A Bitter Shrew – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

13235241_10100810800651739_209698681711985792_o“[A] brand new hour of hilarious true stories that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and howling with laughter”


From press release:

Fresh from a stellar debut run at the Montreal Fringe, and winning the Weekly Highly Commended Award for Best Comedy at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Gillian English and The Theatre Elusive are so excited to finally play the Toronto Fringe for the first time with a brand new solo storytelling show!

In 2010, Gillian English almost married someone she didn’t love, just because she was afraid to

admit that she had made a mistake. In the six years that followed, making mistakes about love and lust have been the only constants in an otherwise uncertain life.

An endless stream of bizarre and ridiculous romantic disappointments have left the celebrated, and award winning storyteller with a brand new hour of hilarious true stories that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and howling with laughter!

“A laugh-out-loud hilarious storytelling adventure” – CultMTL

She has farted herself awake in a stranger’s bed, taken a pregnancy test in a food court bathroom, and watched her 26 year old ex-boyfriend almost die of a heart attack.

Show times:

June 29th at 8:15 PM
July 1st at 10:00 PM
July 2nd at 6:45 PM
July 3rd at 2:45 PM
July 4th at 9:15 PM
July 6th at 4:45 PM
July 7th at 6:15 PM
July 10th at 2:15 PM

Venue: Tarragon Theatre Solo Room

Details:

  • 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, (581 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.