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Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “King Henry Five” across southern Ontario July 14-August 21

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Driftwood Theatre Group returns to the road with their annual The Bard's Bus Tour presenting King Henry Five, running throughout Southern Ontario from July 14 - August 21, 2022.

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 the backdrop of an contemporary patio bar and featuring Driftwood’s signature blend of music, puppetry and Shakespeare’s captivating poetry, King Henry Five rolls into outdoor community spaces across Ontario this summer. 

This compelling saga will be told with a cast of only five performers. Led by Driftwood’s Founding Artistic Director, D. Jeremy Smith the cast includes celebrated Canadian theatre veteran Hume Baugh (Our Town, Theatre Rusticle) as Falstaff, Richard Alan Campbell (14 productions, VideoCabaret) as Quickly/Henry IV, Ximena Huizi (Rosalynde, Driftwood Theatre) as Poins/Hotspur, and emerging theatre artists Rosalie Tremblay (Trafalgar 24, Driftwood Theatre) as Catherine/Bardolph and Ben Yoganathan (Romeo & Juliet, X University) as Hal/Henry V. The production is designed by Julia Kim (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Driftwood), and features seven original songs with lyrics by Germaine Konji (2020 Musical Stage Company Banks Prize) and music by Kelsi James (A Musica Midsummer Night’s Dream. Driftwood Theatre).

Tickets for King Henry Five are now on sale online at 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 four one of four set admission prices ($5, $35, $50, $75) which best suits their circumstance.

Driftwood Theatre brings accessible, live, outdoor theatre across Ontario. Whether it’s Shakespeare or contemporary playwrights, Driftwood produces professional theatre that reflects a uniquely Canadian experience. 

King Henry Five

Bard’s Bus Tour 2022 Confirmed Schedule


July 14- Wolfe Island at The Hotel on Wolfe Island

July 15 - Kingston Lions Civic Gardens

July 19 - Bowmanville at Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Opening Night - July 20 - Oshawa at Parkwood Estate

July 21-23 - Toronto at Withrow Park

July 24 - St. Catharines at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

July 26 - Mississauga at Thorn Lodge Park

July 27 - Mississauga at Riverwood Park

July 28 - Mississauga at Benares Historic House

July 29 - Kitchener at Civic Centre Park

July 30 - Ingersoll at Ingersoll Cheese Museum

July 31 - Orillia at Leacock Museum

August 2 - Whitby at Whitby Celebration Square

August 3 - Pickering at Pickering Esplanade Park

August 4 - Wasaga Beach at Venue TBD

August 5 - Bobcaygeon at Kawartha Settlers Village

August 6 - Peterborough at Peterborough Museum and Archives

August 7 - Cobourg at Victoria Park

August 9 - Trenton at Trent Port Marina

August 10 - Westlake at Sand & Pearl Oyster Bar

August 11 - Napanee at Allan Macpherson House

August 12 - Kingston at The Hotel on Wolfe Island

August 13 - Marmora at Memorial Park

August 14 - Port Perry at Scugog Shores Historical Museum

August 16-17 - Toronto at Christie Pits Park

August 18-21 - Burlington at Royal Botanical Gardens

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