Room at the Grand Theatre
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St., London, ON

Room at the Grand event banner_a_1170x375

Western alumni are invited to opening night of the North American premiere of Room, based on Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room, in a first-time collaboration with Mirvish Productions and the UK's Covent Garden Productions. Room has now been adapted as a new play with songs by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, the film won Academy Awards®, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs.

Stay after the performance for an exclusive post-show talk back with Dr. Emma Donoghue, D.Litt'13, former Writer-In-Residence at Western University. 

Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp, and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room. Adapted with new music and lyrics, and a cast of seven with Little Jack shadowed by narrator, Big Jack, Room explores the power of the imagination and a mother’s love.

We have arranged for a special price of $50 per ticket. 

Show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.  Stay after the show for a private post-show talk back with Emma Donoghue.

Please register by Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Note that quantities are limited and tickets may sell out prior to this date.

Tickets will be distributed on site at our Western Alumni welcome table as of 6:30 p.m. that day.

Sorry no refunds.

Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

Tell a friend about this event