A person is standing on a stage with their hands on their chest singing. They are wearing a beige costume with a headband of pointy ears made out of sticks. The background of the image is dark and the person is illuminated.

A person is standing on a stage with their hands on their chest singing. They are wearing a beige costume with a headband of pointy ears made out of sticks. The background of the image is dark and the person is illuminated.

Neema Bickersteth in The Cave, photo by Delal Hagos

About The Cave

Back by popular demand, Tomson HighwayJohn Millard, and Martha Ross’s apocalyptic cabaret, The Cave, returns to Toronto with new and magical animations by Bruce Alcock.

As the forest fire rapidly encroaches, Moose, Beaver, Skunk, Snake, Wolf, Crow and Fox seek safety in Bear’s cave. The animals take solace in unlikely companions as they face their growing anxiety together, by sharing stories and pondering the reckless human activity that has destroyed their homes.

Sung in English and Cree, this 75-minute sung-through story cabaret combines live music and immersive visuals with wry humour and poignant storytelling. Intimate and entertaining, The Cave is a timely parable about the folly of our actions and the impact on friends and foes alike of the climate crisis that rages around us.

Created by renowned Canadian artists John Millard (composer), Tomson Highway (lyrics), and Martha Ross (book writer), directed by Adam Paolozza, music direction by Gregory Oh, performed by John Millard, Neema Bickersteth, Andrea Koziol, Derek Kwan and Alex Samaras, with Gregory Oh, Chris Pruden, Rob Clutton, Peter Lutek, Christa Mercey, and Matti Pulkki in the pit. Produced by Victor Pokinko.

Complimentary entry to the Festival Cabaret included.

How to Experience The Cave

Content Information: Plot details will be revealed. (Spoiler alert!)

Artist and Collaborators

Website

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Thank you

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