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2019 SHOWCASE

Tuesday, May 28

The Palace Theatre

120min

Join us and Chris dela Torre, the host of Afternoon Drive on CBC London, as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Our performing companies will tread the boards to give you a 2 minute preview of what their show is going to be.

 

This event will SELL OUT so get your tickets *NOW*.

Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Wednesday, May 29 

Thursday, June 6

Melanie Gall Presents

Wolf Performance Hall

60min

Judy is remarkable, loved as Dorothy in ‘Wizard of Oz’.  But in the 1930s, Deanna was a greater star.  Adored by Roosevelt, Churchill, even Mussolini, she abandoned fame for a life of obscurity.  The true tale of the lifelong friendship – and rivalry – of two Hollywood icons. 

Self-Help Shelf

Wednesday, May 29 

Thursday, June 6

Awkward Cheese Co

Procunier Hall

45min

The opening words of bestselling self-help book, “The Millennial Mentor” awakens Maggie, an average bookstore employee to her inner thoughts. Transported into a dream world, she comes into contact with the book’s infamous author, Trish Carrison.

Road Trip With Secrets

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

FRiENDSHiP PRODUCTiONS

The Palace Theatre

60min

Two heart-warming, hilarious plays, connected by a central character, featuring an incredibly talented cast of nine. In Secrets, old Newfoundland friends reconnect and reminisce after 40 years apart and in Road Trip, (won several awards at LOAF 2018) a couple attempt to navigate around relationship pot holes while raising toddlers.

Edgar Allan

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

The Coldharts

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

Eleven-year-old Edgar Allan has only one goal: to be the most remarkable boy at English Boarding School. He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan. A dark musical comedy inspired by the youth and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

SpinS

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

janoah...anygoodjokes?

The Good Foundation Theatre

60min

A wildly dizzying whirl of juggling giggling magic and movement, puppetry pjs circus and socks … totally tangled together! A unicyclist careens on stage, suitcase in tow, unpacking a quirky world of clothes-pin towers, erratic toothbrushes and gargantuan grins. Objects swirl into chaotic creation in this solo circus show!

 

Pack Animals

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

Scantily Glad Theatre

McManus Studio

60min

Ever been to summer camp? Took a shit in the woods and wiped using pages from your guidebook?

 Speared the patriarchy on a hot dog stick and toasted it over a roaring fire?  JOIN US for an adventure through the untamed forest of sex, puppets, bushcraft...and campfire songs!

Into the Tango

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

PointeTango

Wolf Performance Hall

60min

Argentine tango and classical ballet combine to the music of tango's most famous orchestras, D'Arienzo, Canaro, and Troilo. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this journey "Into the Tango".

Knowing You

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

Scuba Diver Productions

The Good Foundation Theatre

60min

Knowing You is a new original play about four siblings, each with different mothers, meeting for the first time when visiting their deceased father’s house to settle his affairs. The show is a dramatic look at family, friendship, coming to terms with death, and what it means to know someone.

Say Nothing

Wednesday, May 29 

Thursday, June 6

Melissa Lang-Nichol

The Palace Theatre

60min

First time Director, Melissa Lang-Nichol, and special guest choreographers present “Say Nothing;” An exploration through movement of difficult topics. Join our cast of over eighty dancers as we push the boundaries of universal subterranean realities. Take part in the conversation as we express on-stage what is ordinarily suppressed off-stage.

Heroes

Wednesday, May 29 

Monday, June 3

Vintage Players

Procunier Hall

60min

"The 2006 Laurence Olivier Award For Best New Comedy", Tom Stoppard's adaptation is a warm hearted comedy starring the guy (s) who brought the award winning "Underneath The Lintel" "Whisper Into My Good Ear", and "The Fever" to past London Fringes. 

Carey-OK! : Timeless Timely Tunes

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

Chip Pop Productions

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

Rising Fringe favourite, Wass (RIDE THE CYCLONE -★★★★ Globe & Mail) unleashes a one-man a cappella musical that blends singing, beatboxing, rapping, and dance into a series of uplifting song-o-logues about anxiety, social media, and his journey living in Vietnam.  

