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Whimsical Wilde Tales conjures storybook magic for young and old

- Children add their special touch to on-stage action after taking part in a pre-show workshop -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 6, 2017) — Kate Hennig, who steps into the role of Associate Artistic Director later this season, adapts four of Oscar Wilde’s tales – The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Remarkable Rocket and The [...]

The Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion encourages audience play

- The audience will help to create a unique performance every time -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 1, 2017) — Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Bernard Shaw’s charming retelling of the beloved Aesop fable Androcles and the Lion is an interactive spur-of-the-moment theatre experience. The fusing of audience engagement with music and song, along [...]

Powerhouse Shaw Festival cast star in Brian Friel’s celebrated Dancing at Lughnasa

- Memory, myth and imagination intertwine in this renowned contemporary Irish play -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 11, 2017) — Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre’s artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel’s award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a [...]

Canada’s history takes to the stage at the Shaw Festival in a rollicking revival of 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt

- Classic of Canadian theatre seen for first time at the Festival -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2017) — 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt – the rebellion that helped shape this home and native land – begins previews May 7 at the Court House Theatre. Created in 1973 by Rick Salutin and Theatre Passe Muraille, this ground-breaking [...]

Artistic Director Tim Carroll makes Shaw Festival debut directing Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan

- Sara Topham makes first Festival appearance as icon Joan of Arc -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 1, 2017) — When the Shaw Festival’s 2017 production of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan begins previews on May 3 at the Festival Theatre, it marks two milestones for Artistic Director Tim Carroll – a Shaw Festival directorial debut and his [...]

Explore Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest gardens on June 10

- Flora and fauna aficionados can stroll through eight stunning gardens on the Shaw Guild’s annual tour –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 1, 2017) – Garden enthusiasts will have an exclusive opportunity to wander through artisan gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the nearby picturesque town of Queenston on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [...]

The head that wears the crown: The Madness of George III debuts at Shaw Festival

- Tom McCamus stars as George at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 6, 2017) — Equal parts political comedy and biographical drama, Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III explores the dangerous consequences when a king who loses control of his body, words and mind in the midst of his rule. The Madness [...]

Oi! Musical romp Me and My Girl kicks off Artistic Director Tim Carroll’s first Shaw Festival season

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 4, 2017) — The delightful musical-comedy Me and My Girl launches Tim Carroll’s first season as the Shaw Festival’s artistic director. Ashlie Corcoran, former Shaw Festival intern director and Dora-nominated artistic director of Thousand Islands Playhouse, directs this award-winning musical. Brilliantly updated by Stephen Fry and chock-full of infectious songs like The [...]

Carroll’s Carol: The Shaw Festival announces 2017 production of Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol directed by Tim Carroll

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (March 15, 2017) – The Shaw Festival introduces a new annual holiday tradition to Niagara-on-the-Lake: Artistic Director Tim Carroll’s fanciful production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol previews November 15, opens November 25 and runs through December 23 at the Royal George Theatre.

Shaw Festival honours co-founder Calvin Rand’s legacy

- 2017 production of Saint Joan dedicated to his memory -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 5, 2017) — The Shaw Festival was saddened to learn of the passing of our Co-Founder, and Founding Board Chair, Mr. Calvin Rand of Buffalo, NY. In 1962, Mr. Rand and Brian Doherty produced four performances each of Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell and [...]