CAA Theatre - Toronto, Ontario

1st Feb - 30th Apr, 2022


By Emma Donoghue, based on her novel
Music & Lyrics by Cora Bissett and Kathryn Joseph

Produced by Covent Garden Productions, Grand Theatre, London, Canada and Mirvish Productions, Toronto, Canada

Directed by Cora Bissett

Neil Gooding Productions are thrilled to be a finanical investor in Room - 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.

Adapted with new music and lyrics, and a cast of seven with Little Jack shadowed by his alter ego SuperJack, Room explores the power of the imagination and a mother's love.

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 Grandpa/Doctor, Brandon Michael Arrington as SuperJack, Tracey Ferencz as Grandma, Shannon Taylor as Interviewer/Police Officer/Popcorn Seller, Ashley Wright as Old Nick and Hayden Baertsoen and Quinsley Edison as Jacks. Directed by Cora Bissett.


Truthful and beautiful – THE GUARDIAN
Vital, imaginative theatre – TIME OUT LONDON
A triumph - THE TIMES

Original Cast

Alexis Gordon as Ma

Stewart Arnott as Grandpa/Doctor

Brandon Michael Arrington as SuperJack

Tracey Ferencz as Grandma

Shannon Taylor as Interviewer/Police Officer/Popcorn Seller

Ashley Wright as Old Nick

Hayden Baertsoen and Quinsley Edison as Jacks

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