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“A Play's the Thing!”

Shaw Festival Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. One of the world’s finest theatre companies, the Shaw Festival is celebrated for its vivid and exhilarating productions of plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950), and plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime. Join us for a compelling theatre experience with plays in four theatres from April to October in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Located between Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY, near Niagara.
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Shaw is always a good time. The theatres are lovely and there is usually a great selection to choose from. 2013 we saw Lady Windermere's Fan and Guys and Dolls. Would recommend both. Am a big Wilde fan so Windermere was particularly exciting for me.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The dancing and acting was superb--the singing wasn't half bad either! It was well worth the extra cost of the tickets.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This production of the Oscar Wilde play was outstanding. Beautiful set and costumes, and fabulous acting, especially Marla McLean as Lady W, and Tara Rosling as Mrs Erlynne.

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We love this theatre and the show was fun.
View from seats was great and theatre acoustics are good
We had rented hearing devices but did not need them

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

we went to see Lady Windermere's Fan and it was an enjoyable afternoon production. Although there were many people, we like the Shaw because it doesn't feel as crowded to us as Stratford. A few years ago we also did a backstage tour which was fun.

Thank Kai-HT
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