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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The best of the Edinburgh Festival at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre

JULIE MADLY DEEPLY

THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE

September 30 – October 19, 2014
 
Courtesy of Seabright Productions
Toronto – David Mirvish and Seabright Productions (Potted Potter) are delighted to present a unique double bill of award-winning shows from the Edinburgh Festival: JULIE MADLY DEEPLY and THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE. 

JULIE MADLY DEEPLY is presented in arrangement with One Eyed Man Productions.  THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE is presented in arrangement with Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management.  Both shows will run in repertory at the Panasonic Theatre for a limited 3 week engagement.  Performances begin September 30 and play through October 19.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday June 23Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 or at the box office of any of our theatres.


JULIE MADLY DEEPLY (North American Premiere)
Adored by millions, Dame Julie Andrews is a genuine legend of showbiz around the globe. This charming and cheeky musical show features songs from The Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria and many more.

Direct from a sell-out West End season and UK Tour and Edinburgh Festival Editor’s Award Winner, JULIE MADLY DEEPLY stars Sarah-Louise Young, a true Julie Andrews super-fan, award-winning singer, West End actress and international cabaret star.  Sarah- Louise has been named by Time Out as one of London’s Top Ten cabaret performers.

The brilliant songs are linked by stories and anecdotes about Andrews’ own life, from her beginnings as a child star to the recent challenges of losing her famous singing voice. What emerges is a delightfully funny and candid love letter to a true show business survivor.

Producer James Seabright says, ‘It has been a delight to witness this show grow from the seeds of an idea to being a sold-out West End hit, via an Australian tour and a brilliant Edinburgh Festival season. Sarah-Louise Young is a phenomenal performer with a great voice and an incredible comic ability. I can’t wait to bring her show to the Mirvish’s most intimate theatre, where I have previously produced Potted Potter and seen many other fantastic shows.’

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston’s first show, Cabaret Whore, was Time Out Critics’ Choice in 2009 and went on to win acclaim beyond the fringe from London and Brighton, via Paris to Australia. Their second show, Cabaret Whore Encore! won the Spirit of the Fringe and Three Weeks Editors Awards. Sarah-Louise has also appeared in Fascinating Aïda at the Edinburgh Fringe, in London’s West End and on national tour and is a member of award-winning musical comedy improv troupe The Showstoppers, featuring in their BBC Radio 4 comedy series and in the West End. Michael Roulston has collaborated with David Hoyle, Dusty Limits, Shoo Shoo Baby and David Mills.

JULIE MADLY DEEPLY is written and performed by Sarah-Louise Young. Musical direction is by Michael Roulston.  Direction is by Russell Lucas.

‘Perfect not just for Julie Andrews nuts but also as a seltzer for musical theatre fans.’
**** London Daily Mail

‘A tour-de-force from a terrifically talented trouper.’  **** Time Out London – Critic’s Choice

‘Dame Julie, you suspect, would approve. This is an evening that ends in triumph, not in tears.’
**** The London Times

‘Even your critic found herself, unprecedentedly, singing along. My cheeks hurt with smiling.’
**** London Daily Telegraph

‘The hills are alive with the sound of sing-alongs and gags in this witty, affectionate tribute.’
**** London Evening Standard


 
Courtesy of Seabright Productions

THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE (Toronto Debut)
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner and Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry Award Nominee, this unique silent comedy phenomenon has won standing ovations across the globe, including a sold-out season in London's West End and playing for the Queen as part of the esteemed Royal Variety Performance.


'The Boy' is New Zealand’s Sam Wills, whose piercing blue eyes stare out above a mouth that remains firmly sealed with gaffer tape throughout the show. Everyday objects are put to incredible new uses, with the help of genius slapstick imagination and a brilliant popular soundtrack. Each carefully prepared scene builds suspense until its hilarious and unpredictable climax... sometimes with the help of audience volunteers!

In The Boy's world of possibilities, the only certainty is laughter. That's why audiences of all ages the world over have been flocking to his shows for five years, with many compelled to return and enjoy it all over again.

A unique blend of stand-up comedy with no talking, drama with no dialogue, and punch lines without words, this global hit speaks for itself through gales of laughter.

Producer James Seabright says, ‘I first attempted to see Sam’s show at the Adelaide Festival in 2009 but was turned away as it had sold out. By the time I got to it in Edinburgh the following summer it was already the talk of the festival. I’ve seen Sam perform many times since then and never cease to be amazed by his comic invention and skill. Toronto audiences have quite a treat in store as this show is unlike anything else in the world – in a good way!’

‘Utterly spectacular. Hysterically funny. Fight for a ticket!’
***** Time Out London – Critic’s Choice

‘Simply joyous. Superb!’ ***** The London Times

‘A slapstick virtuoso.’ ***** The List

‘The last word in silent comedy.’ **** The London Guardian

'Thoroughly bewitching. This is not a show about humiliating those called to participate; each leaves the stage a hero who has played a unique part in creating The Boy's magical world.'
***** WhatsOnStage

See The Boy in action on Youtube:
Royal Variety Performance:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLs6eULXDqc

September 30 – October 19
Tickets: $25 - $79

Panasonic Theatre – 651 Yonge Street
416.872.1212 or toll-free at 1.800.461.3333

JULIE MADLY DEEPLY Performance Schedule
Tues Sept 30 – 8PM
Thurs Oct 2 – 7PM (media night)
Fri Oct 3 – 8PM
Sat Oct 4 – 2PM
Sun Oct 5 – 7PM

Wed Oct 8 – 8PM
Fri Oct 10 – 8PM
Sat Oct 11 – 8PM
Sun Oct 12 – 2PM

Tues Oct 14 – 8PM
Thurs Oct 16 – 8PM
Sat Oct 18 – 2PM
Sun Oct 19 – 7PM

THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE Performance Schedule
Wed Oct 1 – 8PM
Thurs Oct 2 – 9:30PM (media night)
Sat Oct 4 – 8PM
Sun Oct 5 – 2PM

Tues Oct 7 – 8PM
Thurs Oct 9 – 8PM
Sat Oct 11 – 2PM
Sun Oct 12 – 7PM

Wed Oct 15 – 8PM
Fri Oct 17 – 8PM
Sat Oct 18 – 8PM
Sun Oct 19 – 2PM
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