The Shaw Festival, which runs yearly in Niagara-on-the-Lake, is a hotspot for top-tier theatrical productions. Although the festival is named in honour of Bernard Shaw and is often headlined mostly with re-imaginings and new tours of his works, not every play on offer is a Shaw original.
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The Shaw Festival brings theatre-goers into Niagara-on-the-Lake from all across the peninsula and stands as one of Southern Ontario’s most iconic celebrations of theatre culture.
Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular works and has been adapted multiple times for the stage. It is the story of unkempt, uncouth flower-seller Eliza Doolittle whose life changes when she meets Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics.
A light-hearted look at the world of theatre, Light up the Sky explores the chaos that takes place before and after the premier of a new play. An interesting mix of theatre folk gather in a suite at Boston’s Ritz Carlton before their new show’s opening night.