Our patrons are our best critics! We’re half way through the 2019 Season and here’s what they’ve had to say so far about The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, and All’s Well That Ends Well!

Photo by Kristin Szilvassy

“Lots of fun little parts of the production. Talked about it all the way home!” – Cathy (The Taming of the Shrew)

“[Bard on the Beach’s] staging of The Taming of the Shrew was outstanding. Petruchio is surely one of the most challenging roles in Shakespeare, and Andrew McNee does a virtuoso job.” – Robert (The Taming of the Shrew)

The Company of The Taming of the Shrew | Photo: Tim Matheson

The Company of The Taming of the Shrew | Photo: Tim Matheson

“It was brilliant. I’ve seen The Taming of the Shrew four times, twice at Shakespeare’s Globe, and this was the best I’ve ever seen” – Anonymous (The Taming of the Shrew)

“My first experience of [Bard on the Beach] last night with a western version of The Taming of the Shrew was incredible! It’s settled: I’m coming back.” – Sarah (The Taming of the Shrew)

The Taming of the Shrew was fabulous! Go see it if you can, you’ll be in stitches by the end of it.” – Melissa (The Taming of the Shrew)

Jennifer Lines & Andrew McNee | Photo: Tim Matheson

The Company of The Taming of the Shrew | Photo: Tim Matheson

Shakespeare in Love was amazing. We had incredible seats. Outstanding cast and cute dog.” – Destiny (Shakespeare in Love)

“This presentation brings passion and absolute joy to the story! And what can we say about the sweet puppy?” – Nancy (Shakespeare in Love)

Charlie Gallant & Austin Eckert | Photo: Tim Matheson

The Shakespeare in Love Company | Photo: Tim Matheson

“An inspiring and moving performance. The transition from film to stage was seamless, the acting impeccable, the costumes stunning. Did I mention I really enjoyed it?” – Robert (Shakespeare in Love)

“[Bard on the Beach] really outdid themselves this year! Shakespeare in Love was phenomenal. Best of the 14 shows I’ve had the privilege of seeing over the years! Shout-outs to Ghazal Azarbad and Charlie Gallant for the laughs, the tears, and the memorable evening.” – Camden (Shakespeare in Love)

Anton Lipovetsky & Susinn McFarlen | Photo: Tim Matheson

Ghazal Azarbad & Charlie Gallant | Photo: Tim Matheson

“We had a great evening at [Bard on the Beach]! The actors were incredible and I was really impressed with the costumes. I highly recommend the play in you’re in the Vancouver area this summer.” – Lindsay (Shakespeare in Love)

“Beautiful time at Bard on the Beach last night. The cast of All’s Well That Ends Well is amazing. This institution is a cultural gem in Vancouver.” – Lisa (All’s Well That Ends Well)

Lucia Frangione & Edmund Stapleton | Photo: Tim Matheson

Sarena Parmar & Bernard Cuffling | Photo: Tim Matheson

“Saw All’s Well That Ends Well at [Bard on the Beach] in Vancouver this past week. I was inspired by their inclusiveness and creativity. Set in India, it was a wonderful examination of identity through Shakespeare.” – Shaila (All’s Well That Ends Well)

“Wow. [Bard on the Beach] thank you. Just saw All’s Well That Ends Well and I absolutely loved it… Gorgeous set and lighting design, beautiful staging and performances, really interesting added layer setting it in India at the tail-end of British occupation (and cusp of Indian independence), and lovely moments of levity, dance, tenderness, and conflict. The use of Hindi and [Punjabi], the subtle mannerisms, the music, the costumes and setting transported us – really bringing the world to life.” – Anonymous (All’s Well That Ends Well)

Nathan Kay & Jeff Gladstone | Photo: Tim Matheson

Sarena Parmar & Veenesh Dubois | Photo: Tim Matheson

“Wow, what an amazing production. One of the best plays I have seen in my over 35 years of attending plays. I have been fortunate enough to have attended over 50 plays and so I have much to compare to.” – Cynda (All’s Well That Ends Well)

Thank you to all our patrons who share their thoughts with us on social! We love hearing what you have to say. Keep it up and don’t forget to #bard2019 so we see your posts!

Note: this blog will be updated again once Coriolanus is on stage (August 21-September 15), so check back for more next month! 

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