Bard on the Beach announces its 30th Season

Before the current season of Bard on the Beach comes to a close on September 28, 2018, Artistic Director Christopher Gaze has announced the lineup for the 2019 Festival’s 30th Anniversary Season.

Running in repertory, from June 5 to September 21, 2019, on Bard’s two stages; BMO MainStage and the Howard Family Stage, the 2019 season’s plays include the return of a record-setting Bard hit, an internationally-popular romantic comedy, a cross-cultural romance and a powerful political drama.

The BMO MainStage features:

The Taming of the Shrew, running June 5 – September 21, 2019.?A revival of the Bard crowd-pleasing, ‘spaghetti western’ from 2007. Set in the Wild West, and staring Jennifer Lines and Andrew McNee as Kate and Petruchio in a battle of wits, wills and gun-slinging, directed by Lois Anderson.


Shakespeare in Love, running June 11 – September 18, 2019. ?Based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by Mark Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and directed by Citadel Theatre’s Daryl Cloran. The romantic comedy, following a Young Will Shakespeare through the trials and tribulations of writer’s block in a tale of romance, mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and back stage antics.

The Howard Family Stage brings two innovative new productions to the stage:

Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, running June 28 – August 11, 2019.
Co-created and co-directed by Johnna Wright and Rohit Chokhani (Artistic Director, Diwali in BC) the play is set in India during the waning days of British occupation and sparked with south-Asian music and dance.


Coriolanus, running August 20 – September 15, 2019?Bard on the Beach’s first production of Coriolanus, directed by Dean Paul Gibson, is a no-holds-barred political tragedy perfectly fitting for our present political climate.

Says Bard Artistic Director Christopher Gaze: “Our 30th Season is designed to be a delight for patrons, old and new. We’ve programmed entertaining options for all, from the most loyal Shakespeare fans to those who’ve never experienced a play at Bard before.”

Advance sales of 2019 Bard Season Packs are now on sale, offering a substantial discount on tickets for all four productions. Just $159 per Pack until September 4, then Season Packs rise to $179. ?Flex Packs will go on sale in November, with single tickets following in early April, 2019.
Order Season Packs online now at or by phone from the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559.

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