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Bard on the Beach is bringing Macbeth back to the stage this summer

DH Vancouver Staff May 04, 2018 2:24 pm 2,166

Get ready to see the festival’s familiar tents dotting Vanier Park as Bard on the Beach returns to Vancouver for its 29th year, running from June 17 to September 13.

This year, Bard on the Beach will open with one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and most popular tragedies, Macbeth. 

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This production of Macbeth will be directed by Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) Artistic Director Chris Abraham in his directorial debut at Bard on the Beach.

Celebrated Canadian actors will also take part in this year’s production. Ben Carlson will star as Macbeth and Moya O’Connell will play Lady Macbeth.

Other plays to be featured for the 2018 season include As You Like It, Timon of Athens, and Lysistrata.

Some dates to note for this year’s festival:

  • Opening night: Sunday, June 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Talkback Tuesdays: July 3July 31August 7 and August 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Wine Wednesdays: July 11 at 7:30 pm and September 5 at 7:30 pm
  • Closing Night: Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm

Ticket prices for all regular play performances start at $24.  The full performance schedule, site information, and play and special events details are on the Bard website at To book tickets, order online through the Bard website or call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559or (toll-free) 1-877-739-0559.

Bard on the Beach 2017

When: June 17 to September 13, 2018

Where: Vanier Park – 1000 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

Tickets: Tickets start at $24. Click here to purchase.

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