Shakespeare is coming to Sidney in a dramatic way. Five shows, two different plays, one weekend, and a spectacular setting. You don’t want to miss out!
This September, become immersed in the Bard on Beacon, The crowd will settle in on the lawn in front of the Beacon Pavilion for Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea. This is a new event for the town with just five performances in 2013.
This year’s offerings are ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet‘
“O Romeo, O Romeo, where can I see you again?”
Join us for The Bard on Beacon!
With the ocean to one side, a bright sky above and culture in front of you, the experience will be one to remember. See Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, updated to modern dress, while still maintaining its original language. Fairies will fly, battles will be had, and tragedy and romance will capture your attention when you spend a night under the sky, entertained by Victoria Shakespeare by the Sea and Discovery Dance Theatre’s performers.
There will be five performances for you to choose from:
Friday September 6th at 7:30PM – Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will be performed. This is the only performance scheduled to be at the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre.
Saturday September 7th, there will be performances at 2PM and 7PM outside in Beacon Park of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Sunday September 8th , there will be performances at 2PM and 7PM in Beacon Park of ‘Romeo & Juliet’.
* Tickets can be purchased from the Mary Winspear Box Office 250 656 0275 for $25.
Seating at all events is on a first come, first served basis (festival seating). Limited parking is available on the side streets of Sidney.
Come early and enjoy Sidney!
Performances scheduled outside may be moved to the Mary Winspear Centre due to weather conditions. All performances are ticketed with proceeds supporting the Victoria Shakespeare by the Sea and Discovery Dance Theatre.
The Bard on Beacon is presented by TIDES – The Island’s Destination & Event Service and Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea and Discovery Dance Theatre. For ticket information, please call the Mary Winspear Centre at 250-656-0275 . For event information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Terry Melville says
What a fine performance by this cast. The air was chilly but the whole atmosphere was warm and I wish there had been more young people there to enjoy this familiar tale told in a new way. Perhaps the local drama class could be encouraged to attend to see what can be done. The message of how sad many family relations look after a tragedy has occured is one we all need to relearn. Bravo.
Steve Duck says
Thanks Terry for your thoughts. We did invite the three Peninsula high schools offering complimentary tickets for any students who wished to come. Students from Parklands did attend the performances. It was likely too early in the year for the schools to take full advantage of this opportunity. We will continue to encourage them to come to future theatre projects. We’re glad you enjoyed the modern presentation of Romeo & Juliet.