Winter–Spring 2023 Programming

November 15

Along with the announcement of its Winter–Spring programming, Le Diamant is launching its new disloyalty program: Les Amant-e-s du Diamant.

Join Le Diamant…

The disloyalty program Les Amant-e-s du Diamant is for those who are passionate about making discoveries. The annual membership, offered for $100 + taxes, includes a $50 box-office credit, discounts, presale access, exclusive events, and rewards for privileged experiences throughout the year. Audience members who would like to join Le Diamant now will benefit from their membership through June 2024—an 18-month membership instead of a 12-month membership.

At Le Diamant, disloyalty is rewarded:

  • L’amant-e who attends three (3) shows from different disciplines (theatre, circus, wrestling, multidisciplinary arts, and lyric arts) presented at Le Diamant between January 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024, will receive a free ticket for another show of his or her choice. The free ticket is valid through December 31, 2024. Certain exceptions may apply.

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Upcoming Shows

January 11 — 28
Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

One of the most anticipated shows of Ex Machina / Robert Lepage will be presented exclusively at Le Diamant. Quills, Doug Wright’s controversial work, is the result of a collaboration between Jean-Pierre Cloutier and Robert Lepage. The story begins in France during the reign of Napoleon I, in the peaceful Charenton Asylum, where the most famous resident is the irrepressible Marquis de Sade, played by Robert Lepage.

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February 1 — 3

Ten acrobats from the Circa ensemble bring Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring to the stage. Pulsating with tension and infused with dark humour, Sacre confronts humanity’s interconnectivity, our inherent sexual desire and our relationship with divinity. Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world’s leading performance companies. Since 2004, from their base in Brisbane, Australia, they have toured the world—performing in more than 40 countries to more than 1.5 million people.

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Professional Wrestling Gala
February — 18 March 25 — May 20

Now a classic at Le Diamant, North Shore Pro Wrestling is back with three galas. Tickets sell out within just a few hours!

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The Storyville Mosquito
February 22 — 24
Kid Koala

A young mosquito leaves his small town in the country to seek fame and fortune in the big city and fulfill his dream of playing in one of the greatest bands of all time at Sid Villa’s Music Hall. The most recent Kid Koala production is performed, filmed, projected and scored live each performance. Fourteen performers bring this story to life simultaneously onstage and onscreen. The production incorporates miniature sets, puppetry, video, and music by Kid Koala and a string trio. This funny, moving and Chaplin-esque theatrical experience will be fun for the entire family.

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Rose et la machine
March 2 — 4
Porte Parole

In this personal and introspective documentary story, Maude Laurendeau, the mother of a girl who has autism spectrum disorder, plays herself. Seeking to understand and support her daughter, Maude realizes the enormous difficulties that lie ahead. Through documenting the cracks in the healthcare system, and then those in the education system, Maude comes to understand her own limitations. Julie Le Breton will bring to life all of the numerous people who cross the path of Maude and her daughter.

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Magie d'ombres et autres tours
March 9 — 12
Philippe Beau 

This show focuses on shadows and magic. In the shadow sequences, the characters and the animals appear and follow one another, thanks to the agile fingers of the artist. Filmmakers from Bresson to Welles and from Méliès to Woody Allen, who have integrated magic in their works, are summoned. Philippe Beau dialogues with these masters of illusion through sequences mixing homage and creativity. This show is a wonderful reflection on the connections between image, shadow and illusion. It’s perfect to see with the whole family during March break!

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April 13 — 15
still hungry

Starting with the German expression Rabenmutter (“raven mother”), the equivalent of “mère indigne” or “bad mom,” the artists and mothers of the Berlin collective still hungry portray a situation full of contradictory emotions with great candor. Mixing acrobatics, dance, movement and text, they explore all the challenges connected to their own motherhood. Not only do they not hide their mistakes, they invite us to laugh about them. RAVEN, an award-winning contemporary circus show, aims to free mothers from the social pressure of always having to do everything right.

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Pas perdus | Documentaires scéniques
April 20 — 23
Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui

Onstage, a series of short portraits. Eight protagonists, chosen for their unique lives and their surprising way of telling their stories. Individuals from very different backgrounds (none of them are actors) between whom a multitude of connections form. Their voices—captured live, magnified with an immersive sound treatment and combined with their presence onstage—preserve all the authenticity of spontaneous speech that can’t be repeated. With Pas perdus | documentaires scéniques, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and Émile Proulx-Cloutier explore our relationship with memory, transmission, language, what we carry within ourselves and the space we make for joy. Each scenic documentary tells the story of a human voice in all its individuality and pushes us to rethink how we see individuals, environments and stories.

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Little Willy
April 26 — 28
Ronnie Burkett

The Daisy Theatre gang is back with their irreverent hijinks as they take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Little Willy. Burlesque star Dolly Wiggler starts the show with an Elizabethan striptease in this riotously funny improvised mash-up of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. All the leading ladies of the Daisy ensemble battle for the role of Juliet, including faded diva Esme Massengill in a boozy interpretation of the lovesick ingénue. The Daisy Theatre was quite the hit when it came to Le Diamant for the first time in 2019!

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La nuit du cerf
May 4 — 6
Cirque Le Roux

Onstage, six circus artists perform a show inspired by cinematography, bringing together circus, theatre, music and video projection, all in an early ’70s aesthetic. Balancing acts, hand to hand, banquine, acrobatics, aerial cradle, tightrope walking… The physical risk taking and the emotional depth are once again the company's creative choice and challenge.

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May 11 — 13
Orange Noyée

After having presented plays exploring the numbers 1 through 9 and multiple facets of identity, Mani Soleymanlou is coming back to ZÉRO, to the vast emptiness. By returning to the story of his father and his escape from Iran and by questioning what he himself chooses to tell his son, Soleymanlou attempts to trace his own origins and those of his creative work. Seeking what brings us together rather than what divides us, Mani Soleymanlou wanted to go back to what inspired him 10 years ago to do his first show, UN. To that emptiness. Before everything that followed. With humour and self-deprecation, he asks us this question in ZÉRO: Are we what was transmitted to us or what we will pass on to others?

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