La Vie En Rosen

Wednesday, May 29 

Friday, June 7

La vie en Rosen

McManus Studio

60min

Ooh la la!

Lens

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

O.N.E. Contemporary Company

Wolf Performance Hall

60min

How did you get here? Have life events lead you down an unexpected path? Is it possible that an "unfavourable" outcome protected you from a disaster that you didn't see coming? Switch lenses with us and explore the "what-ifs" you never experienced.

Throne Life

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

The Electronic Gospel Experience

The Good Foundation Theatre

90min

Sonny strikes a deal for God's help based on one condition:  He Must be Resurrected as a Fool.  Sonny's dark side takes over telling his story with self-deprecating and sadistic humour relentlessly railing against God and man. 

80s Kids Will Understand

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

The Ringos

Procunier Hall

60min

From scrunchies to Iran-Contra, everyone has warm memories of the 80s. And If you don’t? Let The Ringos remember it for you. Remember She-Ra? Not the new She-Ra. The old, bad one. Remember Alf?
Get ready to have your childhood ruined…or your parents’ childhood. Wait, how old are you again?

THE WALK IN THE SNOW: The true story of Lise Meitner.

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

big word performance

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

Physicist, fugitive, pioneer.

On Christmas Eve 1938, two refugees from the Nazis walk into the Swedish snow.

Fuckboys The Musical

Wednesday, May 29 

Friday, June 7

Generation Productions

The Palace Theatre

90min

A haphazard guide to navigating the modern dating scene.

Jon Bennett: Playing With Men

Wednesday, May 29 

Saturday, June 8

A Mulled Whine

McManus Studio

60min

Jon was once a great junior footballer in Australia. Now a multi award-winning performer of international festival favourites, it seems he couldn't be further away from the football field. A show about community, friendships, life, death, and a bit of football.

Red Haired Girl

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

New Years Resolution Productions

The Palace Theatre

90min

A small town girl has a baby by her university professor and 20 years later goes looking for her.

 

untether

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Breath in Mvmt.

Wolf Performance Hall

60min

Presented in two acts! Witness our guest artist(s) tether to life's habitual limitations; followed by our cast of authentic movers who free their restricted souls and connect with their innermost being. You'll be inspired to do the same.

Game of Crohn's

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Game of Crohn's

Procunier Hall

60min

Dan Rosen recounts his self-defecating tale of 20+ years struggling with Crohn's disease. In the Game of Crohn's, you win or spend your life on the toilet.

More Than Messy

Thursday, May 30 

Friday, June 7

Connor McPhail

The Good Foundation Theatre

60min

Soul and Sensation, Feeling and Funk.

A Woman's Guide To Peeing Outside

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

SE Grummett

McManus Studio

60min

Ever wondered how to perform the “Assisted Pee Over Water”? Join storyteller Holly M. Brinkman on a coming-of-age adventure. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll try not to pee your pants.

Left on Read

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Zaid Shamsi

TAP

60min

Love can be hard when you're left on read. Join Zaid on this journey as he shares his story of relationships, poor career choices, and ultimately finding himself.

BLIND TO HAPPINESS

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Tim C. Murphy

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

A socially awkward dishwasher, PhD server, poet chef, some beer, and the question - is happier a choice? 

The Immaculate Big Bang

Thursday, May 30 

Friday, June 7

Bill Santiago

Procunier Hall

60min

Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life, death and number 33 (not necessarily in that order).

Left Behind

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

The Good Foundation Theatre

60min

No soldier gets left behind but when World War Two flying ace, Charley Fox is tasked with mentoring a young Afghan war vet he realizes there is more than one way war can hold on to a soldier, and he is reminded, that sometimes the toughest part of war is coming home.

