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A meandering, yet cleverly staged storytelling/musical performance from Torontonian Alex Eddington.

In the summer of 2003, a post-university grad crisis found Eddington working as a chambermaid on the Scottish Isle of Mull. Yarn is sort of the story of that summer, told through song, story and puppets, where a lost young man seeks to quiet his inner monologue and find himself.

While there are stories to tell, Eddington himself admits there’s no big payoff — no major epiphany that sent him on the road to adulthood.

Instead, he drops in threads of various stories, all the while accompanied by a sheep puppet representing the annoying voice inside his head.

Eddington is a sweet, pleasing and musical performer who carries this slight show on his shoulders with the aid of his charm and the unique style of its telling.

— Barb Stewart

 

From the Fringe program:

Director: Tyler Séguin

Cast: Alex Eddington

 

Yarn is an all-new show, woven from the threads of my 2006 Fringe hit Wool:

A stitchwork of standing stones, superstition, and sheep –

A Hebridean tweed of true tales and tunes –

A woollen neck-warmer of... you get the idea.

 

4 Stars "A must-see!" – Edmonton Journal

4 Stars "He commands the stage." – Eye Weekly

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Language

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