Christopher Newton—actor, gardener, history buff and artistic director of Ontario’s Shaw Festival—sips tea at his kitchen table, telling a visitor about the human skeleton exhumed several years ago from the grounds of his cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a two-hour drive south of Toronto.By John Bemrose8 min
Lightning, they say, never hits the same spot twice. But late last month at Ontario’s Shaw Festival, it struck six times. Six new shows premièred to launch the festival’s new season, and every one of them is excellent. The odds against this happening, at any theatre festival, anywhere, are extraordinarily high.By John Bemrose7 min
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