Spriet Stage

Timothy Findley's The Wars

"EPIC... breathtakingly haunting." - Calgary Herald

Timothy Findley's
The Wars

Adapted and Directed by Dennis Garnhum

October 23 to November 11, 2018
Spriet Stage
Opens October 26

This fall we acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War and honour the sacrifices of our soldiers past and present with the Governor General Award-winning story, The Wars. By one of Canada’s most distinguished authors, this Canadian classic follows young Robert Ross from his Toronto family home to the muddy battlefields of France. Intense and powerful, The Wars reminds us of the sacrifice of our soldiers in the “war to end all wars.“

“One of the greatest people I have ever worked with was Timothy Findley. He was intensely patriotic and his passion for Canada was extraordinary. When he talked about this novel, he reminded me that we all live many wars in our lives – and it is how we navigate them that defines us.” – Dennis Garnhum



ASL interpreted performance Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm.  Learn more »

Open Caption performances Saturday, October 27 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 28 at 2:00pm.  Learn more »

1 Day. 100 Volunteers. 4000 Poppies.

On September 19, the Grand partnered with St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Parkwood Institute to create 4,000 poppies used as part of the set in The Wars. Veterans, currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and their families, Legion members, and the community were all invited to be a participate.

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In collaboration with the Grand Theatre, Western University presents
November 5 at 7pm, Spriet Stage

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The Wednesday Speakeasy
October 24
October 31
November 7

Pre-show Theatre Talk with James Stewart Reaney
Wednesday, November 7 at 12pm

This pre-show Theatre Talk is sponsored by Sifton Retirement Properties

Longworth Richmond Woods Dorchester Terrace

Study Guide

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Timothy Findley's The Wars

The Cast

Christopher Bautista
Captain Taffler
Georgina Beaty
Kevin Bundy
Mr Ross
Jenni Burke
Frank Chung
Private Regis
Alex Furber
Robert Ross
Katherine Gauthier
Omar Alex Khan
Captain Leather
Jeff Lillico
Private Purchas
Danik McAfee
Private Côté
Jan Alexandra Smith
Mrs Ross
Braeden Soltys
Private Levitt
Edmund Stapleton
Sergeant Rodwell
Marcel Stewart
Sergeant MacDonald
Shannon Taylor
Lady Barbara d'Orsey
John Wamsley
Private Harris

Production Team

Dennis Garnhum
Allan Stichbury
Set Designer
Christina Poddubiuk
Costume Designer
Bonnie Beecher
Lighting Designer
Richard Feren
Composer & Sound Designer
Kathryn Davies
Stage Manager
Suzanne McArthur
Assistant Stage Manager
Lore Green
Apprentice Stage Manager
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