Rag & Bone
2016–17 season
Mr Toad

2016–17 Season

Over forty shows for families

We're thrilled to announce our 38th season of shows for school and family audiences. Highlights include a new venue, a new holiday version of an old favourite, Canada 150 celebrations, a new show, and new collaborations.
New venue

After many requests for more shows in the west end, Rag & Bone has added performances at The Nepean Creative Arts Centre, beginning with The Last Polar Bears on October 7th at 1:30. This touching and hilarious performance about a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog, Roo, will be repeated at the Shenkman Arts Centre on October 9th at 1:30 and 3:30.

Holiday show: The Wind in the Willows

This holiday version of the classic tale includes the often omitted chapter about Mole's Christmas. School choirs will join the company on stage for special performances on November 15 to 21 at Centrepointe, and December 6 to 11 at Shenkman.

Canada’s 150 celebrations

The Flying Canoe, based on songs and stories from early French Canada, will kick off our Canada 150 celebrations on January 29 at Shenkman and January 30 at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre. And for younger audiences, including school groups, daycare centers and homeschoolers, Felicity Falls, a charming show about pioneer animal families, will be at GCTC from February 22 to 25.

New Show: The Dolls’ House

Based on the book by Rumer Godden, this unforgettable story of alarming goings on in a dolls’ house after a new doll arrives will be brought to life with dolls, puppets, live music, and videos at The Irving Greenberg Centre (home of GCTC) March 15 to 18 and at the SAC on May 21.


We're very excited about upcoming collaborations in the spring with Tara Luz Dance and The School of Dance.


The Last Polar Bears
  • Friday, October 7 at 1:30, Nepean Creative Arts Centre
  • Sunday, October 9 at 1:30 & 3:30, Shenkman Arts Centre
Wind in the Willows
  • Nov. 15–21, Centrepointe, various times.
  • December 6–11 Shenkman Arts Centre, various times
The Flying Canoe
  • Sunday, January 29, 1:30 & 3:30 Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Monday, January 30, 1:30, Nepean Creative Arts Centre
Felicity Falls
  • From February 22 to 25, GCTC, various times
The Dolls’ House
  • From March 15–18, GCTC, various times
Owl at Home
  • Friday, May 19, 1:30, Nepean Creative Arts Centre
The Dolls’ House
  • Sunday, May 21, 1:30 & 3:30, Shenkman Arts Centre
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$10 or 4 for $32


Tickets are available online or at the door. Online payment is processed by Stripe—we never see your credit card data. You may also reserve tickets and pay at the door.

Gift Certificates


We offer gift certificates that can be used for all our shows. They're a great idea for grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends.

Roo and Penguin

The Last Polar Bears


A grandfather’s unlikely expedition to the North Pole with his luggage in a golf trolley and his opinionated dog, Roo. Includes video footage of gorgeous Arctic landscapes, northern lights and adorable real animals. From Harry Horse's book.

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Mr Toad

The Wind in the Willows

Shy Mole, kind Rat, and boisterous Toad (who drives too fast!) stand up to bullies, rescue a baby otter, and learn to hear the wind whisper in the willows, all along the river. From the book by Kenneth Grahame.

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The Flying Canoe

This show celebrates the rich tradition of early French Canadian stories, songs, myths, and legends through the exciting lives of Tante Rose, Jean-March and René. In English with a few French words.

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Rod and Jack

Felicity Falls

In an animal village, one little rabbit can’t sleep, another one loses a teddy bear, and others see a hot air balloon that changes everything. Gentle funny stories about families, told with stuffed animal toy puppets.

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The Dolls' House

The Dolls’ House

Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox, but they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when they get a Victorian dolls’ house. But there's a new doll too: Marchpane. She's a beautiful doll, and she always gets her own way . . . from Rumer Godden's story

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Mr Owl

Owl at Home

Whether he's inviting Winter to sit by the fire or finding strange bumps in his bedroom, Owl is a hoot! Five irresistible stories from Arnold Lobel’s award winning book, Owl at Home.

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The Shenkman Arts Centre

The Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, is 15 minutes from downtown, and a 5-minute walk from OC Transpo’s 95 Orléans stop at Place d’Orléans. Parking is free. Visit the Shenkman's site here.

Centrepointe Theatre

Centrepointe Theatre is located at 101 Centrepointe Drive in Ottawa’s west-end. It is a 10-minute drive from downtown and just a few minutes walk from the Baseline transit station. Parking is free. Visit their site here.

Irving Greenberg Theatre

Irving Greenberg Theatre is the home of GCTC. It's located at 1233 Wellington St. West, at the corner of Holland Ave. That's the Wellington West & Holland stop for the #2, #16, #86 & #176 bus routes; 2 blocks north of the Tunney's Pasture transit way stop. Visit the GCTC site page here.

Nepean Creative Arts Centre

The Nepean Creative Arts Centre is located at 35 Stafford Road, in Bells Corners. It's a 15 minute drive from downtown. It's served by bus #118. Parking is free. Visit the Centre's page here.