Praise for the Bard’s Bus Tour

A theatre experience with wit, wonder and a touch of magic. Paul Love, OnStage

“I’m grateful for the scrappy Driftwood Theatre Group”  Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter

“A great way to spend an evening with your children, picnic baskets and your camping chairs.” Dorianne Emerton, Mooney on Theatre

“One of the summer’s most enriching theatre experiences.  Velika Maxam, Slowcity.ca

Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare] Carly Maga, Toronto Star

KING HENRY FIVE

by William Shakespeare, adapted by D. Jeremy Smith

Bard’s Bus Tour | July 14 – August 21, 2022 | On tour in Ontario | Pay What You Can Afford Admission

King Henry Five celebrates Driftwood Theatre’s return to live performance after a three year hiatus. An ambitious adaptation of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV pts 1 & 2, Henry V), King Henry Five is a powerful story about community, the families we inherit and those we choose, and the legacies we leave behind.

Set against the backdrop of a contemporary patio bar and featuring Driftwood’s signature blend of music, puppetry and Shakespeare’s captivating poetry, King Henry Five rolls into outdoor community spaces across Ontario this summer.

Bard’s Bus Tour 2022 Confirmed Schedule

**As at July 1, 2022.**

Almost…there… Driftwood’s 2022 season is almost locked in. In addition to the dates and locations below, Driftwood Theatre is pursuing additional performances in Toronto. Updates will be made regularly until we’ve booked all summer dates. Please check back frequently.

If you would like information about additional unannounced venues, please contactus@driftwoodtheatre.com.

TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
JULY 12JULY 13JULY 14
JULY 15
JULY 16JULY 17
PREVIEW
Wolfe Island
The Hotel on Wolfe Island
PREVIEW
Kingston
Lions Civic Gardens
JULY 19JULY 20JULY 21JULY 22JULY 23JULY 24
PREVIEW
Bowmanville
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
OPENING
Oshawa
Parkwood Estate
Toronto
Withrow Park
Toronto
Withrow Park
Toronto
Withrow Park
St. Catharines
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
JULY 26JULY 27JULY 28JULY 29JULY 30 JULY 31
Mississauga
Thorn Lodge Park
Mississauga
Riverwood Park
Mississauga
Benares Historic House
Kitchener
Civic Centre Park
Ingersoll
Ingersoll Cheese Museum
Orillia
Leacock Museum
AUGUST 2AUGUST 3AUGUST 4AUGUST 5AUGUST 6AUGUST 7
Whitby
Celebration Square
Pickering
Esplanade Park
Wasaga Beach
Location TBD
Bobcaygeon
Kawartha Settlers Village
Peterborough
Peterborough Museum and Archives
Cobourg
Victoria Park
AUGUST 9AUGUST 10AUGUST 11AUGUST 12AUGUST 13AUGUST 14
Quinte West
Trent Port Marina
West Lake
Sand & Pearl Oyster Bar
Napanee
Allan Macpherson House
Wolfe Island
The Hotel on Wolfe Island
Marmora
Memorial Park
Port Perry
Scugog Shores Historical Museum
AUGUST 16AUGUST 17AUGUST 18AUGUST 19AUGUST 20AUGUST 21
Toronto
Location TBD
Toronto
Location TBD
Royal Botanical Gardens, BurlingtonRoyal Botanical Gardens, BurlingtonRoyal Botanical Gardens, BurlingtonRoyal Botanical Gardens, Burlington