16 November 2010
The Stratford Festival has announced even more great casting. In addition to the awesome that is Roberta Maxwell returning to the festival to play The Duchess of York in Richard III, the most exciting news comes from Camelot of all places.
The 1997 production of Camelot was one of the first things I ever saw at the festival and to this day holds a special place in my heart. Today it was announced that Dan Chameroy will be returning to the production, this time in the role of Sir Dinadan. That ’97 Camelot was when I first fell in love with Chameroy (who’s been a favourite ever since), it was his festival debut, he played Lancelot. To see him back on the festival stage in the same show will be a nostalgic thrill.
That ’97 production also marked the beginning of my great affection for Michael Therriault. A favourite of mine for years now, Therriault played Mordred way back then and I still remember his blue hair in perfect detail. This season, the role will be tackled by Mike Nadajewski, a company member who’s been a highlight of the musical company for 2 seasons now (and made a lovely turn as Amiens in this season’s As You Like It).
Promising, wonderful, nostalgic news indeed.