My Own Private Shakespeare

October 6, 2021

October 23, 2021


The Assembly Theatre, 1479 Queen St W, Toronto


Events Description


From a single fateful phone call taken reluctantly from the toilet, a Shakespearean actor finds his world collapsing around him. As the story unfolds, the unforgiving realities of his shattered life intertwine with Shakespeare’s radiant, immortal text, while the man teeters dangerously close to the brink.

Written by and starring acclaimed actor Justin Hay, known for his performance in the 2017 filmed adaptation “Richard III – Unto the Kingdom of Perpetual Night”, the play draws on some of the greatest and most powerful passages from Shakespeare to ask: Is it possible to find peace with the impossible paradoxes of life?

Directed by Mona Zaidi, award-winning South Asian Canadian director known for “Julius Caesar: In Shallows and In Miseries” and “Richard III: Unto the Kingdom of Perpetual Night”, and described by Sir Kenneth Branagh as “excitingly ambitious… and full of imaginative talent”.

A bold new one-person show heralding the return of groundbreaking live theatre to Toronto.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : $15-$18

Wednesday-Thursday shows: $15
Friday-Saturday shows: $18

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Wednesday October 6, 2021 to Saturday October 23, 2021

Performances on Wednesday-Saturday. Showtime is 8pm.

60 min

Venue & Address

Assembly Theatre, 1479 Queen St. W., Toronto

Wheelchair accessible

Street Parking

Accessible by Public Transport

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