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shaw festival iPhoto caption: Production still from The Secret Garden by Michael Cooper; production still from One Man, Two Guvnors by David Cooper.

Shaw Festival review: A fabulous physical comedy and moody garden show off the festival’s extremes

If all is fair in this world, One Man, Two Guvnors will be a smash for the Shaw Festival. The Secret Garden is a more mixed affair, but Gabriella Sundar Singh shines in the title role.

By Aisling Murphy / Jul 1, 2024
shaw festival iPhoto caption: Witness for the Prosecution production still by Emily Cooper; My Fair Lady production still by Michael Cooper.

Shaw Festival reviews: My Fair Lady and Witness for the Prosecution sing

Through the Shaw Festival’s elegant, sharp handling, both works manage to feel fresh and germane to a 2024 audience.

By Ilana Lucas / Jun 29, 2024
mary's wedding iPhoto caption: Derek Ritschel, director of Mary's Wedding and artistic director of Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Mary’s Wedding promises to pack an emotional punch at Lighthouse Festival Theatre

“I liken it more to poetry than I do to your standard text of a play,” says Derek Ritschel, the director of Mary’s Wedding and the artistic director of Lighthouse Festival.

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / Jun 21, 2024
iPhoto caption: Photo by David Cooper

REVIEW: Prince Caspian at the Shaw Festival

This Prince Caspian has its flaws, but it should still satisfy anyone with an itch for family-friendly high fantasy.

By Liam Donovan / May 22, 2023