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The Two Noble Kinsmen

Presented by Shakespeare BASH’d

Shakespeare BASH’d presents a mythic story of two honourable cousins, challenging expected ideas of gender, sexuality, romance, and ceremony: The Two Noble Kinsmen, one of Shakespeare’s last plays, a collaboration with protégé John Fletcher.

Arcite and Palamon, two young Theban lords, fall in love with Emilia…at the same time. They declare their love and fight for her hand, resulting in broken friendships, and complicated affections, showcased in a world of pastoral dances, sword fights, and encounters with the gods.

This layered tragicomedy, both mythic yet deeply contemporary, is a multifaceted story filled with surprising excitement, beautiful poetry, and breathtaking spectacle.

This rarely-performed gem of a play will be given the BASH’d bare-bones treatment with its stunning verse at the forefront.

Featuring an all-star cast of BASH’d regulars, including familiar faces from the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Toronto audiences are in for an exciting treat, experiencing this unique, hilarious, and stunning play.

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


Director: James Wallis

Featuring: Daniel Briere, Joshua Browne, Tristan Claxton, Jennifer Dzialoszynski, 郝邦宇 Steven Hao, Madelaine Hodges (賀美倫), Melanie Leon, Michael Man, Kate Martin, Julia Nish-Lapidus, Breanne Tice, Le Truong, Emilio Vieira, Jeff Yung 容海峯

Stage Manager: Milena Fera
Sound Designer: Matt Nish-Lapidus
Fight Director: Jennifer Dzialoszynski
Choreographer: Breanne Tice
Lighting: Sruthi Suresan

Show Sponsor: The Food Dudes

From January 25
to February 4, 2024

Tickets are $25 Regular, $35 Supporter, $50 Patron (Support the company by purchasing a ticket at the Supporter or Patron level.)


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Performance Dates

Thursday, January 25 – 7:30pm
Friday, January 26 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28 – 2:00pm*
Tuesday, January 30 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:30pm
Thursday, February 1 – 7:30pm
Friday, February 2 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 3 – 7:30pm
Sunday, February 4 – 2:00pm

*Masks will be required to be worn during this performance.

This performance is 3 hours, including one intermission