The 2024 Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival will return to Vanier Park from June 11 to September 28, 2024. The 2024 season will include four dynamic productions including Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors and Measure for Measure.

“We’re very excited to announce our 2024 Season,” said Christopher Gaze, Bard Founding Artistic Director.

“With comedy, music, romance, and drama, there’s something for everyone, whether they’re a committed Shakespeare fan or have never been to the theatre before. We’re so thrilled to work with some of Canada’s finest theatre creators to present a unique and diverse Season that will make you laugh, make you think, and move you deeply – all in equal parts.”

On the BMO Mainstage, director Diana Donnelly celebrates the topsy-turvy world of Twelfth Night, packed with romance and laughs, adventure and self-discovery, set to original music by a beloved Vancouver singer-songwriter. 

It will play inrepertory with Shakespeare’s classic tale of vengeance, love, and loss, Hamlet, adapted and directed by Stephen Drover. 

On the Howard Family Stage, two productions will play in repertory: The Comedy of Errors, directed by Rebecca Northan, who conceived and directed this year’s smash-hit Goblin:Macbeth, and an irreverent, footloose Measure for Measure, adapted and directed by Governor General’s Award nominee Jivesh Parasram.

Last modified: September 26, 2023

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