Gary Griffin, Warren Carlyle, Brent Carver, Geraint Wyn Davies Craft Camelot, Opening May 31 in Canada

News   Gary Griffin, Warren Carlyle, Brent Carver, Geraint Wyn Davies Craft Camelot, Opening May 31 in Canada Director Gary Griffin's new production of the King Arthur-inspired musical Camelot opens May 31 following previews from April 16 at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's flagship Festival Theatre in Ontario. The love triangle of Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot is Geraint Wyn Davies, Kaylee Harwood and Jonathan Wisby, respectively.

Geraint Wyn Davies and Kaylee Harwood
Geraint Wyn Davies and Kaylee Harwood Photo by David Hou

Griffin directed Broadway's The Color Purple and Stratford's 2009 West Side Story and 2010 Evita.

The  romantic-fantasy musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe also features Tony Award winner Brent Carver as Merlyn and Pellinore, Lucy Peacock as Morgan le Fey, Monique Lund as Nimue and Lady Anne, Jimmy Mallett as Tom of Warwick, Mike Nadajewski as Mordred, Aaron Walpole as Sir Lionel, Sandy Winsby as Sir Sagramore, Dan Chameroy as Sir Dinadan and Bruce Dow as Squire Dap.

The production boasts "a classic medieval design with a Celtic-inspired set creating the mythical kingdom of Camelot," according to production notes. A 26-piece orchestra sweetens the experience, based on the novel "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White.

The artistic team features Warren Carlyle (Broadway's Finian's Rainbow), a British choreographer making his Stratford debut, and musical director Rick Fox.

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2011 season in rep on four stages runs to Oct. 30, featuring The Merry Wives of Windsor; Twelfth Night; The Misanthrope; Jesus Christ Superstar; The Grapes of Wrath; The Homecoming; Richard III; Titus Andronicus; Shakespeare's Will; The Little Years; and Hosanna.

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