This tall Newfie tale, like its titular protagonist, is short, sweet and hard not to like.
Dickie Milburn is a poor fisherman with a heart of gold, living a simple, outport life with his missus (Viviane Falardeau).
Although he stands barely four-foot-six, Little Dickie is tough as nails, having once pushed Newfoundland closer to the mainland because he supports confederation.
Or so says the mandolin-playing drifter who narrates this 30-minute adaptation of a traditional Newfoundland yarn, featuring a Quebec cast needing to work on their accents.
Little Dickie (Ottawa native Robert Dawson rules the role) adores his wife, but Mrs. Milburn’s heart is not so golden. When she suddenly takes sick and the handsome doctor arrives from the mainland to examine her… ah, ya wouldn’t believe it.
— Carolin Vesely
From the official Fringe Festival guide:
A tall Newfie tale about a short Newfie man. Little Dickie Milburn is all about East Coast storytelling and, in the fine words of one Mr. Donnie Dumphy, "Havin' a time."
When my father saw it, he said it was "good." And you knows you can trust him. He's my father.
Warnings: Subject Matter,
Playhouse Studio (Venue 3), to July 25
Discount Tickets: $6 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under)