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Toronto: Tickets now on sale for “The Tragedy of King Lear” starring Scott Wentworth

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Shakespeare BASH’d returns with an all-star production of The Tragedy of King Lear, by William Shakespeare, featuring Tony and Olivier nominee Scott Wentworth in the title role.

This mythic tale brings us into the heart of a broken kingdom, surrounded by an apocalyptic storm, resulting in a complex narrative of loyalty, love, and violence.

Using only the Folio text, something rarely done in performance, this bold, bare bones production will invite the audience to see and hear a multifaceted play, both recognizable and estranged, that is part historical fiction, part epic tragedy, and part devastating look at the foreboding “promis’d end” of our cruel world.

Don’t miss this intimate, exciting production, by NOW Magazine’s “Best Site-Specific Theatre Company” (2018 & 2019).

The Tragedy of King Lear

by William Shakespeare

February 16 - 26, 2023

at The Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator

Ticket Prices:

Regular - $25

Supporter - $35 (Show your support for the company by purchasing a ticket at this price.)

Seating is limited and tickets will go quickly, so we strongly recommend purchasing early.

For tickets visit


Mairi Babb as Kent, Daniel Briere as Cornwall, Tristan Claxton as King of France/Oswald, 郝邦宇 Steven Hao as Duke of Burgundy/Knight, Madelaine Hodges (賀美倫) as Regan, Melanie Leon as Goneril, David Mackett as Gloucester, Ngabo Nabea as Edgar, Julia Nish-Lapidus as the Fool, Deivan Steele as Edmund, Breanne Tice as Cordelia, Scott Wentworth as King Lear, Ben Yoganathan as Albany

James Wallis: Director

Kate Martin: Assistant Director

Milena Fera: Stage Manager

Matt Nish-Lapidus: Sound Designer

Jennifer Dzialoszynski: Fight Director

Bailey Green: Associate Fight Director

Christopher Brackett: Technical Advisor

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Fundraising Campaign

In order to make this ambitious season the best it can be, we need your help!

We are crowdfunding to help us cover some of the costs of this season.

We've been overwhelmed by the response so far, and have already exceeded our modest initial goal, however we encourage you to continue to donate, as this is just a portion of what's needed to make this season happen and every dollar has a huge impact!

A special thank you to everyone who has already contributed and helped us reach our initial goal!