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Monster Theatre Nominated for SEVEN Jessie Richardson Awards!

Who Killed Gertrude Crump? was nominated for four awards in the Small Theatre Category including:

Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Tara Travis),
Outstanding Direction (Ryan Gladstone), Outstanding Production and Significant Artistic Achievement – Small Theatre: Outstanding puppetry design, creation, execution and performance (Tara Travis and Dusty Hagerud).

The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada was nominated for three awards in the TYA Category including:

Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance (Alex Gullason, Carly Pokoradi and Frankie Cottrell) and Significant Artistic Achievement for the Song Writing (Bruce Horak, Ryan Gladstone, Jeff Gladstone, Wes Borg).

Congrats Monsters!!!


The Canada Show available for booking Fall 2018

Monster Theatre’s biggest hit The Canada Show is planning a fall tour in Western Canada! For bookings contact


Who Killed Gertrude Crump? at the Vancouver International Puppet Festival

Agatha Christie Returns from the Dead to perform a Puppet Show.

Feb 13-18 @ Performance Works

Tickets here!

It’s New Year’s Eve 1899. One by one, an enigmatic cast of characters arrive by boat to the haunting and isolated Monkswell Manor. That night, famous murder mystery author Gertrude Crump is murdered… mysteriously! No one can leave until the truth is uncovered.

As the characters investigate, accuse, suspect, confess, plot, flash-back and engage in general hubbub, the audience is charged with the task of answering one simple question: Who Killed Gertrude Crump?

“…the most impressive acting feat in the festival!” ★★★★★-Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“A standing ovation followed Travis’ tour-de-force performance.”- ★★★★★ London Free Press


Hockey Night at the Puck & Pickle Pub is back!

HOCKEYNIGHT_TITLE_BADGEFour years after one of the most theatrical, hilarious, gong-show opening nights in Fringe history, the boys are back at the Puck & Pickle pub. This time the Canadians are facing off against the Americans in the Olympic gold medal game.

Winnipeg International Fringe Festival

Venue 14- Kings Head PubHOCKEY_Ryan Gladstone_Jon Paterson2

120 King St

Wed, July 19 @ 6:30pm
Thu, July 20 @ 8:45pm
Fri, July 21 @ 6pm
Sat, July 22 @ 8:15pm
Sun, July 23 @ 6:30pm
Mon, July 24 @ 8:45pm
Tues, July 25 @ 6:30pm
Wed, July 26 @ 8:45pm
Thurs, July 27 @ 6:30pm
Fri, July 28 @ 8:15pm
Sat, July 29 @ 6pm

Edmonton International Fringe Festival

Venue 37 – La Cite Francophone – Suzanne Thibodeau Auditorium – 8627 91 St

HOCKEY_Ryan Gladstone_Jon Paterson3Fri, Aug 18 @ 5:15pm
Sat, Aug 19 @ 10:30pm
Sun, Aug 20 @ 7pm
Mon, Aug 21 @ 8:45pm
Tues, Aug 22 @ 12pm noon
Wed, Aug 23 @ 1:45pm
Thurs, Aug 24 @ 8:45pm
Fri, Aug 25 @ 11:59pm midnight
Sun, Aug 27 @ 3:30pm

THE CANADA heads out on the Fringe!

CANADA_SHOW_MOUNTAIN_PIC_RGB_WEBThe Canada Show first Fringed in 2001 in Winnipeg, and it’s heading back! Get your tickets early, this all-ages crowd pleaser is sure to sell out!

Winnipeg International Fringe Festival

Venue 1 – John Hirsch MainstageCANADA_SHOW_TITLE_TRANSPARENCY copy

174 Market Ave. | Enter from back alley

Wed July 19 10:15pm
Fri July 21 3:45pm
Sat July 22 9:00pm
Tue July 25 5:45pm
Wed July 26 5:00pm
Thu July 27 1:45pm
Fri July 28 7:30pm
Sat July 29 3:30pm


Rundle Memorial United

Fri, Aug 4 @ 11:30am

20170602_0089Calgary Fringe Festival

INKubator Theatre – Eau Claire Market

200 Barclay Parade SW #202

Sat, Aug 5 @ 6:30pm
Sun, Aug 6 @ 1:30pm
Mon, Aug 7 @ 6:30pm
Tues, Aug 8 @ 6:30pm
Thurs, Aug 10 @ 8:30pm
Sat, Aug 12 @ 3:30pm

Edmonton International Fringe Festival

Venue 2 – Backstage TheatreCANADA_SHOW_GUITAR_PIC_RGB_WEB

10330 84th Ave

Fri, Aug 18 @ 7:45pm
Sun, Aug 20 @ 12pm Noon
Mon, Aug 21 @ 3:30pm
Tues, Aug 22 @ 5:45pm
Wed, Aug 23 @ 2pm
Fri, Aug 25 @ 5:15pm

The Canada Show Tours This Summer!

The Canada Show (The Complete History of Canada in One Hour)

2017 Tour Schedule


Monday, May 29 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Children’s Festival – 10:30amCANADA_SHOW_11x17POSTER_2017

Tuesday, May 30 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Children’s Festival – 12:30pm

Wednesday, May 31 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Children’s Festival – 10:30am

Wednesday, May 31 – Vancouver, BC – TheatreWire – 8:00pm

Thursday, June 1 – Vancouver, BC – TheatreWire – 8:00pm

Friday, June 2 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Children’s Festival – 12:30pm

Friday, June 2 – Vancouver, BC – TheatreWire – 8:00pm

Saturday, June 3 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Children’s Festival – 10:30am

Tuesday, June 6 – Saskatoon, BC – Saskatoon K=Kids Festival – 9:45am

Tuesday, June 6 – Saskatoon, BC – Saskatoon K=Kids Festival – 12:30pm

Thursday, June 29 – Coquitlam, BC – Evergreen Cultural Centre – 7:30pm

July 19-30 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Fringe Festival

August 4-12 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Fringe Festival

August 17-27 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Fringe Festival

Saturday, October 21 – Chilliwack, BC – Chilliwack Arts Centre – 7:30pm

Sunday, October 22 – Surrey, BC, Surrey Arts Centre – 2:00pm





We’re On the Road!

Monster Theatre 2017 Touring Schedule



Saturday, March 11 -2pm  Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, BC

Sunday, March 12 -2pm  Capitol Theatre, Nelson, BCMIDSUMMER_PUBLICITY-Web

Saturday, March 25 -2pm  Massey Theatre, New Westminster, BC

Sunday, March 26 -2pm  Charles Bailey Theatre, Trail, BC

Monday, March 27 -10am  Nakusp Elementary, Nakusp, BC

Saturday, April 1 -3pm  Whistler Arts Council, Whistler, BC

Monday, April 3 -9am  Minnekhada Middle School, Port Coquitlam, BC

Tuesday, April 4 -9:30am  Rosser Elementary, Burnaby, BC

Tuesday, April 4 -1:30pm  Suncrest Elementary, Burnaby, BC

Wednesday, April 5 -9am  Dorothy Lynas Elementary, North Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, April 5 -9am  Hastings Elementary, Vancouver, BC

Friday, April 21 -1:30pm  Cayoosh & George M Murray Elementary, Lilloet, BC

Saturday, April 22 – Lilloet Music, Lilloet, BC (Til Death)

Sunday, April 30 -2pm  Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Vernon, BC

Sunday, April 30 -8pm  Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Vernon, BC (Til Death)

Wednesday, May 3 -9am  Dr F D Sinclair Elementary, Surrey, BC

Wednesday, May 3 -1:30pm  MB Sanford Elementary, Surrey, BC