“…after watching King Arthur’s Night I flat out sobbed.” —Colin Thomas, award winning playwright
An upside-down world. A betrayed love. An unwanted child. Animals learning to walk and talk. A revolt by the subjugated masses. A kingdom come undone. This isn’t the King Arthur you know.
Refined, brutal, crude and tender, King Arthur’s Night invites audiences to reject the idea that some experiences are inherently marginal, and instead witness those stories front and centre on stage. The production includes the fully integrated professional cast with actors from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, BC, a live band, and the Hong Kong Children’s Choir.
“…mythical, highly musical, and lavishly designed.” —The Georgia Straight
“The invisibility of difference, the celebration of the idiosyncratic behaviour of everybody on the stage.” —The Toronto Star
Costume Designed by
Set and Prop Designed by
Lighting Designed by
Sound Designed by
Video Designed by
Assistant Technical Director
Assistant Stage Manager
with the Hong Kong Children’s Choir
Artist Support by
Music Performed by
Veda Hille, Barry Mirochnick
National Arts Centre, with the major support of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Stratford Festival, Bard On the Beach Shakespeare Festival and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Community Partners: Down Syndrome Research Foundation of BC, Kinsight, Inclusion BC, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion and PosAbilities.
Neworld Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Canada Council for the Arts
BC Arts Council
Province of British Columbia
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Vancouver Foundation
Neworld Theatre acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the Vancouver Foundation, the Hamber Foundation, the Koerner Foundation, Vancity, and our many individual and private donors. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. Developed in part through The Collaborations at Canada’s National Art Centre.
- Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes without interval
- Performed in English, with English and Chinese captions