You can probably imagine how good it feels to be writing to tell you about our 60th anniversary season at The Shaw.
What you can’t imagine is how proud I am of the team we have here: the way that everyone has pulled together to get through the last two years has been something to behold. Even more amazingly, we have been producing work of a consistently high standard. Having set ourselves the challenge of getting better every year, we didn’t even let Covid stop us. I know you appreciated the effort, spirit and skill that went into 2021, because you told us, many times. We would also like to thank you for the incredible support you have shown us. We already knew we couldn’t do it without you. This reminded us that we wouldn’t even be here without you.
So how are we going to step it up again for 2022?
We are coming out swinging, with a thunderously good musical in Damn Yankees, and an all-time classic in The Importance of Being Earnest. Add in two slyly topical Shaw plays, some classic mystery and romance in the George, and some more of the challenging and brilliant work you have come to expect in the Studio, and you have a recipe for a 60th Season to remember.
But don’t plan only to come and see plays. A great discovery this year has been our potential to make magic happen in our garden and on the Commons. We have had breath-taking nights of music and words soaring up into the night sky; those of you who experienced those nights know what everyone else has been missing. Make sure you tell them.
Tim Carroll, Artistic Director