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Henry VIII at Stratford Festival

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5/7/2019 - 10/12/2019

Theatre

Stratford Festival


99 Downie Sreet, Stratford, ON
Stratford,ON N5A 1X2



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In Henry VIII, the Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Ann Boleyn, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gor­geous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannonfire, red satin and cloth-of-gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

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Martha Henry Passes Away at 83, Days After Closing Performance of THREE TALL WOMEN
October 21, 2021

The Stratford Festival is overcome with grief at the death of Martha Henry, just 12 days after her final tour-de-force performance in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. The grief of her colleagues is matched only by their gratitude for her unparalleled contributions to Canadian theatre.

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards
December 23, 2019

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December 19th Update: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Royal Alexandra Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Toronto Awards Voting
December 19, 2019

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December 16, 2019

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December 09, 2019

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December 02, 2019

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November 25, 2019

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Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season
October 17, 2019

With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season.

Stratford Festival's BILLY ELLIOT Extends To Nov. 24
October 09, 2019

The Stratford Festival's season will now stretch to November 24, with a three-week extension of Billy Elliot the Musical, which has been packing houses since it opened in the spring.

Stratford Festival 2020 Announces 15 Plays, A New Theatre, and More
August 13, 2019

Colm Feore will utter the first words on the Stratford Festival's newest stage, an echo of the inaugural performance in 1953, when Alec Guinness's opening speech in Richard III anticipated the a?oeglorious summera?? that was to come for Stratford. Feore, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor, is just one of a diverse company of accomplished actors who will present a repertory season of 15 productions in four remarkable theatres.

THE CRUCIBLE Begins Previews On Stage at Stratford's Avon Theatre
August 01, 2019

 Previews begin today for The Crucible, Arthur Miller's haunting dramatization of the Salem witch trials. Directed by Festival veteran Jonathan Goad, the production opens on Friday, August 16, at the Avon Theatre, marking the 12th and final production in the Festival's 67th season, which runs until November 10.


Stratford Festival Frequently Asked Questions

What shows are coming up next at Stratford Festival
The Merry Wives of Windsor (5/11-10/26)
The Neverending Story (5/16-11/3)
Mother's Daughter (5/18-10/13)
Nathan the Wise (5/25-10/11)
The Crucible (7/22-11/17)
The Front Page (7/30-10/25)
Birds of a Kind (7/30-10/13)
Three Tall Women (6/1-10/18)
Wolf Hall (7/27-11/15)
Twelfth Night (10/22-10/22)
The Stratford Festival Ghost Tours Halloween Binge, with host Roy Lewis. (10/29-10/29)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (11/5-11/5)
Elizabeth Rex (11/19-11/19)
The Early Modern Cooking Show U.S. Thanksgiving Binge (11/26-11/26)
The Tempest (12/3-12/3)
Caesar and Cleopatra (12/10-12/10)
Romeo and Juliet (12/12-12/12)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (1/21-1/21)
Othello (2/4-2/4)
The Taming of the Shrew (3/4-3/4)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (6/22-7/25)
Why We Tell the Story (6/24-7/11)
The Rez Sisters (7/13-8/15)
You Can’t Stop the Beat (7/15-7/31)
Play On! (7/29-8/15)
I Am William (8/4-9/5)
R + J (8/12-9/26)
Freedom (8/19-9/5)
Serving Elizabeth (8/24-9/26)
Serving Elizabeth (8/28-9/26)
Finally There’s Sun (9/9-9/26)
The African Company Presents Richard III (8/4-8/4)

Where is Stratford Festival located?
Stratford Festival is at 99 Downie Sreet, Stratford, ON , Stratford, ON.

What shows have played recently at Stratford Festival
Othello (5/3/2019-10/27/2019)
Little Shop of Horrors (4/29/2019-11/2/2019)
Private Lives (4/24/2019-10/26/2019)
Billy Elliot (4/16/2019-11/3/2019)
Carousel (5/5/2015-10/23/2015)
The Sound of Music (5/5/2015-11/8/2015)
Jesus Christ Superstar (11/18/2011-1/1/2012)
Jesus Christ Superstar (5/2/2011-11/6/2011)

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