The Stratford Festival’s 2024 season will include twelve productions and 150 events.
Festival officials say the season’s plays, unveiled on Tuesday morning, are united by the theme “a journey away from the known” and include three Shakespeare productions.
Those are Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Cymbeline with other shows, including the North American premiere of Wendy and Peter Pan, also included.
“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 Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni 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.