X​OXO: The Relationship Show! – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Do YOU kiss and tell? Meghan and Franny sure do in the award-winning comedy cabaret X​OXO: The Relationship Show!​”


Excerpted from press release:

We’ve all heard nice guys finish last, but what about nice girls? XOXO: The Relationship Show​ is a comedy cabaret exploring the highs and lows of dating: inspired by conversations between friends and featuring personal experiences and anecdotes, T​wo Juliets​combines the honesty of stand up comedy, the theatricality of a Shakespearean tragedy and the bone-chilling horror of an R.L. Stine novel

This queer positive and gender inclusive sketch comedy-theatre hybrid uses original music, pop culture references and real-life stories mixed with fantastical interpretations of what dating in the 21st century can be, including “Oops, You Did It Again” – a parody of a popular Britney Spears song exploring the modern phenomenon of “sexting” – and the new Irish folk song “The Isle of Starbuck” about a coffee shop where no one knows your name but everyone feels at home.

As often as we feel rejection, jealousy and embarrassment, we also experience butterflies in our stomachs, first kisses and a sincere hope for true love. Join Meghan and Franny as they navigate the relationship waters from first kiss to first dis, breakups to make-ups and everything in between! Recommended for ages 15 and up.


  • July 01 at 06:30 PM
  • July 03 at 06:30 PM
  • July 04 at 10:15 PM
  • July 05 at 01:00 PM
  • July 07 at 01:30 PM
  • July 08 at 04:45 PM
  • July 09 at 06:15 PM
  • July 11 at 04:30 PM

Venue: Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. 16 Ryerson Ave.

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.

Photo of Franny McCabe-Bennett & Meghan Chalmers by Andrew Ahmed