2017/2018 Season
a Ghost River Theatre production

Co-presented with the West End Cultural Centre

Adapted from Ray Bradbury’s short story by Eric Rose, Matthew Waddell and David van Belle
Featuring Anna Cummer, Tyrell Crews and David van Belle
Direction and Sound Design by Eric Rose and Matthew Waddell

October 25 – November 5, 2017

Venue: West End Cultural Centre – 586 Ellice Avenue

“…your ears receive the audio equivalent of a five star dinner.” – Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald

“…an intriguing immersive experience combined with compelling storytelling.” – Jessica Goldman, CBC Radio

“Fucking awesome.” – Audience member.


An unforgettable audio experience created for a blindfolded audience.

Adventurous theatre goers will have their curiosities satisfied! Audience members are blindfolded and individually guided into the performance space. The story surrounds them through a thrilling sonic landscape created by long-term Ghost River collaborator Matthew Waddell with the latest in sound technology.

The auditory feast introduces listeners to Peter and Polly Horn- two new parents in the imagined retro-future of 1988 who must confront the realities of their newborn son – who has been born into another dimension. Will they accept the divide between parent and child? Or find another solution?

This ain’t no radio play- the quirks of 50s sci-fi are reimagined for an immersive audio-experience created for a blindfolded audience. As the first installment of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series, Tomorrow’s Child explores how being deprived of sight – our primary gateway in the world – primes us for a unique performance experience.

Theatre Projects Manitoba is thrilled to shake it up as we travel to a new venue and welcome fresh audience members to this theatrical experience. The story will charm lovers of science fiction, new parents and especially individuals with lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are specifically excited to welcome members of the Deaf and hard of hearing communities, and blind or visually impaired audience members by offering complimentary companion tickets. Please contact the Theatre Projects office so we can help you with your accessibility needs.

Tomorrow’s Child is an unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed.

Based on the short story “Tomorrow Child” by Ray Bradbury, originally published as “The Shape of Things” © 1947; renewed 1975 by Ray Bradbury. Performed by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

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