The Royal Alexandra Theatre recently celebrated its centennial in 2007 & is a masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture. It is the centrepiece of Toronto theatre & is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD
Sept 13 – October 26, 2014
In 1788, Britain opened Australia’s first penal colony with 734 men, women and children—criminals—sent into exile “for our country’s good.” This brilliant historical drama tells the powerful, true story of a ragbag cast of those first convicts who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. As the barriers between captors and captives break down, they start to discover each other, both onstage and behind the scenes.
On the 25th anniversary of its Olivier Award-winning premiere, original, acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark brings us his new production of this great classic!
Shaw Festival’s Production of ARCADIA
Nov 4 – Dec 14, 2014
You are in for a dazzling Tom Stoppard tale of secrecy and intrigue that’s been hailed by critics as a masterpiece. It’s a mystery wrapped in a love story, wrapped in a scandal. In its unraveling, the play zigs and zags from mathematics to poetry, from sex to gardening! It’s a time and mind-bending roller-coaster ride that is also one of Stoppard’s funniest and most moving plays.
Over its history the Royal Alex has been home to over 3,000 productions including the recent hits, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Private Lives starring Kim Cattrell & Paul Gross, Rock of Ages & Dirty Dancing.