"Unmissable show of genius for all ages."
BBC, Edinburgh


Creative Team

  • Written by: Wajdi Mouawad
  • Translated by: Shelley Tepperman
  • Directed by: Alon Nashman
  • Performed by: Kaleb Alexander or Gabe Maharjan
  • Set and Costume: Lindsay Ann Black
  • Movement Director: Marie-Josée Chartier
  • Produced by: Theaturtle, in association with Richard Jordan and The Pleasance


Alphonse is lost, walking along a country road, weaving an intricate web of stories, while everyone is searching for him: parents, friends, teachers, the police. What they find is the thing we often give up in order to grow up.


Press & Reviews.

  • NOW Magazine

    “Alphonse reminds us of the magic of theatre.”

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  • Ludwig van Toronto

    “Live Theatre Returns With A Brilliant Performance”

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  • Globe and Mail

    Alphonse brings in-person theatre back to Toronto”

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  • The Slotkin Letter

    “..full of wild adventure, dazzling imagination... ”

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  • Toronto Star

    “A modern classic"

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  • Three Weeks, UK

    "A surreal, mystical journey into the imagination..."

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  • Winnipeg Free Press

    "Nashman is a chameleon."

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  • The Scotsman

    "A celebration of the imagination..."

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  • Cue Magazine, South Africa

    "A fun-filled journey littered with imaginary scenes"

  • City Press Johannesburg

    “The solo performance was indeed magical.”

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