Shakespeare’s Macbeth opened the 29th season of Bard on the Beach in an intense, classical rendition.
This year’s production of Macbeth features celebrated Canadian actors Ben Carlson as Macbeth and Moya O’Connell as Lady Macbeth. Carlson has been a featured player at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals in Ontario for over two decades and O’Connell returns to Bard on the Beach after spending the last ten seasons at the Shaw Festival.
The Festival opens on the BMO Mainstage with a powerhouse classical production of Macbeth, directed by Chris Abraham. Macbeth plays in repertory with the delightful romantic comedy As You Like It, set in Vancouver in the ‘60s, with over 20 classic Beatles songs performed by the cast; direction is by Daryl Cloran (Love’s Labour’s Lost, Bard 2015).
The 28th season of Bard on the Beach continues until September 23, but Artistic Director Christopher Gaze announced the lineup today for the Festival’s 2018 season, running from June 6… Read more “2018 Bard on the Beach season announced!”
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) recently announced it’s 13th annual season with artists coming from around the world to participate in this three week… Read more “Top Five: PuSh Festival plays”
In the two months leading up to the festival, I’ll be featuring different performances in Top Five posts for a more in depth look at what’s going on, but you can also find a quick explanation of each event here.
Starting November 8, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and MEI Events International Inc. will present Shakespeare fans in British Columbia with a unique, all year round opportunity… Read more “Bard On The Beach and MEI Group Form Strategic Partnership”