The Princess is the Pauper – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release

A PRINCE that claims “NO COLLUSION”, a FAIRY GODMOTHER out on bail for insider trading, a PRINCESS that works for the BRUTE SQUAD, and a whole lot of BOBS.

THE PRINCESS IS THE PAUPER is a rollicking fast-paced roller coaster of a political satire. Set in a mythical kingdom, after a popular people’s rebellion has ousted the former fairy tale administration. Our former Princess and recently-ousted King have to quickly adjust to the new normal, where the not-so-bright mob has taken over, and a less-than-noble ex-prince pulls the strings.

THE PRINCESS IS THE PAUPER is a brand spanking new play! First written in Toronto, then re-written 9000 kilometres away in Uruguay, specifically for this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.

IT’S A BIG BIG BIG CAST! 12 actors playing over 40 characters in 60 minutes. Guaranteeing that the audience will never get bored. There’s lots of movements with over 30 scenes, tons of character changes, and a WTF interlude to boot. We’ve got a Princess and a King, a conniving ex-Prince, two fairy Godmothers, a Mirror, a Court Lamenter, a Witch, a giant cow, and a Mob full of Bobs.

Tant Pis Productions, in association with THE TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL presents:


CAST: Katherine Norris, Julian Monardo, Jennifer Wren, Candi Zell, Jarrod Clegg, Noor Alimran,
Yago Mesquita, Zenia Sethna, Victoria Brennan, Lianne Winterburn, and David Kovacs

DIRECTOR: Lianne Winterburn

PLAYWRIGHT: David Kovacs

STAGE MANAGER: Luanne Walton

COSTUMES BY: Sonia Welsh and Sylvia Welsh

PAST ACHIEVEMENTS: The playwright once zipped up Barbara Frum

Open July 4 and runs to July 13


620 Spadina Avenue


Thu 4th Jul 8:30 pm
Sat 6th Jul 10:15 pm
Sun 7th Jul 6:15 pm
Mon 8th Jul 2:30 pm
Wed 10th Jul 8:30 pm
Thu 11th Jul 9:45 pm
Sat 13th Jul 2:30 pm

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.


Purchase online:

By Phone: 416-966-1062

In Person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe. Located in the Hockey Rink at 275 Bathurst Street (Dundas + Bathurst).