The grand finale to TORONTO CONSORT’s season is the greatest masterpiece of Medieval music theatre: a wondrous telling of the story of the writing on the wall and Daniel in the lions’ den.
A full theatrical production, with the Consort Medieval players and singers joined by Kevin Skelton in the role of Daniel; Olivier Laquerre, Derek Kwan and Bud Roach; and the young voices of theVIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto, this is an event not to be missed.
May 22 & 23 | 8 PM
May 24 | 3:30 PM
Director: Alex Fallis
Musical Direction: David Fallis
Costume Designer: Michelle Bailey
Set and Lighting Designer:
Why are the lions licking Daniel's feet? Kinda kinky? Not this time. Daniel was given a death sentence for his transgressions and was thrown to the lions. But, these fierce lions know that Daniel is a special fellow and lick his feet to show their respect. Next installment in the drama: The writing on the wall.
Glenn Davidson's set for The Play of Daniel is inspired by the beautiful La Mequita cathedral-mosque (Built between 784 and 987, Cordoba, Spain) and and its prayer hall, featuring 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite.
The Play of Daniel costume designer Michelle Bailey has chosen timeless feel for the show's 50 costumes. Inspired by Indian and Middle-Eastern styling, the designs utilize luxurious fabrics, to create flowing designs with rich colours and bold patterns.