Brian Bedford, Brian Dennehy, Geraint Wyn Davies, et al. Set for Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2011 Season
The season will include two musicals: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot, directed by Gary Griffin and starring Geraint Wyn Davies as King Arthur; and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar, to be directed by McAnuff and feature Paul Nolan as Jesus and Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene.
Other Shakespearean productions will include The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Frank Galati and featuring Davies as Falstaff, Janet Wright as Mistress Quickly, and Tom Rooney as Ford; Richard III, which will be directed by Miles Potter and feature the gender-blind casting of Seana McKenna in the title role; and Titus Andronicus, with a director to be announced at a later date.
Other productions in the Stratford lineup will be Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, directed by Antoni Cimolino and featuring Kennedy as Rosasharn and Wright as Ma; Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's The Misanthrope, directed by and featuring Brian Bedford alongside Carlson in the title role; Michael Tremblay's Hosanna, to be directed by Weyni Mengesha; and John Mighton's The Little Years, to be directed by Chris Abraham.