The Festival’s most popular shows are held over for your enjoyment! Missed them during the Festival? Sold out the night you tried to go? This is your last chance to catch these shows! Pick shows are chosen based on their popularity with audiences and critical acclaim.
Winning shows were announced at the Fringe Awards Night on September 18. Tickets are now on sale and are $25 (taxes and fees included), with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Fringe.
Date: September 21-25
Location: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island)
All Pick & Pick Plus Shows are $25
Travis Bernhardt, creator of the award winning magic shows Unpossible! and Lies!, returns to tell fortunes, lift curses, and speak to the dead.
“Watching Charlatan! is a lot like using a Ouija board when you’re a teenager. Times about 10,000. What he does is jaw-dropping.”
—Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight
Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm
And Bella Sang With Us
Set in 1912 and inspired by Vancouver’s first women police officers, And Bella Sang With Us asks: Can two Constables save a woman from a life on the streets? Will they find their way in a police department driven by men? Will running after criminals while wearing floor-length skirts ever get easier?
“Extremely polished and a decided cut above the usual Fringe fare.”
—Jo Ledingham, the Vancouver Courier
Wednesday, September 21 at 8:45pm
The After After Party
Jules and Fiona make their own party because they’re never invited to the real party. The After After Party explores the ruthlessness of high school politics, the all-consuming need to be liked, and above all, friendship.
“I called Hoffman and Mabberley comedy goddesses back in 2014. I am even more in awe of their skills in this new iteration. The best of the fest.”
—Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents
Thursday, September 22 at 8:45pm
A surreal quest into the microscopic innards of a mythical beast. Funny, beautiful, and strange with handmade layered projections and an original musical soundtrack.
“A trippy experience that’s full of witty flourishes ... there’s no denying the skill at work in this epic, microscopic adventure.”
—Kathleen Oliver, the Georgia Straight
Friday, September 23 at 5:00pm
Sink or Swim
Brimming with songs and stories that vividly reveal all the fears and foibles of five-year-old “Smelly Elliott” a.k.a. Beverley Elliott, known by her fans around the world for her recurring role as “Granny” on ABC’s hit series, Once Upon a Time.
“A charmer. Full of warmth and humour ... these are evocative tales and songs with wonderful lyrics.”
—Monika Forberger, Entertainment Vancouver
Saturday, September 24 at 6:50pm
Carry On: A Musical
Set in the YVR baggage claim, Carry On: A Musical examines the convergent lives of weary wanderers and the baggage they bring with them.
“The production bristles with energy ... If you like musical comedies with a range of character insights, situation insights, and a cheerful ending, you’ll like this.”
Saturday, September 24 at 9:00pm