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Queen Goneril
Erin Shields
On Stage August 25 to October 2
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Queen Goneril

Lear’s daughter in a man’s world.

Set in the world of Shakespeare's legendary play King Lear, Queen Goneril is seen through the eyes of his three daughters fighting a patriarchal system at odds with their aspirations. In Goneril, Regan and Cordelia we find a natural-born leader, a boundary pusher and a reluctant peacekeeper trying to survive and find their voices in their father’s kingdom. But how can they 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.

Community Conversations: Current Adaptations

September 10, 2022

Addressing the question of how to bridge the old and the new, this conversation invites theatre professionals to engage in dialogue around how classic texts are being re-imagined and adapted for a contemporary audience.

Tickets for the performance on September 10 include this Community Conversation.
Community Conversations supported by TD Ready Commitment 


Soulpepper and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts have been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  This international symbol is designed to allow travellers to recognize companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene safety measures that ensure patron experiences are safe. 
  • Face Masks: Patrons and staff will be required to wear masks at all times. 
  • 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.

Audience Enrichment & Accessibility

Relaxed Performance - September 18 (1:30PM)


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