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Sitting in the seat of a long lost nurse or soldier....

Oh What a Lovely War! We saw this in preview two weeks ago, and are still reflecting on the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Dundas, Ontario.
Androcles and the Lion - Unexpected but a total hoot!

Didn't know the background story on this production of Shaw's play until reading the program. It... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Theatre is now closed and a sad loss to the Shaw festival experience. This was our,favourite venue it needed to be closed for safety and handicap reasons.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DaveLon
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Oh What a Lovely War! We saw this in preview two weeks ago, and are still reflecting on the tremendous ensemble performance presented by a fine and energetic cast. A complex effort was made to tie the First World War experience of Canadian citizens of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Terramarique
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Didn't know the background story on this production of Shaw's play until reading the program. It was the most interactive play with the audience that I have attended over many years of going to the Shaw Festival. The interaction and involvement with the audience throughout...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CBrown1992
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Earlier this season we saw Androcles and the Lion in the Courthouse Theatre, and while the play was enjoyable we did not care much for the venue. The Festival got started here in 1962, and I remember seeing my first festival performance here four years...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank operalover939
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Quite different than we were expecting, so much audience interaction and impromptu by the cast. The stage area is recessed with elevated seats on three sides, lots of stairs even after you get the elevator to the entry level. Good Show, we had a great...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Leta T
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Androcles and the Lion was a very good show in a very intimate theatre. It was a unique style show. It seemed very contemporary even though it was written decades ago. Audience involvement was a great aspect as well.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

When at a Shaw play when it is at the Court House Theatre, you feel like you are part of the play itself since you are so close to the actors. If you are lucky, you will get front row seats which actually puts you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I was hesitant because my husband and I are in our 60's -but the ticket agent convinced me- and I'm glad I listened to him! 55 minutes long and worth it. The actors- costumes- and storyline was excellent- very touching. I laughed and I cried....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mrscye
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I recently saw the play Androcles and the Lion at this theater. Its small and your right up close to the stage. You can feel that you’re a part of the play. This particular play encouraged audience participation in several ways. Such...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ralphrg
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were seated in the front row (not her preference) on the left side of the theatre (stage right) for a very different performance of Shaw's "Androcles and the Lion" and we immensely enjoyed a very unique and unexpected superb performance of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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