Category Archives: Fringe 2022

Where do new musicals come from? Meet the creators of The Erlking and Conjoined at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Where do new musicals come from anyhow? The 2022 Fringe has a surprising number. What sort of theatre  artists are moved to complicate their lives immeasurably by channelling their storytelling through music and lyrics? 12thnight caught … Continue reading

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The marriage of drag and theatre: Guys in Disguise celebrates 35 years at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You do know this is a theatre festival, right? You can’t just do a drag show….”  Words that would have a major impact on the civic culture and the theatre scene in this town. It was … Continue reading

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Turning life experience into theatre: Ellie Heath goes solo at the Fringe in Fake n’ Bake

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Five years ago, Ellie Heath’s life changed, dramatically. Who changed it? Ellie Heath.  “It was the moment I took charge of my life,” declares the engaging  actor/ playwright/ sketch comedian and the creator of the Fringe … Continue reading

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Getting intrigued: further thoughts on what to see at Destination Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Every life coach (and no travel agent) will tell you it’s not the destination but the journey. But it’s also the Destination, since that’s the moniker of this year’s Fringe.  The exploration is yours, my friends. … Continue reading

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‘A post-pandemic brain scrubber’: what to see at Destination Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your Destination is on the right (also on the left and straight ahead). And this late-pandemic world seems … possible and ready to be lively. Yes, the Fringe is back, starting Thursday, in the town where … Continue reading

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We are approaching our Destination: Fringe tickets go on sale today at noon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been a long pandemical journey — uphill, full of stops and re-starts and detours, on a bumpy road, with skimpy signage, in the dark. Sometimes it seemed as if we’d never get there; sometimes we … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? Sneak peeks of Destination Fringe, at the 3rd annual Fringe Telethon Wednesday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Destination Fringe, edition #41 of Edmonton’s game-changer city-definer of a summer theatre extravaganza, is within sight, live and unpredictable. First, before the fringing begins Aug. 11, there’s a … Continue reading

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