The Man Who Loved Beer – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Part spoken word performance, part drunken monologue – ‘The Man Who Loved Beer’ dissects a life experienced through the haze of casual alcoholism”

Kevin P. Gilday

Excerpt from press release:

Scotland’s spoken word sensation, Kevin P. Gilday, comes to Toronto with an hour of poetic mischief and contemporary storytelling. Part spoken word performance, part drunken monologue – ‘The Man Who Loved Beer’ dissects a life experienced through the haze of casual alcoholism with all the riotous nights out, sexual misadventures and profuse vomiting that entails.

An Edinburgh Fringe veteran and UK festival regular Kevin took an unusual route to creating his new show by eschewing the usual literary tropes of modern writing and instead creating the entire show in his local pub. The unique work space soon contributed to the individual tone of the show – like a pub in Kevin’s native Glasgow the show is full of both humour and sadness, of charm and strife.

 

Showtimes:

July 03 at 10:00 PM
July 05 at 08:00 PM
July 07 at 10:15 PM
July 08 at 06:30 PM
July 09 at 02:45 PM
July 10 at 07:00 PM
July 11 at 01:00 PM
July 12 at 04:00 PM

Venue: Tarragon Theatre Solo Room (30 Bridgman Ave.)

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.

Photo of Kevin P. Gilday by Nadia Valkanova.

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