Stratford Festival 2024 Season

Stratford Festival 2024 Season

Productions and key dates

Twelfth Night | By William Shakespeare | Runs April 26 to October 26 | Open to critics from May 27

Something Rotten! | Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell | Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick | Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick | Runs April 16 to October 27 | Open to critics from May 28

Cymbeline | By William Shakespeare | Runs May 10 to September 28 | Open to critics from May 29

Hedda Gabler | By Henrik Ibsen | A new version by Patrick Marber | From a literal translation by Karin & Ann Bamborough | Runs April 25 to September 28 | Open to critics from May 30

La Cage aux Folles | Book by Harvey Fierstein | Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Based on the play by Jean Poiret | Runs May 6 to October 26 | Open to critics from May 31

Romeo and Juliet | By William Shakespeare | Runs May 6 to October 26 | Open to critics from June 1

Wendy and Peter Pan | Adapted by Ella Hickson | From the book by J.M. Barrie | Runs May 21 to October 27 | Open to critics from June 15

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? | By Edward Albee | Runs June 26 to September 29 | Open to critics from August 9

Get That Hope | By Andrea Scott | Runs July 21 to September 28 | Open to critics from August 10

London Assurance | By Dion Boucicault | Runs August 7 to October 25 | Open to critics from August 22

Salesman in China | By Leanna Brodie & Jovanni Sy | Suggested by the memoirs of Arthur Miller & Ying Ruocheng | Chinese translations by Fang Zhang | Runs August 3 to October 26 | Open to critics from August 23

The Diviners | Based on the novel by Margaret Laurence | Text by Vern Thiessen with Yvette Nolan | Runs August 7 to October 2 | Opens to critics from August 24

The 2024 Meighen Forum

The Meighen Forum will bring together artists, thought leaders and subject matter experts for a wide range of special events in 2024, many reflecting on the theme of “A World Elsewhere.” A number of events are offered through a series of themed weeks, focusing on Pride, a Season Deep Dive, Global Theatre, Readers and Writers, and Scholars and Experts. Comedy, concerts and special performances are offered throughout the season, as are Rarely Played and Song and Dance workshops, Lobby Talks, tours, Peer into the Playbill and Forum Academy events. Event listings can be found here.

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NEWS September 12, 2023… Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino is delighted to announce the Stratford Festival’s 2024 season, a collection of 12 productions, together with more than 150 events at the Meighen Forum, reflecting on the idea of “A World Elsewhere.”
“What unites the plays for next season is a journey away from the known,” says Cimolino, “a journey away from the comfortable towards something that – while it’s an immense challenge – often brings us to a much better place.”
The season will feature three Shakespeare plays, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Cymbeline, along with the early Victorian comedy London Assurance by Dion Boucicault, the Ibsen masterpiece Hedda Gabler; the North American première of Wendy and Peter Pan, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s book, by Ella Hickson; and Edward Albee’s 21st century classic The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?
Two musicals will be presented. The Festival Theatre will be home to the hilarious musical comedy Something Rotten!, with book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. At the Avon Theatre, it’s the Tony Award-winning La Cage aux Folles, with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.
The season will also feature three world premières: Salesman in China by Leanna Brodie and Jovanni Sy; a new adaptation of Margaret Laurence’s classic The Diviners by Vern Thiessen with Yvette Nolan; and Get That Hope by Andrea Scott.
“As I put together this new season, I looked for works that speak to departing from the past, stories about people who strike out in new directions,” says Cimolino. “I feel we are at a moment in society when we are genuinely ready to leave behind much of what was. In order to make that journey successfully, we need inspiration, joy and delight along the way. I hope these plays will lift our hearts, make us laugh, and maybe show us that some risks are worth taking. And at the Stratford Festival perhaps the world elsewhere will be Peter Pan’s Neverland, Illyria of Twelfth Night or the nightclub of La Cage aux Folles.”
The 2024 season will go on sale in December, with a special advance pre-sale for Members of the Stratford Festival in November. The events of the Meighen Forum will be announced in the coming months. The season will run from mid-April through October.
“I’m immensely proud of the directors and creative teams that have come together to bring these plays to vibrant life,” says Cimolino. “With their talent and inspired work there will be a world elsewhere right here in Stratford – and it will be beautiful.”

Location::55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Recurring Event: Yes

Start: 04/01/2024 / End: 12/24/2024
Website: Stratford Festival 2024 Season


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