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Dinner and a Show: M

  • Developed by The Stratford Festival and commissioned by Crow’s Theatre
  • Created by Mikaela Davies, Hailey Gillis, and Polly Phokeev
  • Joined by Tatjana Cornij, Eric Craig, Beau Dixon, Tracy Michailidis, Jack Nicholsen
  • May 20, 2020
  • $150 (+HST)
  • 60 minute Show
  • Your House
  • Details

    The perfect night in when you’re missing special nights out.

    Join Crow’s Theatre in supporting our local restaurant Gare de l’Est with a special night-in experience.

    Treat yourself and support the hospitality industry by joining us for a curated three-course meal designed by Gare de l’Est head chef, John Sinopoli. As you prepare your meal to the sounds of our artist-created playlist, Crow’s Theatre will be busy behind the virtual curtain, preparing a live-to-air online experience. After you’ve enjoyed your dinner-for-two, pour a glass of wine, and join us online for an exclusive “evening in” with Crow’s Theatre. Our new “Dinner and a Show” series is the city’s first online theatrical experience that pairs dinner, and sommelier-selected wine with a unique social experience designed to bring the experience of a “night out” into your home.

    All proceeds go to Gare de l’Est. If you are interested in supporting the hospitality industry you can read more here: SaveHospitality.ca

    The Experience: 

    You’ll be delivered a fresh, ready-to-finish meal for two from our on-site French brasserie, Gare de l’Est. Including restaurant quality ingredients and paired wine selection, along with simple instructions for finishing and plating your dinners – delivered as written instructions, as well as an instructional video from Gare de l’Est head chef John Sinopoli.

    At 8pm, sit back, meet the community that has gathered for night, and enjoy conversation, insight and performance from some of Crow’s Theatre’s favourite artists, who are sharing their newest and most exciting work in development.

    ***Please note the restaurant’s delivery zones here. Pick-up can be arranged, please contact info@crowstheatre.com for more information.

    Order by May 14 for the May 20 event.  

    The Menu:  

    (Dinner for Two)

    Course One:

    Warm Fingerling Potato Salad 

    Lightly roasted fingerling potatoes/ house made crème frâiche / pickled onion vinaigrette / chopped chives / pickerel roe

    (Vegetarian option – Charred scallion salsa, no roe)

    Course Two:

    Chicken Kiev

    Mushroom & parsley butter stuffing / roasted cauliflower puree / sweet green peas

    Vegetarian Option: Mushroom Strogonoff 

    Slow simmered mushrooms / crème frâiche / pickled pearl onions / house made fresh noodles

    Course Three:

    Bird’s Milk Cake

    Chocolate cake layers / sweet cream / chocolate fondant

    Bottle of Wine:

    Choice of red or white

    The Show:

    The devil has come to town, but don’t worry – all he wants to do is stage a magic show. ‘M’ is a musical exploration of one of the 20th centuries greatest – and strangest – novels. A musical adaptation of the classic novel Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, M follows a devilish trifecta of stories: the tragic love between Master and Margarita, the plight of Pontius Pilate in the last days of Jesus Christ, and Satan and his demons romping through Stalinist Moscow. M navigates complex themes of faith, trust, bureaucracy, courage and resistance, residing in that distinctly Russian tone: laughter through tears.

    Created by one of the stars of this season’s hit production of Ghost Quartet, Hailey Gillis, Soulpepper alumnae Mikaela Davies, and playwright/novelist Polly Phokeev. The creative team will invite you into the world they are bringing to life in their new musical creation.

    Support for initial development provided by the Stratford Festival’s Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program.


  • The Team


    • Hailey Gillis - Co-creator
    • Mikaela Davies - Co-creator
    • Polly Phokeev - Co-creator
    • Joined by
    • Tatjana Corni
    • Beaux Dixon
    • Tracy Michailidis
    • Jack Nicholsen
    • Eric Craig