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Stratford Festival unveils 2023 season

The 2023 Stratford Festival season includes thirteen productions across four theatres.

Festival officials have unveiled their plans for next season which will run from mid-April through October.

It features four Shakespeare plays, including King Lear, along with two musicals, Rent along with Monty Python’s Spamalot, and several other shows.

The theme for the 2023 season is Duty vs Desire.

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King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Director: Kimberley Rampersad


Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Director: Thom Allison

Choreographer: Marc Kimelman

Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare

Director: Chris Abraham

Les Belles-Soeurs

By Michel Tremblay

Translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco

Director: Esther Jun


Monty Python’s Spamalot

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle

Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Director: Lezlie Wade

Choreographer: Jesse Robb

World Première Adaptation:

A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L’Engle

Adapted for the stage by Thomas Morgan Jones

Director: Thomas Morgan Jones

World Première

Frankenstein Revived

By Morris Panych

Based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Music by David Coulter

Director: Morris Panych

Movement choreographer: Wendy Gorling

Dance choreographer: Stephen Cota


World Première Translation:

Grand Magic

By Eduardo De Filippo

In a new English translation by John Murrell

Director: Antoni Cimolino

Richard II

By William Shakespeare

Adapted by Brad Fraser

Conceived by Jillian Keiley

Director: Jillian Keiley

Choreographer: Cameron Carver

Wedding Band

By Alice Childress

Director: Sam White


World Première

Stratford Festival Commission

Casey and Diana

By Nick Green

Director: Andrew Kushnir

Women of the Fur Trade

By Frances Koncan

Director: Yvette Nolan

Love’s Labour’s Lost

By William Shakespeare

Director: Peter Pasyk






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