The Shaw's 2019 Season

Updated: Aug 21, 2019

A hit musical set in magical Scotland. A heist gone hilariously wrong. A sweeping Narnia adventure. A Bernard Shaw epic. Sex. Murder. Politics. Oh, and Tennessee Williams. You'll want to sit down for this.



The 2019 Season

April 6 – December 22, 2019 Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Tim Carroll, Artistic Director Tim Jennings, Executive Director


“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

Festival Theatre


Kristi Frank, Matt Nethersole, Jay Turvey and Jenny L. Wright in THE HORSE AND HIS BOY By C.S. Lewis Adapted for the stage by Anna Chatterton Directed by Christine Brubaker With David Ball, Jane Johanson, Krystal Kiran, Madelyn Kriese, George Krissa, Julie Lumsden, Stewart Adam McKensy, Drew Plummer, Genny Sermonia and Jacqueline Thair


Alexis Gordon, George Krissa, Kristi Frank, Mike Nadajewski, Matt Nethersole and Michael Therriault in Lerner and Loewe’s BRIGADOON Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner – Music by Frederick Loewe Original dances created by Agnes DeMille Directed by Glynis Leyshon With David Ball, Peter Fernandes, Élodie Gillett, Kyle Golemba, Patty Jamieson, Jane Johanson, Krystal Kiran, Madelyn Kriese, Julie Lumsden, Marie Mahabal, Stewart Adam McKensy, Peter Millard, Drew Plummer, Travis Seetoo, Genny Sermonia, Gabriella Sundar Singh, Jacqueline Thair, Jay Turvey, Kelly Wong and Jenny L. Wright


Damien Atkins and Chick Reid in 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 With Kristopher Bowman, Fiona Byrne, Martin Happer, Claire Jullien, Andrew Lawrie, Steven Sutcliffe and Ric Reid


Gray Powell, Sara Topham, Kyle Blair, Martha Burns and Tom McCamus in 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 With David Adams, Jason Cadieux, Sharry Flett, Jeff Irving, Tanja Jacobs, Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Sanjay Talwar and Shauna Thompson


Mahabharata: Origins 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


Kelly Wong, Travis Seetoo and Michael Therriault in ROPE By Patrick Hamilton Directed by Jani Lauzon With Élodie Gillett, Kyle Golemba, Alexis Gordon, Patty Jamieson and Peter Millard


Martin Happer, Marla McLean, Claire Jullien, Ben Sanders, Graeme Somerville and Steven Sutcliffe in GETTING MARRIED By Bernard Shaw Directed by Tanja Jacobs With Damien Atkins, Katherine Gauthier, Cameron Grant, Andrew Lawrie, Monice Peter and Chick Reid


Gabriella Sundar Singh, Peter Fernandes, Marie Mahabal and Mike Nadajewski in THE RUSSIAN PLAY By Hannah Moscovitch Directed by Diana Donnelly Lunchtime one-act


Tom Rooney, Deborah Hay and Jeff Irving in CYRANO DE BERGERAC By Edmond Rostand Translated and adapted for the stage by Kate Hennig Directed by Chris Abraham With David Adams, Kyle Blair, Jason Cadieux, Sharry Flett, Patrick Galligan, Tanja Jacobs, Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Emily Lukasik, Michael Man, Marla McLean and Kiera Sangster


Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre


Allegra Fulton, André Sills, Julia Course and Jonathan Tan in THE GLASS MENAGERIE By Tennessee Williams Directed by László Bérczes


Diana Donnelly, Julia Course and Fiona Byrne in SEX By Mae West Directed by Peter Hinton With Kristopher Bowman, Allegra Fulton, Katherine Gauthier, Cameron Grant, Monice Peter, Ben Sanders, André Sills, Ric Reid and Jonathan Tan


Martha Burns, Sara Topham, Patrick Galligan, Gray Powell, Tom Rooney and Tom McCamus in VICTORY By Howard Barker Directed by Tim Carroll With Deborah Hay, Emily Lukasik, Michael Man, Kiera Sangster, Sanjay Talwar and Shauna Thompson


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

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