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Archive for May, 2012


Coward comedy opens the Shaw Festival’s 51st season

Media Release #12 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 23, 2012. . .The Shaw Festival’s 51st season officially opens tonight at the Festival Theatre with Present Laughter, the David Schurmann-directed Noël Coward comedy featuring Steven Sutcliffe, Claire Jullien, Mary Haney and Moya O’Connell.

Rattigan’s charming comedy about love and language begins previews today

“Is she learning French too?”
“No, she just stops us from learning it.”
Media Release #11
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 10, 2012 . . . French Without Tears, Terence Rattigan’s first comedic hit and one of the longest running plays in British theatre history, makes its debut at the Shaw Festival. This delightful comedy concerning lessons in love, language [...]

Shaw Festival welcomes War Horse author Michael Morpurgo

Media Release #10 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3, 2012 . . . Michael Morpurgo, British author of the acclaimed novel War Horse, will be giving an exclusive talk at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre on May 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. The event is open to Shaw Members and Seminar attendees, and includes a meet and greet following [...]

Coward’s comic masterpiece begins previews today

“Everybody worships me, it’s nauseating.”
Media Release #9
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3, 2012 . . . The classic comedy of Noël Coward returns to the Shaw Festival. Brimming with the renowned Coward wit and style, Present Laughter previews today at the Festival Theatre.