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Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Magic Unicorn Island sold out again and anyone who sees it can understand why. The horrors of war are so viscerally presented, so nuanced is the exploration of the theme and it is so artfully developed that the ending of this comedy had me in tears. That’s because Magic […]

Fringe Review: Everybody Dies in December

This touring Fringe show was seen and reviewed at the London Fringe Festival, May 31 to June 11, 2016 From the woman who brought us Roller Derby Saved My Soul comes another great show in Everybody Dies in December. I was lucky to see Nancy Kenny’s very first performance of her new one woman show […]

Fringe Review: Bride or Die

50 min l Dark Comedy, Solo l PG Having never seen a one-woman (or one-man) show before, the thought of a full 60 minute play with only one performer seemed to me a daunting task. How would she possibly hold the audience’s attention and keep us engaged for the entire hour? As the crowd filtered […]

Fringe Review: Everybody Dies in December

55 min | Dark Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Nancy Kenny, who brought us the dynamic Roller Derby Saved My Soul a couple of years ago, returns to Ottawa with another solo show: Everybody Dies in December. It’s a much quieter, almost interior play but, like Roller Derby, it’s about one woman’s passion for her vocation. […]