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The Pig of Happiness

Big Empty Barn France/Canada

Posted: 07/6/2010 5:46 PM | Comments: 0

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Actor-singer Bremner Duthie, who lives between Toronto and Paris, has done tributes to Frank Sinatra and Kurt Weill at past fringes.

This time the subject of his one-man cabaret — the search for happiness — is self-indulgent in the extreme.

Though he sings in a rich baritone and can hold a stage with a few simple props, there is something immature and whiny in a 40-something male who hasn’t figured out that life satisfaction is a byproduct of work and relationships.

The hour’s best bits occur when he accompanies himself by laying down various vocal tracks with a digital recording device. He could take that trick to Euro Disney.

— Morley Walker

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."

Elevate your spirit, kick-start your karma and become one with the Pig. A new show from cabaret singer Bremner Duthie.

From Weill to Nirvana to Britney to Brel to Tom Waits. From a howl to a lullaby.

"Seedy. Stirring. "Utterly memorable" – Andrew Clover, Sunday Times, UK


www.bremnerduthie.com

Warnings: Herbal Cigarettes,
RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

60 min

Playhouse Studio (Venue 3), to July 23

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors

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