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Toronto: “Sea Sick” by Alanna Mitchell returns to The Theatre Centre October 5-8

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Welcome home, Sea Sick! After touring this past year across the UK, Europe, and Canada, and its American premiere at The Kennedy Centre, Sea Sick is back home at The Theatre Centre for the first time since 2018. Join us for a one-week, limited engagement before Alanna and the team head to their next stop: Reykjavik, Iceland.

“The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.” The Theatre Centre’s Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell is a critically acclaimed production about climate change, and the state of the global ocean, which has toured Canada and the world. Experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future. Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author (New York Times, CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Globe and Mail, and more) who writes about science and social trends specializing in investigative reporting. Sea Sick is inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.


Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell

Directed by Franco Boni, with Ravi Jain

Set & Costume Designer: Shawn Kerwin

Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherak

Sound Designer: Tim Lindsay

Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim

Produced by The Theatre Centre

Performance Dates:

Opening Night + Reception

Wednesday Oct. 5 @ 8PM

Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 8PM

Friday, Oct. 7 @ 8PM*

Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 8PM

*ASL will be offered

This performance is 75 mins. (60 mins. + 15 mins. Q&A)

For tickets visit

Photo: Alanna Mitchell. © 2021 Alejandro Santiago.