Rocking Horse Winner


  • Berkeley Street Theatre (Downstairs) 26 Berkeley Street Toronto, ON, M5A 2W3 Canada
Rocking Horse Winner has a lot going for it.... Composer Gareth Williams — of Breath Cycle fame — provides a score that amplifies the cast by harmonizing with their emotions.
— Trevor Abes

World Premiere - co-commissioned by Scottish Opera and Tapestry Opera

A modern adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence short story, Rocking Horse Winnerexplores the relationship between Paul, a young man with developmental challenges, and his emotionally distant mother. Paul becomes dangerously obsessed with solving the "bad luck" of his family in order to win the love of his mother. His obsession creates a strange magic that both connects him to luck and makes him vulnerable to powerful voices only he can hear. In our new age of entitlement Rocking Horse Winner is an intimate, psychologically insightful look at love, "luck", and greed.

Run Time: 65 minutes (no intermission)