Bard on the Beach has announced that as a result of record-breaking demand for its ‘60s-inspired romantic comedy As You Like It, the Festival’s 29th season will be extended by a week to allow for added performances.

The closing night for the Beatles-song-filled musical will now be on Friday, September 28, with four added performances in the extension week.

Says Artistic Director Christopher Gaze, “This season has been an unprecedented hit. We’re breaking all our attendance records, and all four of our plays have resonated with critics and patrons. But As You Like It is a unique phenomenon. Its audiences are cheering with enthusiasm and excitement and it’s become a huge favourite with people of all ages, and from dedicated Shakespeare fans to those who don’t know Shakespeare at all!”

Additional performances of As You Like It are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, September 25-28, at 7:30pm.

The Festival’s productions of Macbeth, also on the BMO Mainstage, and Lysistrata, on the Howard Family Stage, will both close on Thursday, September 13. Closing night for Timon of Athens, on the Howard Family Stage, will be Sunday, September 9.

Availability for some performances is very limited – check online or call the Bard Box office.

Last modified: August 13, 2018

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