A co-production with Covent Garden Productions and the Grand Theatre, London, Canada.
North American Premiere
Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room has now been adapted as a new play with songs by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, the film won Academy Awards®, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
You will not want to miss this “story that is in some ways a harrowing one, that brings many in the audience to tears. Yet is also a tremendously beautiful, vivid and uplifting show about the power of a mother’s love.” (The Scotsman)
The Canadian Premiere of Room will star Stratford’s Alexis Gordon as Ma, Stewart Arnott as Grandad, Brandon Michael Arrington as Big Jack, Tracey Ferencz as Gran, Shannon Taylor as Interviewer/Police Officer and Ashley Wright as Old Nick.
Truthful and beautiful. – The Guardian
Vital, imaginative theatre. – Time Out London