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The Adventures of Tom Shadow

The Adventures of Tom Shadow

graphic design: 49 Republic Creative Studio / illustration: Alejandro J. Gomez

graphic design: 49 Republic Creative Studio / illustration: Alejandro J. Gomez

The Adventures of Tom Shadow was imaginative, cinematic and very funny.
— Glenn Sumi (NOW Magazine)
This was a gr8 show. Not many companies in #Toronto do comedic plays (outside of #FringeTO), & the cast is A+.
— Steve Fisher (from Twitter, I guess)

This Autumn, for two weeks only, audiences can catch Toronto’s comedy elite together on-stage as they revision and remount The Adventures of Tom Shadow from October 11-22, 2017 at Factory Theatre!

Written and performed by Toronto’s top comedians, The Adventures of Tom Shadow, is a hysterically-funny yet heart-wrenching musical that follows … well … the adventures of Tom Shadow, as he travels through the mystical and magical Cloud Kingdom! This irreverent tale, though full of magic and whimsy, is definitely not for kids. Think Peter Pan meets anyone messing with Liam Neeson’s kids.

The cast is a proverbial super-group of stand-up, sketch and improv comedians: Lisa Gilroy (YTV’s The Zone, The Beaverton), Mark Little (Mr. D., CONAN), Natalie Metcalfe (The Sketchersons, O Dat Dum), Christian Smith (The Second City HouseCo, Soul Decision), and Kevin Vidal (Workin’ Moms, Come From Away 2018).

Created by the company, The Adventures of Tom Shadow will be directed by Peter Stevens of award-winning sketch troupe Elephant Empire, with sound design and stage management by Seann Murray of Just For Laughs Best Comedy Award-winners Sex T-Rex, lighting design by Meg Maguire of Second City and musical direction and accompaniment by 2016 Dora nominee Jordan Armstrong of comedy duo Death Ray Cabaret.

The adventures of tom shadow

written and performed by
directed by PETER STEVENS

sound / stage management by SEANN MURRAY
musical direction by JORDAN ARMSTRONG
lighting design by MEG MAGUIRE

associate produced by SIGRID VELIS


This project was made possible with the support of The Sketch Comedy Project Fund, a special project of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and The Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts.

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Production details

  • World premiere at Bad Dog Theatre. Toronto, ON (June 2017)
  • Remounted at Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON (October 2017)