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Queen Goneril
Erin Shields
On Stage August 25 to October 2

Queen Goneril

Lear’s daughter in a man’s world.

Set seven years before King Lear, Queen Goneril finds Lear's three daughters trying to find their voices while fighting a patriarchal system at odds with their aspirations. In Goneril we find a natural born leader. In Regan a boundary pusher, and in Cordelia a reluctant peacekeeper. How can they find their voices when no one is listening? Queen Goneril brings the background into focus, and a previously deafening silence to an irresistible crescendo.

World Premiere

This production is running in repertory with King Lear.

Delicious plot twists

- The Globe and Mail

It is intense theatre enriched by a stunning production directed expertly by Weyni Mengesha

- The Hamilton Spectator

Exhilarating, inspiring and crushing

- SesayArts Magazine

Majestic, passionate production

- Istvan Dugalin

Filled with a biting humour and even bitterer truths 

- My Gay Toronto

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  • Face Masks: We highly recommend patrons wear a face mask while in the theatre but patrons are no longer be required to wear a protective face mask to attend a show at the Young Centre.
  • Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings. 
  • Physical Distancing: Patrons are encouraged to maintain a physical distance where possible.
  • Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly. 

Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. The City of Toronto's current Public Health regulations must be followed.


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