Theatre Burlington is proud to announce our 2022-2023 season. Show dates and ticket information will be available shortly.
Educating Rita, by Willy Russell
The play follows the relationship between a 26-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year.
Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over- the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.
Hansel & Gretel, by Canadian playwright, Vic Hyde
Not part of the series but offered for the enjoyment for the young and young at heart to enjoy affordable family fun.
Our children’s production are designed for the little ones to experience live theatre in an up close, friendly theatre setting using colourful costumes, sets and lighting. The children usually sit up front on mats while caregivers use the regular chairs.
Children are invited to meet the actors and visit the set at the end of the performance.
My Old Lady, by Israel Horovitz
When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play.
Remember, Maggy?, by Canadian playwrights, Matt Murray and Carol Anne Murray
“Remember, Maggy?” follows two polar opposite sisters in their 40’s and the journey of their complex and often hilarious relationship over the span of five years.
Kate, a widowed housewife and Maggy, a pill-popping/alcoholic actress, battle to stay connected while dealing with the progression of their sharp-tongued Irish mother’s Alzheimer’s; together with a family secret which, if revealed, threatens to destroy their already fragile relationship.