Til Death in Calgary!

After an amazing sold-out run in Winnipeg, Tara Travis has packed up the wives (and a belligerent Henry) into her suitcase and braved electrical storms, road construction, and an almost-panic attack when she nearly ran out of gas, but has finally arrived and is thrilled to be in beautiful Calgary, AB for The Calgary Fringe Festival.

For Calgary Fringe dates and times, click here!

Your next chance to catch Til Death is in Edmonton, August 5-15!

If you want to see more of what Tara is up to when she returns to Vancouver, click here. More info coming soon! Stay tuned!



Monsters across Canada! Are we in your city?

Hear ye, Hear ye, Fringe goers across Canada, whether you live in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria or Vancouver, Monster theatre has a show (or shows) for you this Summer!

Bruce Horak’s Assassinating Thomson is receiving GLORIOUS reviews in Ottawa and Toronto and Winnipeg, and now is on to Edmonton and Victoria.
There will also be a Vancouver run at the Firehall Arts Centre in October…stay tuned for that!
Click here for more info on Assassinating Thomson.

Monster’s latest comedic riot of a creation, Hockey Night at the Puck & Pickle Pub, starring Ryan Gladstone and Jon Paterson, opened to uproarious laughter in Winnipeg, and is on to Edmonton and Vancouver!
Click here for more info on Hockey Night.

And, last but not least, Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, written and directed by Ryan Gladstone, and starring Tara Travis is back on the road.
After incredibly successful runs in Victoria (Uno Fest), London, Portland and Winnipeg, Til Death will play in Calgary and Edmonton next!
Click here for more info on Til Death.

Monster Tara is also back in the rehearsal room with her other company, Sticky Fingers Productions, creating a crazy brand new work to premiere at the Vancouver Fringe. Come see what happens as she goes Searching for Dick.


Assassinating Thomson: RAVE Reviews Keep Coming in!

Bruce Horak’s Assassinating Thomson opened to rave reviews in Ottawa, and is now wow-ing Toronto!

Read all about it, and mark your calendars for when the show comes to your city!

Monster Theatre proudly presents Bruce Horak’s

Assassinating Thomson

Written by and Starring Bruce Horak

Directed by Ryan Gladstone

What the critics are saying about Assassinating Thomson…

“Simply put, these artists will make you see life and art in new ways.” NNNN: Toronto NOW
Read the full review here.

“I have never experienced a performance quite like this; its originality and energy are inspiring. A Canadian Masterpiece!”
– New Ottawa Critics
Read the full review here.

“A gripping story!” 9/10 – The Grid, Toronto (From Best of the Fringe)
Read the full review here.

“If the murder mystery element of Assassinating Thomson doesn’t grip you, then Horaks’ charm and humor definitely will.” – New Ottawa Critics
Read the full review here.

“Splendid…tantalizing…a darned good yarn.” –Ottawa Citizen
Read the full review here.

“Totally seduces us… A special kind of theatre that might even be the origin of a new genre called  “serious stand-up of the feel good kind”.  Very special indeed. “ –Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa
Read the full review here.

“Immediately engages the viewer!” –Apt. 613
Read the full review here.

“This is my favourite show of 2013 to date. Bruce is really engaging. He channelled TJ Dawe a bit as he wove the parts of his story together in his own way. And the painting at the end was terrific.”
– Audience Review of Assassinating Thomson in TO

And…the one somewhat critical review received a triumphant rebuttal from another writer with the same publication!
“A masterful storyteller!”
Read the full Review here.

What the critics are saying about Bruce Horak the actor… the painter…the creator…

 “One of the weirdest and most brilliant shows the Fringe has ever seen” ★★★★★The Edmonton Sun

 “Horak crackles with energy…he’s unbelievably fast on his feet.” – The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax)

 “All anyone could talk about after the show” – The Peak Magazine

  “Delivering lines with timing to set your atomic clock by.  The man was impeccable.” – Plank Magazine

 “Bold and almost shocking in its originality…I haven’t quite seen through the eyes of a blind man, but I’ll probably never get closer.”  -Kelowna Daily Courier, in response to The Way I See It at the Kelowna Art Gallery


Assassinating Thomson is Coming to a Festival Near You!

Ottawa Fringe Festival June 20-30, 2013

Toronto Fringe Festival July 3-14, 2013

Winnipeg Fringe Festival July 17-28, 2013

Edmonton Fringe Festival August 15-25, 2013

Victoria Fringe Festival August 22-September 1, 2013

Media, please click here for EPK

For more information about Assassinating Thomson, click here.


NEW SHOW! Hockey Night at the Puck & Pickle Pub!

Ryan Gladstone’s latest creation, Hockey Night at the Puck & Pickle Pub, starring Ryan Gladstone himself and the great Jon Paterson of

…is coming your way!

Watch the 2014 Olympic Gold Medal hockey game, with fringe legends Jon (BoyGroove ★★★★★, Letters in Wartime ★★★★★and Ryan (No Tweed Too Tight ★★★★★, The Seven Lives of Louis Riel ★★★★★) at the famous and fictional Puck & Pickle Pub, where the rituals are as strange as the characters are hilarious!

Past reviews…

“Wildly funny and wonderfully crafted” -★★★★★ CBC

“Let’s just say comic acting doesn’t get better than this” -★★★★★ NOW Magazine

Winnipeg Fringe Festival July 17-28, 2013

Edmonton Fringe Festival August 15-25, 2013

Vancouver Fringe Festival August 22-September 1, 2013

Media, click here for an EPK.


Til Death at Uno Fest May 29-June 1

We’re so honoured to be among the incredible line-up of shows at
Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Festival in Victoria, BC!

Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Written and Directed by Ryan Gladstone
Performed by Tara Travis
Original Score by Drew Jurecka and Robbie Grunwald

75 minutes, physical comedy, coarse language, adult themes

“…one of the most impressive acting feats in the festival!” 5 stars – Winnipeg Free Press

Six queens. Six love stories. Six deaths. One actress. Fingers are pointed, fights ensue and Anne Boleyn still can’t find her body, as the newly dead queens fight over who is the King’s true wife, but when Henry arrives…everything changes in this afterlife meeting of the ex-wives club.

Intrepid Theatre Club, #2 – 1609 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC

Wednesday May 29 8pm*
Thursday May 30 8:30pm
Saturday June 1, 8:30pm

$17/ticket $69/5 Show Pass 
$100 Karma 5 Show Pass
*Pay What You Can Opening Night

Buy Til Death Tickets Here

Check out the rest of the Uno Lineup Here (So many amazing shows!)


Bring Til Death To Your Theatre

Til Death is now accepting bookings for our Spring 2014 Tour!

For more information, click here.

Please watch our Trailer! Click here: Til Death Trailer

Presenters- for a link to the whole show or to request a DVD…

don’t hesitate to contact us!

Performer/Artistic Producer Tara Travis would love to chat any old time.




Monsters On Tour Jan-Mar 2013!

And we’re off!

Monsters Bruce Horak and Tara Travis are on the road with three..count ’em, three original productions:

Monster Theatre’s The Shakespeare Show, Monster Theatre For Kids’ Mini Masterpieces, and Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan’s This is Cancer.

We’re meandering our way through BC, to Alberta and back…hopefully we’ll see you along the way!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you want to see what kind of crazy tour shenanigans we get up to!