Posted On July 30, 2014 By In Features With 1216 Views

Bard @ Beacon: Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespeare returns to Sidney, with performances of Macbeth and Comedy of Errors alternating Thursday through Sunday, in Beacon Park, for six performances between September 4th and 7th.

On the lawns in Beacon Park, audiences will enjoy the second season of Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea as two outstanding plays come to life on the Pavilion stage. While Robert Light’s Macbeth will be presented in traditional garb, director Geoff Davidson has reset Comedy of Errors in the late 20th century.

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. Witches will fly, battles will be had, and tragedy and comedy will capture your attention beneath the sky, entertained by Vancouver Island Shakespeare by the Sea performers.

There will be six performances for you to choose from: September 4th at 7 p.m., A Comedy of Errors; September 5th at 7 p.m., Macbeth; September 6th, 2 and 7 p.m., A Comedy of Errors; September 8th, 2 and 7 p.m., Macbeth.

All tickets are $25 and can be purchased at or by calling 250-999-2997. Seating at all events is on a first come, first served basis (festival seating). Limited parking is available on the side streets of Sidney. Performances every night rain or shine.

PLUS a FREE acting school! Children … Wherefore are thou? The Stratford School comes to the Bard @ Beacon! On September 8th and 9th, Sidney’s Shakespeare by the Sea festival will offer FREE acting classes for children ages six to 18 years old. Each day from 9 a.m. to noon, the director and members of the cast will be available to provide acting lessons at no cost to any child who wishes to attend. This new feature of the Bard @ Beacon is to assist and promote cultural development and opportunity in the community. Come on down kids! Take to the stage with your best Shakespearean style! Parents and guardians are welcome to attend and participate too.

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