Born the eleventh of twelve children on the 6th of December, 1951 in a snow bank on the Manitoba/Nunavut border to a family of nomadic caribou hunters, Cree playwright, pianist and singer, Tomson Highway, takes up residency in CanadaHub for Songs in the Key of Cree, a retrospective cabaret with Tomson himself at the piano, and accompanied by extraordinary Peruvian-Canadian singer, Patricia Cano and jazz saxophonist Marcus Ali.
A member of the Order of Canada, Highway is one of Canada’s greatest artists. Named “One of the 100 most important people in Canadian history” by Macleans’ Magazine, Highway’s many awards include the Dora Mavor Award for Best New Play and Best Production, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award amongst others.
Running time: 1 hour (no interval)
Co-presented by OKW Collective and CanadaHub.
31 July - 1 August 7pm (previews)
2 - 4, 6-11, 13-18 August 7pm
£11 (£9 concession, £36 family ticket)