Presenting Morpheus Theatre’s 27th Season!
Morpheus Theatre is excited to welcome our patrons, subscribers, artists and volunteers back to LIVE THEATRE for our 2021 – 2022 Season of Shows Worth Seeing!
In the year ahead we will be presenting lots of laughter and familiar stories – some with a twist – as we return to the stage at the Pumphouse Theatre. To ease us in, our fall production will have limited capacity and physical distancing. For those not ready to join us live, and in-person, all other productions will include an option to purchase an online ticket and view the show from the comfort of your home. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
No Sex Please, We’re British
By Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot, Directed by Jay Newman
October 8 to 16, 2021 (limited capacity with Physical Distancing)
A young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian pornography. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the man’s mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors.
Robin Hood & His Merry Men
A pantomime by Robin Bailes & Jonathan Hales, Directed by Jason Bakaas & Gad Gijon
December 10 to 18, 2021 (Online version Dec 16 to 18)
Jim, a young girl, is desperate to join up with Robin Hood and become a Merry Man. Meanwhile the evil sheriff is up to no good, raising taxes and imprisoning Jim’s parents. He kidnaps Robin’s sweetheart Maid Marian and determines to marry her. All of which sets up the glorious finale when the Merry Men conceive a cunning rescue plan. A refreshing new take on the old legend, with Robin and his (very) campy followers, the Merry Men, two villians in the evil Prince John and the even eviller Sheriff of Nottingham, and an outrageous dame, Jemima Gusset. An enjoyable evening for the family with a hilarious mix of fun, music and adventure that is guaranteed to please.
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
By Ann-Marie MacDonald, Directed by Colleen Bishop
January 28 to February 12, 2022 (Online version Feb 10 to 12)
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. It takes us from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University, into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down. Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered “spinster” academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.
The Pirates of Penzance
By Gilbert and Sullivan, Directed by Paige Fossheim
April 29 to May 14, 2022 (Online version May 12 to 14)
Strike up the band for one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved operettas! The Pirates of Penzance combines whimsy, light-hearted satire and piratical characters with stirring music, including the iconic “Major-General’s Song”. This is the play that cemented the comic-pirate theme in popular culture, a theme that has lasted through more than a century and spawned countless movies and novels. Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen, what could possibly go wrong? To add to the topsy-turvy nature of G&S, Morpheus will be flipping the genders of all your favourite characters.
Special Co-Production: Wind in the Willows
With Untold Stories Theatre, Directed by Gad Gijon & Jason Bakaas
April 15 to 23, 2022
Season Subscribers receive 20% off tickets.
Based on Kenneth Grahame’s best-selling classic of children’s literature, and with a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and songs by Olivier Award-winning composers and lyricists George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is a wild, thrill-seeking tale about what it truly means to be a friend. This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. Full of humor, wit, a gorgeous, soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is the perfect fit for audiences everywhere.
MORE THEATRE PASS – Season Subscriptions
Season Tickets go on sale Monday July 26, 2021, with early bird pricing through August 31st, subscribers can save up to 26% off regular ticket prices.
Single Tickets go on sale Wednesday September 1, 2021.
Many subscribers from our 2019/20 season have a credit on their account for unused Flex Passes or tickets to The Pirates of Penzance. Please contact our box office to apply the credit when you are ready to make your purchase this year.
G&S Junior Theatre School Program
Returning for its 10th Season. Classes start mid-October
Junior Class: ages 9 to 12 years Senior Class: ages 13 to 17 years
Registration for returning students begins August 9, 2021
Registration for new students begins September 7, 2021