Driftwood Theatre’s Bard Bus Tour Returns to Toronto

Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Driftwood Theatre Group is back with its critically acclaimed King Henry Five, touring throughout Southern Ontario through August 21. The show will be in Toronto’s Christie Pits Park on August 16 and 17.

An ambitious adaptation of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV pts 1 & 2, Henry V), King Henry Five is a powerful story about community, the families we inherit and those we choose, and the legacies we leave behind.

Set against a backdrop of a contemporary patio bar and featuring a blend of music, puppetry, and Shakespeare’s captivating poetry, King Henry Five has been charming audiences in outdoor community spaces across Southern Ontario since mid-July.

Led by artistic director D Jeremy Smith, the saga is told with a cast of only five performers: Hume Baugh, Richard Alan Campbell, Ximena Huizi, Rosalie Tremblay, and Ben Yoganathan. The production is designed by Julia Kim with original songs and lyrics by Germaine Konji.

Tickets for King Henry Five are now on sale online at driftwoodtheatre.com. In keeping with

Driftwood Theatre’s vision of theatre for all people, all tickets are available for pay-what-you-can-afford admission. Audiences are invited to select from one of four set admission prices ($10, $35, $50, $75) depending on which best suits their circumstance.

You can find out more about Driftwood Theatre Group and King Henry Five here.

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Aisling is Intermission's senior editor and an award-winning arts journalist with bylines including the Toronto Star, NEXT Magazine, CTV News Toronto, and Maclean's. She likes British playwright Sarah Kane, most songs by Taylor Swift, and her cats, Fig and June.