Smart, strange, and stirring in all the right ways.
— The New York Times
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The Particulars

Written & Directed by Matthew MacKenzie // Choreography by Alida Kendell



October 17 - 26

The Theatre Centre

(1115 Queen St W)



November 1-2

La Cité Francophone

(8627 Marie-Ann Gaboury Street)


The Particulars is the darkly funny and subtly powerful story of one insomniac’s struggle to maintain a daily routine in the face of a home invasion.

Performed as a fusion of dance and theatre, Gordon battles his invaders on two main fronts — in his home, where he believes he is dealing with a vermin infestation, and in his yard, where insects have invaded his garden.

By day, Gordon forges systematically ahead, assiduously in control of every aspect of his life. But by night, the scratching which he has begun to hear in his walls is unravelling him, driving Gordon to the edge of cosmic desperation.

Theatre critics across Canada and in New York have been unanimous in their praise for The Particulars. Called “Smart, strange and stirring,” by the New York Times, “profound” by, and “a revelation” by the Montréal Gazette.

The Particulars broke my heart and I didn’t even see it coming.
— Edmonton Journal

Cast & Creative Team

  • Written & Directed by Matthew MacKenzie

  • Choreography by Alida Kendell

  • Stage Management by Kai-Yueh Chen

  • Rehearsal Stage Management by Beth Dart

  • Set & Costume Design by Alison Yanota

  • Lighting Design by Kaileigh Krysztofiak

  • Production Management by Trent J. Crosby

    Featuring performances by:

  • Simon Bracken as Gordon

  • Chorus dancers include Amber Borotsik, Lara Ebata, Bridget Jessome,

    Richard Lee, Krista Lin, Rebecca Sadowski, Kate Stashko, and Raena Waddell

All production images by Alexis McKeown.