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ON ,ffiS QTAfTTSSr ^^JUDITHFISHER 0 * ^vJXL·^ ßween'i University It's festival time again. Stratford revealed its renovations of the Festival Theatre (which have met with mixed reviews) at the grand opening on June 2. The tradition of the "Su-atford shuffle" (the lights-down movement of all those who bought the cheap side seats to more central seats) might be missed, but Tm sure no-one will bemoan the loss ofthose awful sight-lines! And the Atlantic Theatre Festival, now in its third year,joins our Canadian line up this summer. BRITISH COLUMBIA: Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw Vancouver Playhouse· 9 February - 7 March 1998 · Directed by Glynis Leyshon, the Playhouse's new Artistic Director, in a coproduction with Edmonton's Citadel Theatre. ALBERTA: Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw Citadel Theatre, Edmonton See Vancouver Playhouse SHAW FESTIVAL, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO: The Shaw Festival will mail its handbook and brochure on request Telephone: (905) 468-2153 or 1-800-51 1-SHAW (7429); Fax: (905) 468-3804; and. bowing to the inevitable, the Festival can be found on the Internet at Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw Festival Theatre· Until 26 October · Directed by Tasdeusz Bradecki The Seagull by Anton Chekhov; translated by David French Festival Theatre· 20 June - 26 October · The Good King Charles' Golden Days by George Bernard Shaw Court House Theatre· 1 July - 27 September · Directed by Allen Macinnis The Chocolate Soldier Music: Oscar Straus Royal George Theatre· Until 26 October · Directed by David Latham, based on Shaw's Arms and the Man 140Victorian Review STRATFORD FESTIVAL, ONTARIO: The Stratford Festival will mail its brochure, which includes die Visitor's Guide, on request To order, telephone: (519) 273-1600 or 1-800-567-1600; Fax: (519) 273-6173. Little Women Avon Theatre· 20 May - 8 November · Adapted by Marisha Chamberlain from Louisa May Alcott's novel. ATLANTIC THEATRE FESTIVAL, WOLFVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA: For information telephone: (902) 542-1515; fax: (902) 542-1526. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen· 2 August - 7 September · Directed by Michael Langham and Helen Bums. NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: The Toronto musical production of Jane Eyre is due to open on Broadway in October 1997; die tiieatre has not yet been confirmed. Jekyll and Hyde Plymouth Theatre, Broadway· Opened 28 April · A musical thriller; music by Frank Wildhom; book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; directed by Robin Phillips. ENGLAND: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Booking information: Telephone: (01144) 1789-295-623: London (01144) 171-683-8891. Linie Eyolf by Henrik Ibsen Swan Theatre· Until 23 August · Directed by Adrian Noble. LONDON, ENGLAND: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov The Old Vic· Booking to 17 August · On Stage141 Oliver by Lionel Bart London Palladium· current · Cameron Mackintosh's production of Bart's musical version of Charles Dickens's Oliver Tyfot, with "Dame Edna" as Fagin. The Seagull by Anton Chekhov Donmar Warehouse· 14 August - 6 September · This production by die English Touring Theatre stars Cheryl Campbell. Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde Theatre Royal, Haymarket· Booking to 28 June · Produced by Bill Kenright whose production of The Doll's House won a Tony on Broadway diis year. The Wood Demon by Anton Chekhov The Playhouse· Opens 18 June · Adapted by Frank Dwyer and Nicholas Saunders; directed by Anthony Clark. Dorian Grey Arts Theatre· 23 September - 1 November · A musical version of Oscar Wilde's novel by David Reeves. Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw Almeida Theatre, Islington· 3 September - 11 October · This Fringe theatre production is directed by David Hare, and stars Emma Fielding, Richard Griffiths, Patricia Hodge, Malcolm Sinclair, and Penelope Wilton SCOTLAND: EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Booking information: Telephone: (from Canada 01144) 131-225-5756; Fax: 0131-225-1173. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov· 29 August - 31 August · Produced by Salzburg Festival (Austria) PITLOCHRY FESTIVAL: Mrs. Warren's Profession by G.B.Shaw· Until 1 1 October · 142Victorian Review FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON, AVIGNON, FRANCE: Un mois à la campagne by Ivan Tourgueniev · 1 1 July - 22 August · Actual dates of diis production not specified. FINLAND: TAMPERE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov Kom Theatre· 12...


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