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Back by popular demand, Tomson Highway, John Millard, and Martha Ross’s apocalyptic cabaret, The Cave, returns to Toronto with new and magical animations by Vancouver’s 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 their unlikely companions as they face their growing anxiety together, by sharing stories and reflecting on the reckless human activity that has destroyed their homes.

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

Created by renowned Canadian artists John Millard (composer), Tomson Highway (lyrics), and Martha Ross (book writer), 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.

Complimentary entry to the Festival Cabaret included.

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Coming soon


Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM

Friday, June 17 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 18 at 2 PM

Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 PM