Tickets will go on sale to Stratford Festival members only on Nov. 15. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Jan. 8, 2016. Precise production dates are to be announced, but the Stratford season runs April through October.
Set in Elizabethan London, the play imagines the personal romantic circumstances under which William Shakespeare might have written Romeo and Juliet.
Following its July 23, 2014, opening in the West End, the stage adaptation was embraced by London critics (read the reviews here). It closed in April.
View highlights of the London production below:
Producers Sonia Friedman and Disney Theatrical Productions were reported in August 2014 by The New York Post as hoping for a Broadway transfer, although no plans have been announced. The Stratford transfer is being presented by "special arrangement" with Friedman and Disney.
Here's how it's billed: "In this imagined biography, young Will Shakespeare, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, finds inspiration in the guise of passionate noblewoman Viola, who moves him to write the greatest love story of all time. Art mirrors life – and vice versa – as love blossoms for the Bard amid a hilarious riot of chaos, confusion and backstage theatrics."
The 2016 Stratford season also will include revivals of the musicals A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music. The latter will be directed by Gary Griffin.