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Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd at the Shaw Festival

- The butchering barber now accepting appointments at the Festival Theatre –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 18, 2016) — Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival’s Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling [...]

Black comedy The Dance of Death begins previews at The Shaw

- First August Strindberg work to be seen at the Festival in almost 30 years -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (July 12, 2016) — The Dance of Death, August Strindberg’s groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival’s Studio Theatre. Under the direction of acclaimed [...]

Seminal South African playwright debuts at the Shaw Festival

-  Athol Fugard work begins previews June 30 –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 29, 2016) — “Master Harold”…and the Boys, one of Athol Fugard’s most powerful plays, previews at the Shaw Festival’s Court House Theatre on June 30. Fueled by the South African playwright’s recollections of his youth, this incendiary play lights a fuse that ultimately explodes, addressing [...]

Playwright Lisa Codrington reimagines Shaw’s The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God for the stage

-  Controversial novella turned one-act play begins previews June 10 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 9, 2016) — Governor General Award-nominated playwright Lisa Codrington’s stage adaptation of Bernard Shaw’s The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God begins previews Friday, June 10 at the Court House Theatre. Commissioned by the Shaw Festival, this world [...]

Wilde witticisms abound in Eda Holmes’s stylish A Woman of No Importance

-  Long-concealed secrets and scandal are exposed beginning May 29 -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 26, 2016) — A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde’s stylish comedy that exposes the cynicism and hypocrisy that underlies high “society” begins previews Sunday, May 29 at the Festival Theatre. This dangerous drama, directed by Eda Holmes,  is the fourth major [...]

Wander through Niagara-on-the-Lake’s private gardens on June 4

- Annual Shaw Guild’s Garden Tour gives public access to landscape artistry –
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (May 4, 2016) – Stroll through the finest exclusive gardens in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden enthusiasts are treated to the beauty of eight gardens featuring: a formal knot garden accented with beautifully [...]

Shaw’s Mrs Warren’s Profession continues to confront prevailing views about the #oldestprofession

-  Previews start April 21 at the Royal George Theatre -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 20, 2016) — Bernard Shaw’s notoriously provocative Mrs Warren’s Profession – a play once considered “unfit for women’s ears” – begins previews tomorrow in the Shaw Festival’s intimate Royal George Theatre. Dora Award-winning director Eda Holmes’ contemporary spin on this relevant classic [...]

Shaw Festival reports on 2015 season at Annual General Meeting

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (February 5, 2016) — Earlier today, the Shaw Festival presented the artistic and financial results of the 2015 season before an audience of patrons, staff, board members and the public. While celebrating an artistically exemplary season, The Shaw’s new Executive Director Tim Jennings explained the financial challenges faced in 2015 and announced a [...]

Annual Shaw Festival Film Series Feature Cinema’s Best

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 18, 2015) – Winter is coming, but no need to hibernate. Beginning December 5, stay warm and entertained with weekly screenings of critically acclaimed films and documentaries during the Shaw Festival Film Series at the Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade). All profits from the Film Series benefit the Shaw Festival’s 2016 season.

Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt premieres at the Shaw Festival

- World premiere of commissioned work by acclaimed Québécois playwright presented on the Royal George Theatre stage -
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 4, 2015) — The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt by Michel Marc Bouchard, with translation by Linda Gaboriau, premiered to rave reviews earlier this season at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Artistic Director [...]