Three great nights of Fringe Theatre
coming to the SST.


The Cockwhisperer…a love story

Saturday, May 26, 8pm (doors at 7:30)  Cash Bar
Tickets $25 (including HST) available at Simcoe Street Books and

Warnings: Subject Matter, Language,   RECOMMENDED For: Mature Audience

The Story of one woman’s quest to find the love and the penis of her dreams. A phallic journey both humorous and dark.

THE EDMONTON SUN  5/5   ‘The masterful storyteller brings a laugh a line from the get go, until she masters a dramatic mood change.  Her storytelling is self-deprecating, honest, painful and hilarious all over the course of the hour.’

EDMONTON JOURNAL 4/5   ‘hilarious and haunting.’

Review Vancouver  ‘…edgy, flat-out funny monologue. This Hamilton housewife and mother to three has a unique comic-theatrical delivery that pushes the limits of taste without being offensive – although, she won’t spare your blushes’



The Elephant Girls

by Margo MacDonald

Saturday June 2, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) – Cash Bar
Tickets $28 (incl. HST) available at Simcoe Street Books and

Clever, organized, devious & daring; they stole from the rich and gave to themselves. This is the gripping story of the all-female gang which terrorized London for over 100 years. A fascinating piece of lost women’s history, the play focuses on the 1920s when the gang was at the height of its power—and when the events took place which would come to mean its downfall.

**** “As soon as the lights come up, Margo MacDonald captivates, knowing how to keep an 
audience in the palm of her hand…astonishing.”
—Ashleigh More, Broadway Baby

**** “…the attention of the audience never strays and remains ensnared in a captivating story.
The play is brilliantly written and exceptionally performed…you will be left wanting to know more. Highly recommended.”
—Fringe Guru


* Critic’s Choice Award (Hamilton Fringe 2017), & Best Actress (Capital Critics Circle).

* Outstanding New Work, Direction, and Performance (Les Prix Rideau Awards)

* Winner Best of Fest, Outstanding Production, Critics’ Pick for Best Show (Ottawa Fringe Festival 2015)

[ SOLD OUT ] – Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2016
[ SOLD OUT ] – Ottawa Fringe Festival 2015

Elephant Girls Trailer




NEW DATE!  June 23 at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30) Cash Bar
Tickets $28 (HST included) at Simcoe Street Books and online at

THE SURPRISE AND LEILA LIVE are fresh from The Toronto Fringe Next Stage Festival where both shows played to rave reviews!

Ginger is throwing a surprise party and she needs your help. That’s where YOU come in. Literally! The Surprise is a hilarious clown-based immersive experience that’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Who’s invited? Who’s the guest of honour? You have to come and find out. There will be cake! From the creator and performer of Fringe hits Chaotica, ONEymoon, and All KIDding Aside.

“Bartelse is charming and funny” Mooney on Theatre

“Bartelse, whatever outfit she’s wearing, is a joy to watch. The Surprise lives up to it’s title. NNNN!” NOW Toronto


“This 30-minute character-based blast of zany high-energy fun introduces us to Leila, a shamelessly self-obsessed Iranian woman living in Toronto who loves to text and sing and live her best life, but is as naive about relationships as she is stubbornly confident in her own amazingness.   

Sporting a colourful headscarf, an awesome tiger-print outfit and a full beard, the mysterious performer behind the act (Izad Etemadi) blends over-the-top storytelling, comic cover songs and running punny gags into a laugh-filled tale about Leila befriending an Instagram celebrity and attending a gala at Casa Loma. Part of the plot involves returning free samples, but this sample-sized show leaves you wanting more Leila!” NOW Magazine

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