Miss Shakespeare

Book and Lyrics by Tracey Power, Music co-written with Steve Charles

Miss Shakespeare is a story inspired by the Bard’s daughter, whose own creative aspirations come alive as she leads a group of women in something secret, subversive, and illegal: the staging of a play.

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The mad mind of Judith Shakespeare explodes in this sensational musical, which garnered a 2016 Jessie RichardsonTheatre Award for “Outstanding Production”. It’s the 1600’s and women are banned from the stage, but the suppressed female mind is finding it difficult to stay…well, suppressed. Behind the dingy walls of The Cage Tavern, six women explore the seductive power of the theatre. With a musical score influenced by underground European Cabaret, the women embrace their creativity, their voice, and their freedom. However, the law is not on their side, and if these artists are to truly have a voice, they must find the courage to get beyond the walls and in front of an audience.


Miss Shakespeare features Susinn McFarlen (Vanya, Sonya, Masha & Spike) as Quiney, Caroline Cave (Story of a Girl) as Susanna, Meaghan Chenosky (Best Laid Plans) as Judith, Erin Moon (Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion) as Margaret, Medina Hahn (off-Broadway/Canadian tour of Any Night) as Katherine, Pippa Mackie (The Valley) as Hanna, and Tracey Power (Chelsea Hotel: The Songs ofLeonard Cohen) as Isabel.


“With humour and heart, Miss Shakespeare imagines an underground world of women who broke the rules, first quietly and then brazenly, changing the landscape forever”

– Vancouver Sun

“This is smart, funny stuff!”

– Jo Ledingham

“Things are looking up for Canada’s contribution to the musical theatre genre”

– Vancouver Presents!

“Sexy brash Miss Shakespeare defines new age of Canadian musical theatre”

– Vancity Buzz

Credits for MissShakespeare

Book & lyrics by Tracey Power

Music co-written with Steve Charles

Directed by James MacDonald

Produced by The Firehall Arts Centre in association with Musical TheatreWorks

Featuring Susinn McFarlen, Caroline Cave, Meaghan Chenosky, Erin Moon, MedinaHahn, Pippa Mackie, & Tracey Power

Stage Management by Peter Jotkus

Set & Lighting Design by Cory Sincennes

Costume Design by Barbara Clayden

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