak about that particular play and its relevance to Shakespeare’s life. In conjunction with this project would be the launching of our teaching initiative offering youth the opportunity to work with the Groundling artists and attend the reading series.
We reprised the exciting salon evening that led to the creation of our company. We performed selections from Shakespeare’s history plays with an original adaptation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
April 17 and 18,2012 at 8pm
Trinity St. Paul’s
with music by members of the Talisker Players.
The Talisker Players also be performed musical selections inspired by Shakespeare and performed by acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Norine Burgess.
Groundling Theatre celebrated its company launch on Sunday, November 27th, 2011
at the Ignatieff Theatre, followed by a cocktail reception at Massey College,
University of Toronto.
To read more about the event, click Toronto Star – A sprightly new troupe and other good news
Thank you to everyone who made this evening so successful.