2018 Shaw Festival Performance Schedule
The Magicians Nephew
April 4 – October 13, 2018 | Festival Theatre
Watch the prequel to C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series come to life during this beautiful performance, which is set in Victorian London. Families will thoroughly enjoy this magical adventure that keeps you on your toes while reminding you that courage and friendship can overcome just about anything.
Official Site: The Magicians Nephew
May 3 – October 14 | Festival Theatre
Winner of five Tony Awards, Grand Hotel is set in Berlin during the Roaring Twenties – when anything can happen and all that glitters is gold, romance and betrayal.
Official Site: Grand Hotel
Mythos – A Trilogy: Gods. Heroes. Men.
May 24 – July 15 | Festival Theatre
Mythos is an approachable (and hysterical) trilogy that presents the narratives of Greek gods, heroes and men across three separate performances. Whether you’re a classics buff or you just love to laugh, you won’t want to miss these incredible tales of bravery, triumph and all the silliness in between.
Official Site: Mythos – A Trilogy: Gods. Heroes. Men.
The Hound of Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
August 1 – October 27 | Festival Theatre
We’ll give you a clue: this is a Sherlock case you’ll want to crack this festival season. During the Canadian premiere of this seductive murder mystery, audience members will get swept away in the suspense of Sir Baskerville’s murder – and how the great detective attempts to solve it.
Official Site: The Hound of Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
April 11 – September 1 | Royal George Theatre
How can you pretend to be in love with your ex? If you were forced to, could you play nice? Find out how the two stars of Stage Kiss manage after the recently split couple is cast in a romantic performance.
Official Site: Stage Kiss
Of Marriage & Men
May 13 – September 9 | Royal George Theatre
Love and marriage can be beautiful and romantic, but they can also be hilariously tricky. Of Marriage & Men combines two infamous stories about relationships with How He Lied to Her Husband and The Man of Destiny into one great adventure about love (and all the stickiness it creates).
Official Site: Of Marriage & Men
May 31 – October 6 | Royal George Theatre
All is fair in family and war is the name of the game in this one-act performance. It can be a young boy’s dream to be a war hero, but what happens when your courage lands you at the top of the ranks of a country your mum fundamentally opposes?
Official Site: O’Flaherty V.C.
Oh What a Lovely War
July 14 – October 13 | Royal George Theatre
This daring performance follows musically-inclined Canadian soldiers during WW1. With each musical number, you’ll find yourself laughing, crying and praying for the loveliest-possible outcome of an ugly situation.
Official Site: Oh What a Lovely War
The Orchard (After Chekhov)
June 7 – September 1 | Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Don’t miss this world premiere that is as creative as it is clever. Learn how Canadian immigrants adapt to new circumstances in this nod to Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard that reflects the writer’s own experiences with living in a new country.
Official Site: The Orchard (After Chekhov)
The Baroness and the Pig
June 10 – October 6 | Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
This tale of friendship and betrayal is best suited to mature audiences who are looking for a funny and poignant performance set in the 19th century. Watch as a Baroness tries to civilize a young girl who seems to have been raised in the wild.
Official Site: The Baroness and the Pig
July 22 – October 28 | Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
What happens when a group of Canadian soldiers find themselves immersed in the wreckage of WW1 with copies of Shakespeare’s Henry V in their possession? Find out during this creative reimagining of the Bard’s tragic play.
Official Site: Henry V
A Christmas Carol (2018)
November 14 – December 23 | Royal George Theatre
Get into the Christmas spirit with this Charles Dickens’ classic. Packed full of emotion and positive lessons, the only thing you’ll want to say “Bah Humbug” to during this performance is the closing curtain in the final scene.
Official Site: A Christmas Carol (2018)