The Birds

Written and directed by Emily Dix (BWT Best Director of an Equity Play, The Rear Window), The Birds is a new psychological thriller inspired by the Daphne DuMaurier short story and Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name. New York socialite Daphne Daniels (Anna Douglas - Mrs. America, FX) is headed to an old family cottage for a weekend of R&R with her brother (Alex Clay - The Rear Window) and husband, but when her husband is unexpectedly delayed and their neighbours turn out to be Daphne’s old flame (Oliver Georgiou - Sweet Action Theatre) and his new girl (Kiera Publicover - Arrowwood Theatre), tensions run high.

Things take a bizarre turn when reports of violent bird attacks start with an anxious local (Chad Allen - The Expanse) then start flooding the airwaves, making the sudden crisis brings out everyone’s deepest fears and darkest convictions. Inspired by the toll isolation and political propaganda took on many during the past few years of the global COVID-19 pandemic, The Birds examines what happens when the line between truth and paranoia becomes dangerously blurred.

Made possible through a partnership with Hart House Theatre as venue sponsor.

VENUE SPONSOR Hart House Theatre

PERFORMING AT Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

SHOW DATES November 25 –Dec. 10

Wednesdays –Saturdays, Saturday matinees

PREVIEW Friday Nov. 25, 8pm


Gala 10pm-12am, Hart House Debate Room


The Birds

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