Fri 11 Feb, Guildhall Arts Centre drama, comedy
Jennifer’s one woman show about growing up in a tough, isolated mining town where she started her performing career dancing the Can-Can in return for hard liquor and poker chips.
“Very funny, boisterous (mostly) true cabaret -style guide to
an unbelievable mad life in Canada’s frozen north”
“Irons’ energy is undeniable and her testimony heartbreaking, in a
piece that reminds us that frontier women are everywhere” The Stage
Yukon Territory, Northern Canada is where North America’s coldest
temperature ever (-63 degrees Celsius) was recorded. It’s where there are
more caribou than people, tossing chainsaws is classed as entertainment,
barbequed squirrel counts as food and Saturday evenings spent at the
garbage dump watching bears foraging for food is a big night out….
But it’s not all sophisticated fun. The Yukon is also a genuinely challenging
place to live, where many people die tragically young as a result of accidents,
substance abuse and the harsh Arctic winters. It’s where Jennifer Irons was
born, raised and dreamed of leaving.
Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales of Growing Up in the Great White North) is
Jennifer’s one woman show about growing up in a tough, isolated mining
town where she started her performing career dancing the Can-Can in return
for hard liquor and poker chips. It’s a dark, fearless, original, bizarre and very
funny cabaret. Expect to laugh out loud, quaff very questionable cocktails and
learn how to be Bear Aware. Oh, and watch the Can-Can.
£14 / £12 concessions
Due to refurbishments, the toilets for this event will be the public toilets in Abbey Gardens. The accessible toilet will still be open.