Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)

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In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure... See full summary »

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 Geoffrey Tennant (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Ellen Fanshaw (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
Stephen Ouimette ...
 Oliver Welles (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
Susan Coyne ...
 Anna Conroy (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Darren Nichols (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Richard Smith-Jones (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
Oliver Dennis ...
 Jerry (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
Graham Harley ...
 Cyril (17 episodes, 2003-2006)
Michael Polley ...
 Frank (17 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Maria (17 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Brian (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Nahum (11 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Basil (9 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Sloan (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
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In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the artistic directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the festival back from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless leading man, and a scheming general manager, he manages to stage a remarkable production of Hamlet -- the play that drove him mad. Written by The Movie Network - Synopsis

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The character of Jack Crew may have been inspired by Keanu Reeves. Like Reeves, Jack is portrayed as an action film star with dark, handsome good looks but a reputation for being wooden on-screen. In 1995 Reeves portrayed the title role of Hamlet in Canadian theater and won rave reviews. See more »

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Anna Conroy: [holding Oliver's skull] It's not that heavy at all!
Geoffrey Tennant: It's much lighter without the ego.
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Simply well done
17 May 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I quite enjoyed watching 'Slings and Arrows' on TMN this past season, and must say - it was a delight to finally see something strikingly original and drop down funny on the telly. It was well received, by the audiences who knew of its existence, but lacked any sort of advertisement and flare that HBO shows get. It's been too long since something like this has been tried, and it sure as hell stacks up to the HBO shows any day. Paul Gross has finally shown he as as good an actor as he is a looker. The characters are thoughtfully developed and the plot line is kept alive by the fast-moving pace of this Stratford-like festival. A perfect score all the way.


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