Shakespeare at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival!

The Toronto Fringe Festival begins on July 1, 2015, and with over 150 different shows participating, there is definitely something for everyone! This year, there are some great looking Shakespeare shows to get your fix of The Bard!

Twelfe Night, or what you will


Performed by: Ale House Theatre Co.

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
The epic 90 minute remount.

A remount of their popular 90 minute show from 2013, Ale House Theatre Co will be performing Twelfe Night, or what you will at St. Vladimir Theatre during the festival. Click here for showtimes and to buy tickets!

The Merry Wives of Windsor


Performed by: Shakespeare BASH’d

Join your favourite Best of Fringe winning Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare BASH’d, for the Bard’s outrageous rural comedy: The Merry Wives of Windsor. In a world of drunks and cuckolds, two witty women set out to teach a lesson of love and jealousy.
Come crush a cup at the Victory cafe with this battle of wits.
“I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”

Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor will take place at the Victory Cafe during the festival. Click here for showtimes and to buy tickets!

Hamlet… A Puppet Epic!


Performed by: Shakey-Shake and Friends

Plots! Schemes! Puppets! There’s something awesome in the state of Denmark! FringeKids favourite Shakey-Shake and Friends return with their most ambitious play yet: Hamlet! Comic hijinks abound as Shakes and the gang tell the tale of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy in the lighthearted tradition of the Muppets.

Performance of Hamlet… A Puppet Epic! will take place at the George Ignatieff Theatre during the festival. Click here for showtimes and to buy tickets!

If you can’t make it to any of these shows, there are still plenty to choose from. See the list of all participating shows here!

Monday Mystery- Mask Edition!

Can you guess who is represented by the following masks?
Hint: they’re from our upcoming production of Hamlet, running from Dec 2 – Dec 6!


6 Questions With the Cast of Hamlet! -Kaleb Alexander Edition

Here is the last segment of our 6 Questions Series! Today, we interview Kaleb Alexander, our very own Hamlet!
Be sure to check out our Hamlet page to learn about this fabulous new production!

Day of Delight @ Dufferin Grove Park – Sunday, June 16th!

- Clay & Paper Theatre's 11th Annual Day of Delight! -  Image: Barbara Klunder

– Clay & Paper Theatre –
Image: Barbara Klunder


We’re huge fans of puppetry and creative storytelling here at Shakespeare in Action!

This Sunday, June 16th, Clay & Paper Theatre presents its 11th annual Day of Delight: A Toronto Celebration of Love, Courtship, and Desire!

The event will take place in Dufferin Grove Park, from 2-5pm and is $10/Pay What You Can.  Founding Artistic Director, David Anderson, was kind enough to give a little more insight into the Day of Delight:


SIA:  What inspired you?  What is the Day of Delight story?

David:  I wanted to do a seasonal festival that played with the idea of rebirth and fecundity.  We also have a festival in the fall called Night of Dread.  Once we had Night of Dread – which looks and endings and death and our morality and which asks us to build images of our fears, to parade them, mock them, and laugh at them as a community – it was natural for me to think about its mirror festival in the spring.  And so, Day of Delight – a fanciful celebration of Spring, love, courtship, and desire in, with, and for Toronto – was born.

SIA:  there are some enormous puppets in this celebration! What are some materials and method that you and your team used to build them?

David:  We typically build our puppets by sculpting them in clay, then using paper mache on top of the clay sculpture.  We also sometimes build puppets out of cardboard.

SIA:  The theme is “Celebrating Mother Earth.”  Without giving anything away, what can attendees expect to experience?

David:  This year’s theme is celebrating Mother Earth herself, how Toronto rests in her bosom, and how lovers love her in our beautiful city.  Attendees can expect to be delighted by art installations and theatre, dance and musical performances, happening all around the park by 12 spectacular Toronto companies and solo artists.  Creative offerings will range from a singing picture show (also known as a song-story, or “flippy,” or cantastoria) exploring the hidden rivers and creeks beneath our feet; to a trio of Thai dancers reminding us of the universality of love and that we are all on Earth together; to a chorus of Ukrainian folk songs celebrating the transition from spring to summer;, to an installation inviting visitors to sit back, relax, and reflect on the beauty and love surrounding them at Dufferin Grove Park.


The event will feature music, art, dance, and theatre by:

  • Ahna DiFelice and YOU!
  • Broulala
  • Coyote Collective
  • Ekakshara Dance Creations
  • Iana Komarnytska, independent dance artist
  • Kosa Kolektiv
  • Max Kelly from More of Everything
  • MTM Collective
  • sandra Henderson
  • Toronto Thai Dramatic Arts Troupe
  • Viktor Lukawski



Day of Delight
Hosted by Clay & Paper Theatre
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Dufferin Grove Park
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