Firebrand is a new site-specific play written by playwright Alex Dault for the Mackenzie House museum. Set in 1850s Toronto, it explores the final years of William Lyon Mackenzie and his fall from political and domestic grace.
Mackenzie House is an intimate space and the performance run is limited. EXTENDED RUN: Firebrand has been extended for three additional performances on February 19th, 20th and 23rd. Book now!
Content Advisory – Adult Situations
“The audience gets a very real sense of what it was like to live in this place at this time; you smell the wood burning in the stove, you hear the hiss of gas in the pipes. Those sensory details are what make this kind of theatre more immersive and exciting than traditional theatre on a proscenium stage.”
– Firebrand director, Jonathan Langley – Read the TO Live With Culture preview
“Firebrand is a compulsive watch; as a political critique and reminder that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it, Firebrand is gripping.”
– Drew Rowsome – Read the full review
Cast: Greg Campbell, Clara Pasieka Caroline Toal, Jakob Ehman, Burgundy Code, Michael Rawley
Featuring the Artwork of Herb Jung, Peter Holton & Frank Fiorentino