Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, our pickings for cheap theatre this week is filled with frightful delights that’ll leave you screaming for more! (Hmn, over selling? I’ll scale it back.) From scary tales, ghoulish burlesque, super heroes & villains, and even puppets galore, there’s plenty of devilish theatre for everyone to enjoy. All on budget-friendly prices so you can save your pennies to build the perfect costume.
Grindhouse Ghoulies 8: A Halloween Spooktacular (Skin Tight Outta Sight/Great Canadian Burlesque). The troupes and special guests present a tribute to celluloid sleaze in this burlesque revue. Oct 26 at 9 pm. $15-$20. Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen W. grindhouseghoulies13.eventbrite.ca.
The Nefarious Bed and Breakfast by DJ Sylvis (Monkeyman Productions). Heroes, evildoers and superpowers collide at a retired villain’s B&B in this comic book-inspired play. Previews Oct 25-26. Opens Oct 29 and runs to Nov 9. $20. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, monkeymanproductions.com. (Pssst! We’re giving away tickets to their preview show! Check out our contest to enter.)
Night of Dread (Clay & Paper Theatre). Puppets, stilt dancers and others perform and parade in an interactive exploration of our collective fears. Oct 26, parade assembles at 4 pm, departs at 6 pm. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin S of Bloor. clayandpapertheatre.org.
Sucker by Kat Sandler (Blood Sweat & Blood Collective). Various odd characters grieve in their own way in a small town crushed by a whimsical tragedy in this Halloween-themed play. Opens Oct 24 and runs to Nov 9, Thu-Sat 8 pm (and Nov 6), Sun 2 pm (and Nov 9). $20, Oct 27 pwyc, Oct 31 $15 w/ costume. The Storefront Theatre, 955 Bloor W. secureaseat.com.
Tales of Fright (Brian Finch/Erin Rodgers). Freaky tales are told by Jordan Sowunmi, Laila Gomes and others in this storytelling event. Oct 21 at 8 pm. Pwyc. Rustic Owl Gallery, 993 Bloor W. facebook.com/groups/533597603322239.