Shaw Festival production history

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The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the second largest repertory theatre company in North America. Founded in 1962, its original mandate was to stimulate interest in George Bernard Shaw and his period, and to advance the development of theatre arts in Canada.

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The following is a chronological list of the productions that have been staged as part of the Shaw Festival since its inception.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced on August 26, 2020 that the entirety of the 2020 season was cancelled, with the possible exception of A Christmas Carol, which may still be performed depending on government guidelines. [3] Previously, on July 22, 2020, it was said there was the possibility that some performances of Charley's Aunt and Flush might begin in September. [4]

2021 season

For the 2021 season, the Shaw Festival hopes to present many of the anticipated productions that were originally scheduled for 2020. [6]

Gypsy , originally planned for the 2020 season, and then intended to be staged in 2021, has now been postponed until the 2023 season. [7]

The productions that were originally scheduled, and subsequently cancelled, for 2020 and not planned for 2021 are: Mahabharata , Prince Caspian , Assassins , The Playboy of the Western World , and Me and My Girl .

Frequency of production of Shaw's plays

Note: The following original theatrical works by Shaw have never been produced at the Shaw Festival: Buoyant Billions , Cymbeline Refinished , Farfetched Fables , The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet , and Why She Would Not .

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References

  1. http://news.shawfest.com/2017/08/23/shaw-festival-announces-2018-season/
  2. https://www.shawfest.com/announcing-the-shaws-2019-season/
  3. "Shaw Festival cancels Fall performances" . Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  4. "Shaw Festival Announces Further Cancellations" . Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  5. https://www.shawfest.com/announcing-the-shaws-2020-season/
  6. "The Shaw's 2021 Season". The Shaw Festival. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  7. "Shaw Festival 2021 Season" . Retrieved 24 February 2021.

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