“I talk of dreams” – Stratford Festival’s “Romeo and Juliet”

The story of Romeo and Juliet is so well known and oft told that it surprises me when someone says they haven't seen it on stage. I'm lucky to say that the 2017 production at the Stratford Festival was my third, and I have to admit, I think it is my favourite production to date. Director…

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Stratford Festival’s “John Gabriel Borkman”

I had been greatly anticipating this show since it's announcement. I was excited to see a new Ibsen play which I new nothing about and which starred so many of my favourite actors at the festival.  John Gabriel Borkman surpassed any and all expectations I had for the show, presenting an intriguing story beautifully told…

Flashback Friday – Stratford 2015

As I ready myself for a weekend of theatre at the Stratford Festival, I want to take a quick look back at the remaining shows which I saw from the 2015 season. On August first I was lucky to get to take in two shows: Carousel and Love's Labour's Lost. Both of them were fairly…

Stratford Festival’s “Hay Fever”

On October 5th, I got to see my final play of Stratford’s season: Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. I was excited to see this play because it was being performed by some of my most favourite actors, and it meant that I had once again been able to partake of all the Festival has to offer,…

Stratford Festival’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

August 24th promised my first viewing of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival. For me, this play was very interesting; because I had never studied it, but had read it, I knew what to expect but not in my usual academic way, however it’s always infinitely better to see a play than to simply…