Iron Peggy

Co-produced by Vancouver International Children's Festival and Boca del Lupo in association with Red Diva Projects

British Columbia

Toronto Premiere

  • “It is ultimately refreshing to see a show targeted at young audiences truly reflective of the world they (we) live in today.”

    – Vancouver

Peg is struggling for survival at her boarding school. Three girls take aim at Peg and make her life utterly miserable. When her beloved Grandmother dies she just wants to disappear, but then an unexpected gift arrives. Inside Peg finds three cast iron Canadian soldiers. In despair, she throws them against the floor. How can they help her? They are so small and the girls’ shadow is so big. But, miraculously the toys come to life as Indigenous Snipers from WWI, just in time to wage an epic battle against the three girls.

A multi-media production that will appeal to audiences both young and old, Iron Peggy uses a creative and ever-surprising blend of live performance, animation, video and shadows to tell this moving story.

Performance advisory: Sharp lighting changes, stage combat

ASL Interpreter available*ACCESSIBILITYAmerican Sign Language (ASL)
There will be an ASL interpreter for this performance. Please email to notify our staff ahead of the event.
Supported by
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
PHOTO © Farah Nosh