★★★★★
This is an extraordinarily moving story,
well-crafted and compassionately told.
See it now before it sells out.
— CBC

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

★★★★★
The humanity in this show is overwhelming. Drag your favourite homophobe along and challenge them not to be moved by the story of this family.
— The StarPhoenix
★★★★★
Uber-literate Alison Wearing holds the audience in the palm of her hand...Almost every sentence has a ticklish wordplay or phonic treat that makes listening a pleasure.
Combined with her presence on stage, Confessions is great storytelling. Grab your tickets early; they’ll be in hot demand.
— Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★★
The show works beautifully on all levels. Wearing is a skilled actress who commands our attention. Her script is tightly written, cleverly constructed and highly literate...
Be forewarned, the word is already out on this show. Line up (or buy advance tickets) early. Do make the effort; you will not be disappointed.
— Times Colonist (Victoria)
★★★★★ This show is a five-star work of heart.
— CVV Magazine

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