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Stephen Fry’s Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. makes world premiere at the 2018 Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 17, 2017) — During a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake earlier this year, world renowned actor, comedian and renaissance man Stephen Fry hinted that he’d return to the Shaw Festival in 2018. Tim Carroll, Artistic Director of The Shaw, will direct Mr. Fry in the world premiere of Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. on the Festival Stage as part of the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh… It’s A Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (August 1, 2017) — Secret Theatre this evening featured Kristopher Bowman, Fiona Byrne, Marion Day, Claire Jullien, Tara Rosling, Sanjay Talwar and Kelly Wong. The top-secret event was directed by Molly Atkinson. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Shaw Festival renames theatre in honour of former Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 28, 2017) — At a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today, the Shaw Festival honoured former Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell’s fourteen year tenure by renaming the Studio Theatre. In front of an audience of donors, company members and patrons, the space was officially christened the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre just days before Middletown takes residency for the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh… It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 26, 2017) — Today – on Bernard Shaw’s birthday – Tim Carroll and Kimberley Rampersad directed the latest installment of Secret Theatre. Karl Ang, David Ball, Donna Belleville, Benedict Campbell, Marion Day, Sharry Flett, Claire Jullien, Andrew Lawrie, Emily Lukasik, PJ Prudat, Travis Seetoo, Jeremiah Sparks, Sanjay Talwar, Jonathan Tan, Sara Topham, Jay Turvey and Kelly Wong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Artistic Director Emeritus honoured with creation of the Christopher Newton Interns Program

- The program made possible by a single gift from a private donor -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 22, 2017) — Artistic Director Tim Carroll revealed today that Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton’s contributions to the Shaw Festival and Canadian theatre at large would be recognized through the newly created Christopher Newton Interns Program. The program was announced following Mr. Newton’s appearance as part of the Deeper Dialogue series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh… It’s a Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 19, 2017) — Under the direction of Tim Carroll, Shawn Wright treated the audience to a performance in a late night edition of Secret Theatre.

To avoid missing out on the next happening, patrons can sign up for the Secret Theatre Club at www.shawfest.com to receive alerts about future events. Prices and availability will vary.

Secret Theatre is sponsored by Niagara Oast House Brewers.

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An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Shaw Festival

- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ groundbreaking play is a no-holds-barred exploration of racial stereotypes -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 14, 2017) — The Shaw’s production of An Octoroon is perhaps the funniest, and certainly the most subversive, theatre experience this season. Riffing off of Dion Boucicault’s melodrama The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie Award-winning play is his sardonic, radical response to present and past attitudes of race. Directed by Peter Hinton, An Octoroon makes its Canadian premiere at the Royal George Theatre, beginning previews July 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everywhere and nowhere together in Middletown

- The Shaw’s production of this contemporary American play finds meaning in the mundane -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 11, 2017) Meg Roe directs the hypnotic Middletown, written by Pulitzer-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning playwright Will Eno, as an intimate experience shared by actors and audience. The Canadian premiere of Middletown begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival’s Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Shaw Festival sinks its teeth into Liz Lochhead’s seductive adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

- Repressed erotic hunger and desire run rampant in this thrilling version of the legendary tale -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 6, 2017) — The Shaw Festival’s production of Liz Lochhead’s sultry adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – a feminine-focused take on the iconic vampire story – begins previews July 8 at the Festival Theatre. Directed by Eda Holmes, Lochhead’s Dracula delves into the deeper sensual meaning of Stoker’s Gothic thriller. The result is a bone-chilling, beautiful narrative highlighting Victorian women’s sexual desire and the men who fear it – all under the guise of keeping a vampire who hungers for blood at bay. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shhh… It’s A Secret

- A group of Shaw patrons are now in the know -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 1, 2017) — This evening, a crowd gathered to experience the third Secret Theatre of the season. Onlookers were treated to a theatrical moment directed by Eda Holmes, with music composed by Gavin Bryers. The event featured David Ball, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Marion Day, Diana Donnelly, Kristi Frank, Allan Louis, Emily Lukasik, PJ Prudat, Kimberley Rampersad, Ben Sanders, Steven Sutcliffe, Sanjay Talwar and Kelly Wong. Read the rest of this entry »

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