Iron Peggy

Photograph by Farah Nosh

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 girls.

A multi-media feast 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.

With 2018 marking the 100th year anniversary of WWI, Iron Peggy is an excellent introduction to its history and a touching testimony that not only celebrates the First Nation participation in the war effort but also a young girl’s personal victory. World Premiere!

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is delighted to commission this innovative production by award-winning, international Métis performer, playwright Marie Clements. Iron Peggy is directed by Boca del Lupo’s award-winning Artistic Director, Sherry J. Yoon.


Producing Companies: Vancouver International Children’s Festival and Boca del Lupo in association with Red Diva Projects.
Country: BC
Genre: Theatre
Show length: 50 minutes
Resource: Study Guide
Ages: Ages 10 and up (Grades: 4 and up)
Venue: Waterfront Theatre (Venue 4)

  • Please note there will be an ASL interpreter during the Friday, May 31, 10:30am performance.

Show Times

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:30 am — 11:20 am Waterfront Theatre
12:30 pm — 1:20 pm Waterfront Theatre
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:30 am — 11:20 am Waterfront Theatre
12:30 pm — 1:20 pm Waterfront Theatre
Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:30 pm — 1:20 pm Waterfront Theatre
7:00 pm — 7:50 pm Waterfront Theatre
Friday, May 31, 2019
10:30 am — 11:20 am Waterfront Theatre
12:30 pm — 1:20 pm Waterfront Theatre


School Ticket Price: $12.00 + GST
One Show Day Pass: $22.00 per adult; $12.50 per child + GST and s/c
4-Pack Family Pass: (4 tickets to 1 show) $58.00 + GST and s/c
More info on ticket pricing



They fought so we could be who we are meant to be. We have to stand up for who we are, and for those that came before us. We have to stand up for each other. It’s something worth fighting for.
~ Peg, Iron Peggy

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.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.