A Groundling Theatre production presented at
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay West
January 9 to 28
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Seana Mckenna


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Colin Mochrie

Lear’s Fool

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Jim Mezon

Earl of Gloucester

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Kevin Hanchard

Earl of Kent

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Deborah Hay


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Diana Donnelly


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Mercedes Morris


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Antoine Yared


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Alex McCooeye


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Alex Poch Goldin

Duke of Cornwall

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Karl Ang

Duke of Albany

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Augusto Bitter


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Ron Kennell

Lear’s Fool, alternate

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George Meanwell


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Graham Hargrove


Brad Hodder

Associate Director

Edmund Stapleton

Assistant Director

George Meanwell


Peter Hartwell

Set and Costume Design

Sydney Cavanagh

Wardrobe Coordinator

Kimberly Purtell

Lighting Design

John Stead

Fight Director

Sophie Hyslop


Brian Scott

Stage Manager

Gregory McLaughlin

Assistant Stage Manager

Ray Salverda

Production Manager

Jen Cooper

Assistant Production Manager

Anna Kajtar

Executive Director
(on maternity leave)

Rosie Driscoll

Company Manager & Associate Producer

Scott McKowen


Robert Richardson

Marquis Entertainment



Widely considered Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Lear tells the story of an aging monarch’s loosening grip on the reigns of power and the slow, lonely descent into madness that follows. The Dora award winning Groundling Theatre Company follows their celebrated productions of The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure with an intimate and provocative Lear at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.

Starring one of Canada’s most celebrated actresses, Seana McKenna, in the title role, this production promises to bring new life to Shakespeare’s classic tale, challenging our assumptions about familial loyalty and the fragile balance of sanity and chaos that exists within us all.

"Groundling’s fresh, relevant Lear speaks to our rapidly changing world...chalk it up as another Groundling success.” (The Globe and Mail)

“Seana McKenna’s all-out, heart-wrenching performance as Queen Lear is more than enough to recommend Graham Abbey’s production, Karen Fricker writes.” (Toronto Star)

“Powerhouse Performances Deliver a Riveting LEAR...one of the most powerful theatrical experiences I've had in months...a show you will not want to miss.” (BroadwayWorld.com)

“Get to see this LEAR before it closes.” (Onstageblog.com)

“McKenna’s incomparable portrayal of Lear… has the power to break your heart.” (Mooney on Theatre)



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  • 9 8:00 pm
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  • 12 8:00 pm
  • 13 2:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • 14 2:00 pm
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  • 16 8:00 pm
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  • 19 8:00 pm
  • 20 2:00 pm 8:00 pm
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  • 23 8:00 pm
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  • 26 2:00 pm
  • 27 2:00 pm 8:00 pm
  • 28 2:00 pm
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  • Closed
  • Event
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  • Special
  • Limited Availability
  • Preview Performance
Previews: January 9-11
Main performances: January 12-28

*Please note Colin Mochrie will not be performing on the following performances:
Tuesday January 23 8pm
Saturday January 27 2 & 8pm
Sunday January 28 2pm

This production takes place "in the round".

If you have a specific seating preference or wish to select your own seat, please contact the box office at 416-973-4000 option 1.

Harbourfront Centre Theatre

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