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Theatre Lab to Remount THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SHADOW at Factory Theatre


Theatre Lab to Remount THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SHADOW at Factory Theatre

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 and musical direction and accompaniment by 2016 Dora nominee Jordan Armstrong of comedy duo Death Ray Cabaret.

"It was a miracle that we were able to get this group of incredible performers together for this production in October before they embark on adventures of their own," said Artistic Director of Theatre Lab, Michael Orlando.

This October, Torontonians will have recuperating after TIFF, buying pumpkins, and The Adventures of Tom Shadow, to look forward to! Performed to sold-out audiences in June 2017 at the Bad Dog Theatre, The Adventures of Tom Shadow is back due to high demand with this remount by Theatre Lab.


Theatre Lab presents
The Adventures of Tom Shadow
Written and Performed by Lisa Gilroy, Mark Little, Natalie Metcalfe,
ChristIan Smith, and Kevin Vidal

Directed by Peter Stevens
Music Direction by Jordan Armstrong
Sound Design / Stage Management by SeAnn Murray
Lighting Design by Meg Maguire

At Factory, Studio Theatre
125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

October 11-22, 2017
Media Night: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Please see for a complete schedule.

In the spirit of accessible theatre, Theatre Lab will be offering tickets at three price-points to allow patrons to pick the price that fits their budget:
$23, $33, $43 + HST. Patrons are encouraged to pay what they can afford.
All tickets are General Admission.

Tickets can be purchased online at
by phone at 416.504.9971, or in-person at 125 Bathurst Street (at Adelaide)

About Theatre Lab: The Theatre Lab is an artist-driven company dedicated to new and experimental work. We sponsor and create new works that challenge audiences with engaging material and are committed to providing access to the means of production for emerging artists through collaboration, mentorship, and economical studio space.

Michael Orlando is a Toronto-based actor, director, writer, producer and dramaturge. He has worked extensively with both Canadian and International theatre and performance companies including: Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Crate Productions, Convergence Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Cahoots Theatre Projects, Unit 102 Theatre, 32 Teeth, VideoFag and Pandemic Theatre (with which he is a frequent collaborator).

This project has been made possible through the generous support of Pat & Tony Adams and Toronto Sketchfest.

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