King Arthur’s Night

Described on Saturday February 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Road, UBC | 604-605-8284 ext 204 | Map

Part of the 2018 Push International Performing Arts Festival. Tickets are $28 for VocalEye users (regular $39), plus a complimentary (free) companion rate. Please contact Accessibility Coordinator, Anika Vervecken, to purchase tickets, arrange sighted guides and for more information: 604-605-8284 ext 204 or

Showtime is 7:30 pm with a running time of 80 minutes, no intermission.

Described by Ingrid Turk

Written by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef

Original music by Veda Hille

This Neworld Theatre production is epic in scale and radically inclusive. It features a fully integrated professional cast which includes actors from Burnaby BC’s Down Syndrome Research Foundation, a live band and a 16-person choir.

Refined, brutal, crude and tender, King Arthur’s Night tests what we know about the limits of theatre, language and our collective understanding of the narratives that are permitted to shape our world. It invites audiences to reject the idea that some experiences are inherently marginal, and instead witness those stories front and centre on stage.


“Theatre moves me to tears on a regular basis. But after watching King Arthur’s Night I flat out sobbed. This show speaks so concretely—and so skilfully—to isolation and inclusion.”Colin Thomas

“Take a deep breath and enter another world. It’s Camelot like you’ve never seen it before. And it’s for everyone… original, poetic, and full of surprises.”The Georgia Straight


“Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef create an epically imagined work of theatre, a revolutionary act of inclusion, and a moving story of friendship”The Georgia Straight

“The tale of King Arthur and the Holy Grail has been told for hundreds of years, but perhaps never in as radically inclusive a way as in NeWorld Theatre’s adaptation.” –CBC News

“Actors with Down Syndrome take spotlight in King Arthur’s Night”The Globe and Mail

“The play is part of a growing embrace by wider society of the creativity of people across a spectrum of abilities.”Toronto Star