Announcing The Shaw's 2020 Season - Shaw Festival Theatre

The Shaw’s 2020 Season
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Not one, but two magnificent Sondheim musicals! An epic story out of India. The continuing battle for Narnia. A devil of a rebel straight out of the American Revolution. A dog more Casanova than canine. An Irish classic, an American classic and a forgotten classic. Plus, the return of Sherlock Holmes!

The 2020 Season

April 2 – December 23, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Tim Carroll, Artistic Director
Tim Jennings, Executive Director

Festival Theatre

A Musical Fable, Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Directed and choreographed by Kimberley Rampersad

The Devil’s Disciple
By Bernard Shaw
Directed by Eda Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse
By R. Hamilton Wright
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Craig Hall

Adapted by Ravi Jain and Miriam Fernandes
Original concept developed with Jenny Koons
A Why Not Theatre Production
Commissioned and presented by the Shaw Festival
Directed by Ravi Jain

Royal George Theatre

Charley’s Aunt
By Brandon Thomas
Directed by Tim Carroll

Prince Caspian
Adapted for the stage by Damien Atkins
Based on the novel by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Molly Atkinson

Based on the novella by Virginia Woolf
Adapted and directed by Tim Carroll
Lunchtime one-act

Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
From an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr
Directed by Meg Roe

Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

The Playboy of the Western World
By J.M. Synge
Directed by Jackie Maxwell

Desire Under the Elms
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Selma Dimitrijevic

Trouble in Mind
By Alice Childress
Directed by Philip Akin

Holiday Season

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Directed by Molly Atkinson
Adapted and originally directed by Tim Carroll

Me and My Girl

Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book revised by Stephen Fry, with contributions by Mike Ockrent
Music by Noel Gay
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran

ALSO IN 2020 …

Fort George National Historic Site

The History of Niagara
Created and performed by Mike Petersen and Alexandra Montagnese
Commissioned and presented by the Shaw Festival
Directed by Tim Carroll


“This is a season of classics across the board: classic musicals, classic comedies, classic dramas. Every single one features the brilliant writing which has always been at the centre of our mission, and for which we have assembled one of the world’s great acting ensembles.”

— Tim Carroll, Artistic Director


Tickets go on sale to Members starting:

Nov 2 - Governors Council & Premier Members
Nov 4 - Sustaining, Contributing, & Business Members
Nov 7 - Supporting Members
Nov 9 - Annual Members
And to the general public on December 7. Members order first, so for your best chance to get the best seats at the best prices become a Friend of The Shaw!

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