Lionel King

Acting Credits

1991: January 1991 Absent Friends
1991: May 1991 When We Are Married
1991: October 1991 Chorus of Disapproval
1993: March 3-6 As You Like It
1993: October 20-23 You Never Can Tell
1994: May 11-14 Daisy Pulls It Off
1995: October 25-28 One for the Pot
1996: April 1996 Up Front and Centre Stage
1998: October 7-10 & 14-17 Hobson's Choice
1999: May 1999 The Madwoman of Chaillot
2003: November 11-15 and 18-22 The Uninvited
2003: December 27-29 Aladdin & his Wonderful Magical Lamp
2005: May 24-28 & 31, June 1-4 You'll Get Used To It - The War Show
2008: Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2008 Just So
2011: March 22 - April 2, 2011 Cash On Delivery
2011: Dec 27, 28, 29, 30, 2011 A Year with Frog and Toad
2012: May 15-19 & 22-26, 2012 Romeo and Juliet
2013: March 26-30 & April 2-6 Harvey
2014: May 13 - 24 Inherit the Wind
2015: May 12 - 16 & 19 - 23 The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

Production Credits

Stage Crew Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Set Construction Shadow Box
As You Like It
The Importance of Being Earnest - II
Lighting Design Pygmalion
BBC Announcer Voice-over John Buchan’s The 39 Steps

From the program for The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
LIONEL KING (Malleable Charlie Brown) has recently appeared with Kanata Theatre as Reverend Brown in Inherit the Wind, Judge Gaffney in Harvey, Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet and Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad. He first got the theatre bug about 1980 and over the years has performed as Pooh Bah in The Mikado, Mr.Bumble in Oliver and Henry Hobson in Hobson’s Choice, among others. Black Bonspiel is his first encounter with the sport of curling. At least it’s better than trying to dance.

From the program for Inherit the Wind:
LIONEL KING (Reverend Brown) finds the contrast between portraying the well-meaning but somewhat addled Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and the fire-and-brimstone Reverend Brown to be a bit of a jump.  However,

From the program for You’ll Get Used to It - The War Show.:

Lionel first appeared with Kanata Theatre in 1990 in Absent Friends, and he was most recently seen in 2003's The Uninvited and Aladdin. His musical theatre experience includes Oliver, Oklahoma and The Mikado, as well as Kanata Theatre's A Chorus of Disapproval. He is glad to be back in a show with plenty of good songs to sing, the opportunity to try some interesting characterisations, and a historic story to tell.

From the program for Cash on Delivery:

LIONEL KING (Uncle George) most recently performed with Kanata Theatre as a very self-important crab in Just So. Other appearances include Absent Friends, Hobson’s Choice and You’ll Get Used to It - The War Show. He has also performed in musical theatre in Ottawa and Alberta. Cash on Delivery is his first experience of farce. He is grateful to the rest of the cast for treating Uncle George with such loving care and respect through the thousand natural shocks that flesh seems to be heir to.

From the program for Romeo and Juliet:

LIONEL KING( Friar Lawrence) last appeared with Kanata Theatre as Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad and Uncle George in Cash On Delivery. Other appearances have included You’ll Get Used To It! - The War Show, Hobson’s Choice, Chorus of Disapproval and Absent Friends. Romeo & Juliet is his second Shakespeare experience, after As You Like It. It’s a great pleasure to be working with a fantastic cast and crew to present one of the enduring classics of theatre.

From the program for Harvey

LIONEL KING (Judge Omar Gaffney) began his theatrical career with Fiddler
on the Roof in Fort McMurray, Alberta in 1979, and he has averaged about a show a year since then. His first with Kanata Theatre was Absent Friends in 1991. His most recent roles were Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad and Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet. Some other appearances include You’ll Get Used To It - The War Show, Hobson’s Choice, A Chorus of Disapproval and The Uninvited.