Shaw Festival’s Line-up for 2019

Shaw Festival Announces 2019 Season 

Festival Theatre

The Horse and His Boy
By C.S. Lewis
Adapted for the stage by Anna Chatterton
Directed by Christine Brubaker

Lerner and Loewe’s
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner – Music by Frederick Loewe
Original dances created by Agnes DeMille
Directed by Glynis Leyshon

The Ladykillers
By Graham Linehan
From the motion picture screenplay by William Rose
By special arrangement with Studiocanal and Fiery Angel, London
Directed by Tim Carroll

Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell
By Bernard Shaw
An epic theatrical event including a special luncheon featuring farm-to-table menus from Niagara’s finest chefs, paired with regional wines.
Directed by Kimberley Rampersad

Mahabharata: Beginnings
A series of experimental performances to take place during The Shaw’s 2019 Season, leading up to the presentation of this epic South Asian masterpiece during the 2020 Season.
We invite you to participate in the creation of a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Adapted from the classic Sanskrit poem of ancient India by, and developed in partnership with,
Ravi Jain and Why Not Theatre.
These performances are exclusive to Friends of The Shaw.


Royal George Theatre

By Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Jani Lauzon

Getting Married
By Bernard Shaw
Directed by Tanja Jacobs

The Russian Play 
By Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Diana Donnelly
Lunchtime one-act

Cyrano de Bergerac
By Edmond Rostand
Translated and adapted for the stage by Kate Hennig
Directed by Chris Abraham


Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by László Bérczes

By Mae West
Directed by Peter Hinton

By Howard Barker
Directed by Tim Carroll


Secret Theatre

Unexpected moments of theatre, popping up in the strangest places. Join the club!


Holiday Season

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Directed by Molly Atkinson
Originally directed by Tim Carroll

Irving Berlin’s
Holiday Inn

Based on the film from Universal Pictures
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin – Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge
Directed by Kate Hennig


“I’ve reached back for some Shaw Festival favourites and looked forward for some spectacular new surprises. Love it or hate it, we have something to delight — or provoke — everyone!”
— Tim Carroll, Artistic Director


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