The Shadow of a Doubt - Shaw Festival Theatre

A mystery drama about the shadows lurking in the corners of every perfect relationship.
Royal George Theatre
July 16 - October 15
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A newly rediscovered mystery drama by Edith Wharton, author of classic novels such as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. A new wife is suspected of having a secret, the mere suspicion of which is enough to poison several lives. Can we ever live with not knowing? Or will the truth have to come out before there is any chance of a new start?

Recommended for Grade 9+ | Age 14+

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Act I
Randi and Rob 2004, Randi Helmers and Rob Clutton
Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, Sarabande, J.S. Bach
Huldra Sessions, Rob Clutton, Randi Helmers and Karin Randoja
– TRACK 7: Gamle Gulbrand
– TRACK 8: Huldra Song
French Songs, Gabriel Fauré and Reynaldo Hahn
– Pastorale Regnard

Lakmé, Léo Delibes
– Duo des fleurs (Flower Duet), Sabine Devieilhe and Marianne Crebassa
Gnossienne No. 4, Erik Satie
Death Speaks, Davis Lang
– No. 1, You Will Return
Gnossiene No. 8, Erik Satie
The Yellow Book Project: Pastorale, Gabriel Pierné

Act II
Melodies & Harmonies, John Cage
– Melody 2
– Melody 3
– Melody 4
– Melody 5
– Harmony 13
E Flat Drone (extended E-flat played on a cello, in homage to Richard Wagner’s opening bars of Das Rheingold)
Music for Marcel Duchamp 1947, John Cage

Scene Change
Cheating, Lying, Stealing, David Lang (1993)

Three variations of Dark Cello Music, Aimee Norris
Nocturne (For Solo Violin), Kaija Saariaho (1994)
Randi and Rob 2004
When Shadows Fall, Harry Clarkson, Geoffrey Clarkson and Peter van Steeden (1931)

All music featured in The Shadow of a Doubt, except for the tracks from Randi and Rob, 2004, is available on YouTube.

Technical Credits
By Edith Wharton
Directed by Peter Hinton-Davis
Set and costumes designed by Gillian Gallow
Lighting designed by Bonnie Beecher
Approximate run time
2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission
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