ARTISTS

Alison Wearing

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CONFESSIONS OF A FAIRY’S DAUGHTER

Written & Performed by Alison Wearing
Directed by Stuart Cox
Designed & Co-Directed by Catherine Hume

BEST OF THE FEST – Stratford Springworks Festival
BEST DRAMATIC SCRIPT – United Solo Festival, NYC
OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW – CBC Manitoba
3X BEST OF THE FEST Winner – Canadian Fringe Festivals
BEST DRAMA – Victoria Fringe
CRITICS’ CHOICE FINALIST – Vancouver Fringe

 

Based on her bestselling memoir, Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter tells the story of growing up with a gay father in the 1980s. Woven through music and imagery, the comic monologue moves from Alison’s carefree childhood to the moment she learned, at age twelve, that her family was a tad more complex than she had thought.

 

The ensuing years were a time of confusion and disbelief, puff pastry and opera, bathhouse raids, scandal and celebration. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, this is a captivating tale of family life: deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging, and full of life’s great lessons in love.

 

 

★★★★★ “It’s a five-star work of heart.” CVV Magazine
 
★★★★★ “The humanity in this show is overwhelming. Drag along your favourite homophobe and challenge them not to be moved by this story.” — The StarPhoenix
 
★★★★★ “This is an extraordinarily moving show, well-crafted and compassionately told. See it now before it sells out.” ~ CBC
 
“Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter is a moving, tender, joyous show… Don’t miss it.” ~ The Slotkin Letter

 

MEDIA CENTRE

Artist’s website

Press kit

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Mar. 2/17 – Imperial Theatre – Saint John, NB

Mar. 18/17 – Lighthouse Festival Theatre – Port Dover, ON

May 13/17 – Northern Arts & Cultural Centre – Yellowknife, NT

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