Eye Candy

Thursday, May 30 

Thursday, June 6

Stephanie Morin-Robert

McManus Studio

60min

“HILARIOUS, EMPOWERING AND VULNERABLE.” Sharing the stage with her real life baby, one-eyed Moth Storyslam Champion recounts her pregnancy and epic 56 hour labour as she mines laughs from her most embarrassing sex story yet. From the creator of the multi-award winning shows BLINDSIDE, MERKIN SISTERS and BUSHEL AND PECK.

DUEL LOVE

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Maybles' Productions

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

Monty Python + Princess Bride + Mel Brooks = DUEL LOVE. If you’re looking for a deep, thought-provoking play that will make you ponder life’s meaning – this probably isn't the play for you. DUEL LOVE promises to take an hour of your life you will never get back!

A Solo from the Pit

Thursday, May 30 

Wednesday, June 5

Teater KEF

TAP

60min

Elias Faingersh, a virtuoso trombone player, reinterprets famous operas in a musical stand up comedy show, framed by his personal dramatic story.

Rehabilitating Richard

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Bunchbacked Toad Productions

The Palace Theatre

60min

Man or monster?
Power, seduction, deceit, mockery, murder.  All in a day's work for Richard III.  Or was it?  A theatre company wrestles with the real versus Shakespearean image of the notorious English king, and one of the company’s obsession with him.

ABEYANCE

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Tyler West

Procunier Hall

60min

A man waits in the lobby for an important job interview and everything goes wrong! Like getting trapped in a vending machine, farting bubbles, and loosing his resume. Performed in a style called "microphoned-mime" which combines pantomime and sound FX produced live by the actor.

LYSISTRATA

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Serried Productions

Wolf Performance Hall

60min

In a time of worship and orgies; two city-states, Sparta and Athens, have been warring for decades.

Can there be hope for PEACE in the crafty, strategic warfare of LYSISTRATA?

SCAREDY CAT

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Squirrel Suit Productions

The Good Foundation Theatre

60min

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (SAOR, The ADHD Project) returns with new comedic tales of being afraid…of everything. Scary movies, haunted houses, the ocean, everything in the ocean, her job, wrinkles, glitter, sleepovers, dinosaurs, cheese graters, first graders, the cover of Goosebumps novels and…her mother.

At Home, On Stage

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Keith Brown

McManus Studio

60min

Keith Brown is a world-class magician, speaker and VIP entertainer that has inspired wonder in over 22 countries and counting! Keith most recently performed in Iceland for the First Lady!

An All New God Is A Scottish Drag Queen

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Mike Delamont

The Palace Theatre

60min

God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from Armadillos to Zeus in an ALL NEW and hilarious hour of comedy. Come see why God is one of the most popular show on the fringe!

Denial Is A Wonderful Thing

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

EXIT Theatre

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

One woman, three continents, six decades and a lusty affair: from Mumbai to the Outback, New York to the Haight, naive schoolgirl to free spirit.  Best Storyteller 2017 United Solo (NYC). "Holding herself with the charm and elegance of a heroine from a classic film noir" Theatre Is Easy (NYC)

Like A Virgin

Thursday, May 30 

Saturday, June 8

Jimmy Hogg

TAP

60min

Fringe favourite Jimmy Hogg returns to London with his “piss your pants funny” (Plank Magazine) comedy about the trials of youth, love, and loss- of virginity. Physical, fast-paced, hilarious storytelling from a veteran of the Fringe circuit.

2 Sherlock Holmes Adventures

Friday, May 31 

Saturday, June 8

THEATrePUBLIC

TAP

60min

The game’s afoot!  The 2018 Winnipeg/Edmonton Fringe hit comes to the London stage.  Two deeply-seasoned Fringe vets  (Kenneth Brown and John Huston) perform two of Conan Doyle's best-loved stories.  

When Life Gives You Apples

Friday, May 31 

Saturday, June 8

In(dash)Between Productions

TAP

60min

Athazagoraphobia is the fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored... this touching comedy is a moving snapshot of how Alzheimer’s can affect one family.

The Ghost Project

Friday, May 31 

Saturday, June 8

Karie Richards

Procunier Hall

90min

Thirteen mysterious experiences. Thirteen compelling characters. 

