Stratford Festival HD 2017 Season

Stratford Festival HD

The Stratford Festival has been setting the standard for classical theatre in North America for more than 60 years. Since the revolutionary first season, more than 26 million theatregoers from around the world have visited the Stratford Festival. The acclaimed repertory theatre presents a series of exciting plays captured live on stage. Working with renowned Producer and Director Barry Avrich, and his exceptional team at Melbar Entertainment, the plays are captured using 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a sensational high-definition, surround-sound experience remaining faithful to the stage version of the production.

Macbeth

Macbeth

"A thrilling terror"
- Globe and Mail

“A bold and brutal take on the Scottish King's tragic tale”
- Toronto Star

“A brilliant, terrifying show” that leaves people "gasping in the dark"
-Chicago Tribune

Stratford Festival presents Antoni Cimolino’s chilling production of Macbeth. Starring Ian Lake in “a galvanizing performance as an unusually young and sexually magnetic Macbeth” (New York Times) and Krystin Pellerin as “a standout Lady Macbeth … at once adorable yet devious” (Postmedia), this is a production that will haunt your dreams and leave you tingling.

All hail Macbeth! Join us in cinemas nationwide and watch Macbeth claw his way to power in the stark world of the 11th century. Returning from victory on the battlefield where they have helped crush a rebellion against King Duncan of Scotland, the warriors Macbeth and Banquo are accosted by three mysterious women. These weird sisters greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor – a title belonging to one of the vanquished rebels – and predict he will subsequently become king. When Duncan quickly rewards Macbeth with the executed Cawdor’s title, Macbeth – with the encouragement of his ambitious wife – begins to contemplate fulfilling the second part of the sisters’ prophecy by taking his destiny into his own murderous hands.

 

Show Times
Sat, Mar 18 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Mar 21 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, Mar 28 7:30pm   Buy Tickets

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The C-Word

Love's Labour's Lost

"Sublime"
- Toronto Star

"Masterpiece"
- National Post

"The most vibrant production of the play I've ever seen"
- AM New York 

Bear witness as Shakespeare’s most poetic love story comes to vivid life in cinemas nationwide. Vowing to devote themselves to study, the King of Navarre and his courtiers Dumaine, Longaville and Berowne swear off the company of women for three years. But no sooner is their oath taken than it is put to the test when four attractive young women – the Princess of France and her companions Katharine, Maria and Rosaline – arrive on a diplomatic mission. Meanwhile, an eccentric Spanish nobleman, Don Armado, has become infatuated with a country wench, Jaquenetta. In the ensuing flurry of mix-ups and masquerades, it becomes clear that not all of life’s lessons can be learned from books.

Helmed by Tony and Olivier award-winning director John Caird. A coming-of-age story unlike any other, Love’s Labour’s Lost dwells sweetly on the naiveté of youth while leading its protagonists to understand the true meaning – and cost – of love. Starring Ruby Joy, Mike Shara, Sarah Afful, Juan Chioran, Josue Laboucane, Tom Rooney and Sanjay Talwar, “it’s impossible to say who gives the most delicious performance in this comic feast” (Torontoist).

 

Show Times
Sun, April 30 1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Wed, May 3 7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Tue, May 9 7:30pm   Buy Tickets

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