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70% off DRAMA: Of Human Bondage (world premiere, Soulpepper Theatre $23)

Join us for Of Human Bondage, an epic tale of loss, lust, obsession, and the pursuit of beauty in a world dominated by war, greed, and poverty. This play will be presented by the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto's historic Distillery District.

Our group will save up to 70 per cent off regular ticket prices by purchasing rush tickets, which are usually best available on Mondays.


A broken man. A damaged woman. An impossible love. Considered one of the greatest novels ever written, Of Human Bondage is adapted for the stage for the very first time by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. More information.

ABOUT SOULPEPPER THEATRE: Soulpepper is considered to be one of the best small theatres in Toronto. It consistently offers professional, high-quality productions. It is also one of the priciest small theatres in the city. To save money, Thumbs Up will be going to Soulpepper's productions on Monday and Tuesday nights in 2014 when cheap rush tickets are usually in good supply. Please note a seat is not guaranteed for a rush ticket! More information.


DATE: Monday, April 21, 2014

TIME: Show starts at 7:30 p.m. It's recommended you be in the box office lineup by 5:45 p.m. to get a rush ticket.

WHERE: Young Centre For The Performing Arts
Charles & Marilyn Baillie Theatre
Distillery District, 50 Tank House Lane
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

RUSH TICKETS: $23 cash (adults), $5 cash (youth 21 and under)

REGULAR TICKETS: $29 / $57 / $74 (adults) (including HST and service charges)

MEETUP FEE: $2 cash (Please pay Peter exact change at the meetup spot)


RUSH TICKETS: Get into the box office lineup for rush tickets on the day of performance. Consecutive numbers for rush tickets will be given out by the box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. The lower your number (number 1 is best!), the better your chances of getting a rush ticket. At 7:00 p.m. the box office will start calling out the numbers in the order they were given out until all rush tickets are sold. To get a low number, it's best to line up early at the box office -- by 5:45 p.m. if possible. Peter will check on availability of rush tickets closer to the performance date.

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.

BOX OFFICE CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at (416)[masked], ext. 1.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: This theatre has assigned seating. This means it may not be possible to sit together as a group. However, we will get together before, at intermission and after the show.



Meet Peter at 5:45 p.m. in the box office lineup. He will be wearing a white cap.


Image credit: Soulpepper website

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    • Heather

      Thanks for posting the reviews :)

      April 26, 2014

  • Susi L.

    Thank you for the welcoming words, and for including my guest, Paula. It was a wonderful and thought provoking play.

    April 26, 2014

  • Jason

    This is one of my favourite books and was concerned about how they would handle the subject matter. I felt the first act dragged on and only focused on one aspect of obsession. It wasn't until the second act that the true nature of the book came through and you saw how obsession to lifestyle, drugs and one's own moral teachings are just as obsessive and can lead to misery and unhappiness as well. Completely lost was how the main character matured and changed over the course of the book. However loved the staging and use of music, flawless execution by the actors and overall feel of Victorian England. I enjoyed this play but would have prefer a shorter first act and more focus on the charters obsession with art, as in the book.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Joyce

    Well acted by most of the cast. Great special effects and use of the stage. However I felt it really rushed through the events from the book especially in the second act. It is hard to do justice to this book in the relatively short time a play allows.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Heather

    One of the best pieces of theatre I have seen! Very well done. It is a must see.

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Peter W

    An exceptionally rich and powerful production ... Such creative use of lighting and musical instruments to enhance strong emotion ... So clever in how the producer touched on so many of our basic human foibles - demonstrating our slavery to our strong human emotions. Thanks to all members for sharing this experience with me ... and a warm welcome to Susi's guest Paula.

    April 21, 2014

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