Go back to a simpler time, when you could escape harsh realities through a world of magic, during the Stratford Festival’s presentation of The Neverending Story. When you visit the Avon Theatre, from May 16 to November 3 (opening June 15) 2019, to watch as a young boy navigates the battle between the good and the Nothing, you’ll remember exactly what it felt like when you first experienced your favourite childhood stories.
A Family-Friendly Favourite at The Stratford Festival
Watch as ten-year-old Bastian embarks on an awe-inspiring adventure to the realm of Fantastica, in an attempt to avoid the bullies at his school during this fantastic rendition of one of the best-loved stories of all time. The Stratford Festival’s cast and creative team, which includes director Jillian Keiley, thoughtfully recreate the setting and sentiments of this wonderful tale.
The staging, costumes and special effects bring Bastian’s misadventures to life and put the world of Fantastica at your fingertips. So, you and your loved ones can sit back, enjoy and travel together to a land perhaps not-so-far-away.
Jake Runeckles, who plays Bastian, exudes energy, talent and a sophisticated acting style well beyond his years. Not to mention the ways that his supporting cast bolsters his onstage presence. Throughout the play, you will be at the edge of your seat and when the curtain closes, on your feet to applaud their collaborative charisma.
Find Yourself in a World of Fantasy Within the Heart of Southwestern Ontario
Feel inspired by Bastian’s courage and the power of the book, as you create amazing memories with your family during the Stratford Festival. Until you see it, you won’t be able to imagine how the creative minds behind this project have been able to extend The Neverending Story’s narrative beyond its pages into a real-life fantasy.
Stay in Stratford to Indulge in Magic for a Little Longer
Instead of rushing home after witnessing the other-worldly wonder of this very special performance, book your stay at The Parlour Inn. That way, you’ll enjoy elegant accommodations just steps from the Avon Theatre, while also having access to our town’s favourite gastropub, The Parlour Steakhouse. Enjoy a great dinner and award-winning VQA wines before heading out for an evening of pure imagination.
We look forward to helping you escape from the hustle and bustle of the work week and to adding more than a little magic to your Stratford Getaway.
Purchase your tickets to The Neverending Story today.
Dates: May 16 – November 3, 2019
Theatre: Avon Theatre, 99 Downie Street, Stratford, ON
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*Feature image courtesy of The Stratford Festival