Trudeau Stories

Written & Performed by Brooke Johnson
Directed by Allyson McMackon


A remarkable story of a surprising friendship, this solo show has been affecting and wowing audiences and critics across the country. In 1985, while she was a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson became friends with Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, Brooke gives us a personal insight into the man and the times that is “not to be missed” (National Post). At once vital and charming; poignant and very funny, Trudeau Stories is about friendship and loss… and about who the heck we think we are.


Trudeau Stories succeeds in the way that all theatre yearns to succeed… …amazing.” – Rover Arts, Montreal


“Johnson is a magician….” – The Coast, Halifax


“…Like turning the pages of a live snapshot album… a maximum of craft but a minimum of artifice….It’s delightful.” – National Post


“Mesmerizing… fascinating stuff!” ***** (5/5) – North Country Radio, USA


“As the houselights come up, we are wakened like from a dream….” – Aisle Say





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Upcoming Performances

July 10-12 – Highlands Summer Festival, Haliburton ON