 "Wonderfully acted, thoughtful one-woman show featuring verbatim accounts of encounters with the spirit world.  A must-see." - Kevin Kindred, Halifax Fringe.

INK

Friday, May 31 

Thursday, June 6

Alastair Knowles

McManus Studio

60min

10,000 sq. feet of paper. One pen. Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Off-Broadway performer, and 22x Best-of-Fest Alastair Knowles (JAMES & JAMESY) is a living sketch, determined to find depth in a 2-dimensional world.

A Menagerie of Bones

Friday, May 31 

Friday, June 7

Solla Sollew Productions

Spriet Family Theatre

60min

This is a true story about growing up in a dysfunctional family.  It's about resilience and courage and creativity, of course.  But more importantly, it's about a game. A game built from things other people threw away.  A game that saved my life.

(Sex) Cult: A Musical (S)explosion

Friday, May 31 

Saturday, June 8

(Sex) Cult

The Good Foundation Theatre

60min

Unhappy with the relationships in their lives, Brandon and Lexi form a cult and devote themselves entirely to each other. What does that mean? They'll figure it out as they go.

Reunited Shorts

Friday, May 31 

Saturday, June 8

Fridge Door Live Theatre Company

TAP

60min

6 unique award winning short plays about reunions, written by Len Cuthbert, that have entertained audiences in festivals in Canada, US, NYC, and the UK. Experience an outstanding cast perform in "Benched", "The Gift Exchange", "Table For Two Rendezvous", "Last Dance", "delilah.", and "You, Me. Me, You."

 

Not: A Bev Oda Memoir

Friday, May 31 

Saturday, June 8

e308

TAP

60min

In 2012, Member of Parliament Bev Oda billed taxpayers $16 for orange juice at a poverty summit. In the dystopian future, teenager Bev Oda is arrested for civil disobedience and launched backwards through time, hell-bent on sabotage. This local Dish Award winner returns, refurbished just in time for another election.

WORKSHOP: Waldoodle Art Monster with Walter Sayers

Saturday, June 1

Walter Sayers

TAP

150min

Learn the secrets to seeing, creating, and painting your very own Waldoodle Art Monster. Walter will show you step by step how to capture these mischievous creatures on canvas. May it’s been a while since you last picked up a pencil, or maybe you are afraid of making mistakes.

Danger Zone (PWYC)

Monday, June 3

Procunier Hall

90min

No one really knows what is going to happen here.  However, we can tell you that the Danger Zone is for Fringe performers to do something, anything really, that they have always wanted or been afraid to do on stage.  The main rule is that it cannot be part of a show that they are doing or have done in the past.  Risk taker, extraordinaire Keith Brown will host/encourage/dare other performers to dive into the Danger Zone.

 

Pay What You Can for entry

WORKSHOP: Urban Dance O.N.E. Contemporary Co.

Thursday, June 6

O.N.E. Contemporary Co.

The Palace Theatre

90min


This is a beginner/all levels urban dance class. It will include a fun warm up and an urban dance choreography that will be taught by our company directors. Come explore with us in what will be a fun, welcoming, and positive learning environment! All levels are welcome to come try urban dance.

WORKSHOP: Storytelling with Jon Bennett

Friday, June 7

Jon Bennett

Procunier Hall

90min

Work alongside internationally acclaimed storyteller and Fringe favourite Jon Bennett on an idea for a story or show of your won! Jon can help you create the framework for your won show and how to take it on the road. An interactive workshop to help you with your own ideas and goals, there will also be opportunity to share your stories as well as garner knowledge and craft from one another.

Tillee Awards & Circus of the Stars

Saturday, June 8

2019 London Fringe Theatre Festival

90min

The Tillee Awards

This is a night to acknowledge and celebrate the amazing talent at the Fringe.  While we know that everyone is a winner, some are extraordinary and are recognized by the dedicated group of reviewers from theatreinlondon.ca the Tillee's are awarded to this year's outstanding performers.

Later Event: June 4
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