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on -m® STAGE F w JUDITH FISHER Queen's University At press time, I hadn't yet received information from most regional theatres about their 1995-96 seasons; so, unfortunately, I cannot give you much news about what might be happening between September and January. And, alas, except for Shaw Festival's offerings here in Canada, there seems to be very little Victorian drama in production this summer. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Importance ofBeing Earnest by Oscar Wilde Vancouver Playhouse· 27 November - 23 December, 1995 · This co-production with Theatre Calgary (look out for it in Alberta) reunites many of the cast members from the Playhouse's successful production of Charley's Aunt. Susan Cox will direct Dr. Jekyll <£ Mr. Hyde - A Love Story adapted by James Nichol Vancouver Playhouse· 29 April - 25 May, 1996 · This new Canadian adaptation of Roben Louis Stevenson's classic tale will be co-produced by four major regional theatres: the Playhouse, Theatre Calgary, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Canadian Stage Company in Ontario. So watch for this production earlier in the seasons of the other three theatres. Neil Munro will direct LONDON, ONTARIO: Dracula dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston The Grand Theatre· 5 December - 23 December, 1995 · Based on Bram Stoker's novel, this production will be new Artistic Director, Michael Shamata's Christmas family offering. SHAW FESTIVAL, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE: The Shaw Festival will mail its handbook and brochure on request Please phone 1-800-267-4759. You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw Festival Theatre· 19 April - 29 October, 1995 · An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde Court House Theatre· 24 June - 24 September, 1995 · 108Victorian Review The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw Court House Theatre· 18 June - 24 September, 1995 · Waste by Harley Granville Barker Court House Theatre· 27 July - 23 September, 1995 · The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan and Bolton Rowe Royal George Theatre· 10 May - 29 October, 1995 · The Six ofCalais by George Bernard Shaw Royal George Theatre· 2 August - 3 September, 1995 · STRATFORD FESTIVAL, ONTARIO: The Gondoliers by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Festival Theatre· 16 May - 28 October, 1995 · Official opening is June 1. Both Douglas Chamberlain and Erik Donlrin will be repeating their 1983 roles of Duchess and Duke of Plaza-Toro. Brian Macdonald will direct and choreograph. LONDON, ENGLAND: Oliver! by Lionel Bart London Palladium· continuing · Jonathan Pryce stars as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Bait's musical version of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. If you're in London, don't forget to check listings for Fringe theatres where you can often find a production of an adaptation of a Victorian novel if not a Victorian drama. In March, for instance, a new version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre was playing at the Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex and an adaptation of George Eliot's Adam Bede by Geoffrey Beevers was playing at the DOC Theatre QubinNW5. NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw The Pearl Theatre Company· 2 April - end of season · at 80 St Mark's Place The Heiress adapted by Ruth and Augustus Goetz Cort - 138 West 48th Street· opened 20 March · Revival of the 1947 adaptation of Henry James' "Washington Square" directed by Gerald Gutierrez. ...


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