Bard on the Beach announces 2024 season productions

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      The Bard will be back on the beach for a 35th year. 

      Bard on the Beach’s 2023 season might not be over quite yet (catch As You Like It, Goblin: MacBeth, Henry V, and Julius Caesar until September 30), but the metaphorical stage has already been set for the 2024 season.

      The enduring Shakespeare festival has announced the lineup for its 35th season, which will run from June 11 to September 28, 2024. 

      The BMO Mainstage will see productions of Twelfth Night: a romcom featuring music, fights, pranks, and miracles; and Hamlet: the iconic story of a young Danish prince mourning the death of a father. The two plays will run in repertory throughout the season.

      On the Howard Family Stage, also running in repertory, will be The Comedy of Errors: a story of two sets of identical twins with comedy to die for; as well as Measure for Measure: set in the city of Verona and set off by a Footloose-esque ban on pre-marital dancing. 

      “We’re very excited to announce this season. 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,” says Christopher Gaze, Bard founding artistic director, in a statement. “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.”

      Those interested in checking all four shows that the 35th season has to offer will be able to save some cash with the 2024 Season Pack, which starts at $204 for early-bird purchases. More details can be found at the Bard on the Beach’s website.