Hamilton Fringe Festival

An 11-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

On The Fringe with Darren Stewart-Jones; Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry “There is nothing more deceptive than obvious fact.” So spoke Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tenacious character Sherlock Holmes over 120 years ago. Today, for writer & director Darren Stewart-Jones, that is just a challenge. Stewart-Jones talks happily about bringing his latest play, Sherlock & Watson: Behind Closed Doors to Hamilton Fringe’s Gallery mini-Series and...

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Of Galleries and Conspiracies

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

Written by Stephen Near Conspiracy theories are the mythology of the information age and, regardless of whether they’re rooted in real-life or paranoid fantasies, society seems addicted to them. Take the strange and tragic case MH370. A casual Google search will reveal a wealth of sinister scenarios explaining the real reason for the jetliner’s disappearance. And with the flight still...

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A Language For Dogs

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry For Sale: Hamilton. A new and ingenious play is coming to the festival this year and it sounds like a very good time indeed. There are realtors. There is a tour. There is some Hamilton history and drama, along with some  loss and change. Above all, there is inventiveness.   Meeting recently with York University students Chelsea Haraburda- (performer, designer and...

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Your First Theatre Experience. What Do You Remember?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014

Written by Crystal Jonasson Do you remember your first theatre experience?   The first memory I have of the magic of theatre was seeing Sharron, Lois and Bram at Hamilton Place with my parents. Even as a young child it was clear to me that there was something special about live performance, something unique about hearing my favourite songs and seeing the performers ‘for real’. Singing along...

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On The Fringe with The Bell Ringer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014

Written by Denyse Terry Been to Paris lately? No? That’s alright; it’s one of the reasons we love the Fringe. This year you can find a ‘minimalist’ recreation of the famous cathedral in Notre Dame, Paris, once home to Victor Hugo’s ‘hunchback’ Quasimodo. If you have not read the Hunchback of Notre Dame lately, here’s a quick synopsis: Using the Notre Dame Cathedral to represent all of society...

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