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Rocking The Cradle ()

Produced by

RCA Theatre Company

Presented by

Tarragon Theatre

Adapter: Des Walsh
Director: Richard Rose
Playwright: Federico García Lorca


Tarragon Theatre – Mainspace


November 4th, 2009 – December 13th, 2009


When Joan marries Vince in a small Newfoundland outport she has great dreams for their future together. Vince has his own plans, but Joan is determined to win him over, whatever the cost. Featuring East Coast music, biting humour and poetic storytelling, this is a gripping portrait of a woman driven to extremes. (


Kate Corbett Shirley
Jane Dingle Helen
Darryl Avalon Hopkins Vince
Didi Gillard-Rowlings Mary
Greg King Tom
Ruth Lawrence Joan
Monica Walsh Monica

Creative Team

Des Walsh Adapter
Richard Rose Director
Federico García Lorca Playwright
Graeme Thomson Set Designer
Graeme Thomson Lighting Designer
Peggy Hogan Costume Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Kristina Nicoll Assistant Director
Des Walsh Music Director
John Stead Fight Director
Dan McIlmoyl Assistant Lighting Designer
Amy House Artistic Animateur
Nicole Rousseau Artistic Associate


Elyse Summers Stage Manager
Alison Woolridge Production Manager
Phil Winters Technical Director
Gina Rae Hoyles Costume Assistant
Karl Simmons Head Carpenter
Daniel Genge Apprentice Stage Manager
Justin Hall Photographer
Steve Pike Assistant Carpenter
Cyrus Clarke Assistant Carpenter
Barry Wall Assistant Carpenter
Jessica Waterman Scenic Painter
Steve Pike Scenic Painter
Steve Pike Properties Crew
Jessica Waterman Properties Crew
Melissa Bergeron Apprentice Stage Manager
Shawn Squires Graphic Designer
Kevin Hutson Lighting Crew
Peter Eaton Lighting Crew
Nick Davidson Lighting Crew
David DeGrow Lighting Crew
Shannon Lintott Lighting Crew
Shanna Miller Lighting Crew
Kai Masaoka Lighting Crew
Joey Morin Lighting Crew
John Thomson Lighting Crew
David Johnson Lighting Crew
Alex Stein Carpentry Crew
Charles McWilliam Carpentry Crew
J. Louis Berenguer Carpentry Crew
Nick Rose Carpentry Crew
Kai Masaoka Carpentry Crew
Julian Bulof Carpentry Crew


Michael Freeman Production Manager
Paul Fujimoto-Pihl Technical Director
Lindsay Walker Head of Properties
Ian Chappell Head Carpenter
Michelle Bailey Head of Wardrobe
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Mainspace Technician