Shakespeare’s Macbeth opened the 29th season of Bard on the Beach in an intense, classical rendition.
For me, setting As You Like It in 1960s Vancouver felt like the perfect fit for Bard on the Beach. When I think of that time period, I feel an immense connection between The Beatles’ early music and the storyline of the play. The 25 Beatles songs we’ve chosen lend themselves perfectly to this romantic and spiritual story. The transition of The Beatles through the ‘60s is reminiscent of the free-spirited journey of the play’s main characters and the social and cultural evolution of Vancouver during that time. I was also inspired by memories of All-Star Wrestling in the heart of Vancouver – and I realized we could incorporate the laid-back environment of the Okanagan in the ‘60s to represent Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden. – Daryl Cloran
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.
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Directed by Scott Bellis, Shakespeare’s early romantic comedy is a lively… Read more “Bard on the Beach rounds out 2017 season with a test of friendship in Two Gentlemen of Verona”
Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival begins its 28th season in beautiful Vanier Park on June 1, with an exciting lineup of plays, concerts and special events. All tickets for the Bard on the Beach’s 2017 season, which runs from June 1 to September 23, are now on sale.
The 28th Bard season, running from June 1 to September 23, 2017, features four Shakespeare plays plus a short-run contemporary drama; together they will take audiences from ancient Greece to modern-day Venice and Vancouver.
This was an inventive and fast paced season for Bard on the Beach. With three comical, crafty plays and one major drama they were certainly off to… Read more “Bard on the Beach’s 2015 Season: Reviewed”
King Lear comes to the BMO Mainstage of the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival June 18 to September 20. In collaboration with Theatre Calgary, it is… Read more “King Lear Joins the Bard on the Beach Mainstage Lineup, June 18”
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 26th season with The Comedy of Errors. Directed by Bard on the Beach Artistic AssociateScott Bellis, this steampunk rendition… Read more “Join Bard on the Beach for The Comedy of Errors”
Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival begins its 26th season in Vanier Park on June 4 with an exciting lineup of plays, concerts and special events.… Read more “Tickets for the 26th Season of Bard On The Beach are Here!”