Red Velvet

22 November - 18 December 2022
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed onstage while playing Othello. Ira Aldridge, a young, Black American actor has been asked to take over the role, but a Black man has never played Othello on the English stage before. His groundbreaking performance upends centuries of British stage tradition and changes the lives of everyone involved.

Playwright:

Lolita Chakrabarti

Director:

Cherissa Richards

Cast

  • Ellen Denny as Ellen Tree
  • Starr Domingue as Connie
  • Nathan Howe as Casimir / Henry Forrester
  • David Jansen as Terrence / Bernard Warde
  • Jeff Lillico as Charles Kean
  • Allan Louis as Ira Aldridge

Design team

  • Julie Fox - Set and Props designer
  • Ming Wong - Costume Designer
  • Arun Srinivasan - Lighting designer
  • Thomas Ryder Payne - Sound designer
  • Cole Vincent - Stage Manager
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Upcoming Performances

  • Tuesday, 22 November 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 23 November 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 24 November 7:30 pm
  • Friday, 25 November 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 26 November 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, 26 November 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 27 November 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 29 November 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 30 November 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 30 November 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 1 December 7:30 pm
  • Friday, 2 December 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 3 December 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, 3 December 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 4 December 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 6 December 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 7 December 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 7 December 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 8 December 7:30 pm
  • Friday, 9 December 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 10 December 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, 10 December 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 11 December 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 13 December 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 14 December 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 14 December 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 15 December 7:30 pm
  • Friday, 16 December 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 17 December 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, 17 December 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 18 December 1:30 pm

Ticket Cost

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*Student/Senior/Artsworker discounted tickets offered

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assisted hearing available
  • Gender-neutral washrooms

Venue

Streetcar Crowsnest

345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Warnings / Triggers

Warnings: discussions of race and racism

Genres:

Classical, Drama, Historical

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