Based on her bestselling memoir, the Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter one-woman show tells the story of growing up with a gay father in the 1980s. Woven through music and imagery, the comic monologue moves from Alison’s carefree childhood to the moment she learned, at age twelve, that her family was a bit more complex than she had thought.
The ensuing years were a time of confusion and disbelief, puff pastry and opera, bathhouse raids, scandal and celebration. Balancing intimacy, history and hilarity, this is a captivating tale of family life: deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging, and full of life’s great lessons in love.
The show has won numerous awards, including the CBC's Outstanding Solo Show award and Best Dramatic Script at NYC's United Solo, the largest festival of solo theatre in the world.
Alison has done more than 100 performances of the show since its premiere in 2011 and she continues to tour the show, together with the book, to theatres and festivals across North America and around the world.
Directed by Stuart Cox
Dramaturgy & Design by Catherine Hume
Media Design by Calvin B. Grant
Banner Photo at the top of this page by Left Hand Photography