Ashtrays, empty pint glasses, ex-lovers… We can’t wait to see The Elephant Girls!

“Without doubt, they were the most notorious girl gang Britain’s ever seen.” –Brian McDonald, The Gangs of London Clever.

A fascinating piece of lost women’s history, this is the gripping tale of the all-female gang which terrorized London for over 100 years. Parry Riposte Productions tells us that The Elephant Girls is a story both captivating and repelling, humorous and terrifying. You won’t be able to look away. We wanted to know more about this hit play, coming to the 5th Annual One More Night Festival.

If your show was on Netflix, which category would it be in?
British True Crime Drama

What would my 90 year old Grandma love about your show?
The sex and violence.

What would my 90 year old Grandma hate about your show?
The sex and violence. (One 83 woman marched out of an Edinburgh performance, shouting “That’s disgusting! Filth, filth, filth!”).

What would Donald Trump tweet about your show?
“Nasty woman. Loser. So sad!”

If your show had a Tinder profile, what would you put on there to make me Swipe Right?
Maggie Hale — Convincing straight girls to “give it a go” since 1917.

What else should people know about this show?
The show has queer content, features a lesbian character, performed and written by a lesbian. On your way out of the theatre, you will be asking yourself: Did that really happen? How much of the story is true?

Twitter: @margo_thespian @PRPtheatre
Instagram: @margo.thespian
Facebook: The Elephant Girls, Margo MacDonald, Parry Riposte Productions

Get your tickets: HERE

Elephant_Girls_Promo_3⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – CBC
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Planet Nation
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Capital Critic’s Circle
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Winnipeg Free Press
“Best of Fest” and “Critic’s Pick” – Ottawa Fringe
“Critic’s Choice” – Hamilton Fringe
“Must See” – Arts Ally
“The Elephant Girls is one show you must see…bracing, vivid, sharply-observed.” – Lynn from Toronto

“The Forty Elephants” was a gang that terrorized London, England for over 100 years. And their members were 100% women.
With a pint glass in hand, Maggie Hale—the gang’s suit-wearing, bloody-knuckled, girl-chasing,”Enforcer”—tells the forgotten tale of how the Girls lived high on a lifetime of crime, and how it all came crashing down.

😱🤣😎😍 #LostStory #TrueStory #CrimeDrama #GirlGang #GrippingStory 

Written and Performed by: Margo MacDonald
Directed by: Mary Ellis

Previously Performed: Ontario Street Theatre: Southern Ontario tour 2017, Hamilton Fringe 2017, Winnipeg Fringe 2016, Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Ottaway Fringe 2015

Get your tickets: HERE

BikeFace will make you want to set out on an adventure of your own!

BikeFace is a two-wheeled adventure of Canadian proportions, spinning strange-but-true tales from a ride across the country! This intimate-style storytelling show has never been performed in Toronto – that is, until now! The One More Night Festival is very excited to have this award winning show as part of our lineup. We chatted with creator Natalie Frijia to bring you the details about BikeFace.

Why Toronto, why this show, and why now?
1. I don’t see enough shows with women in adventuring roles. I don’t seen enough adventure on stage period… but at this moment, seeing a woman in a story like this, I believe is important.
2. The show touches on issues of sexual assault and consent, which is clearly an important topic being discussed in the city.
3. We’re somehow still in a time when women are cautioned about what is safe / unsafe for them to do. “Why now” is because it’s time for that attitude to take a hike, permanently.

If your show was on Netflix, which category would it be in?
Adventure!

What would my 90 year old Grandma love about your show?
90-year-old grandmas have seen this show before, and the thing they say most afterwards is, “Oh, what a story! I remember this one time…” and then they proceed to tell me about the most adventurous thing they’ve ever done. It’s a good story-generator!

What would my 90 year old Grandma hate about your show?
… But grandmas also routinely tell me I should be more careful and maybe not meet so many scary people on the road. 😛

What does your show give me that cat videos on Youtube can’t?
I want to say “cats can’t ride bicycles”, but really… if they wanted to…

Tell me three things I should know about the playwright.
I’m working on a PhD in theatre and environmental studies.
I stage manage circus shows and I take classes in trapeze!
Most of my stories come from people I’ve met or places I’ve been while traveling on my bicycle. 🙂

“BikeFace is so much more than the story of a woman crossing Canada on a solo bike trip. It’s the tale of any woman who has sought to do something that might be a little more adventurous than society is comfortable with” – The Vue

Twitter: @natandthebike
Insta: natandthebike
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nataliefrijia

BikeFace plays Thursday October 19, 7PM
The Commons Theatre
587a College St
Get your tickets HERE

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – The Vue
⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Global News
“Will have you laughing non-stop.” – Kings River Life
“Incredible, captivating, engaging, real, funny” – Saskatoon Audience Member

Just a little over 100 years ago, the woman who rode a bicycle was expected to undoubtedly develop a weakened hart, epilepsy, exhaustion, appendicitis, distension, nervous attacks, insomnia, physical injury or, worst of all, the dreaded “Bikeface.”
In this two-wheeled advanture of Canadian proportions, Bike Face spins the tail of one woman who takes a bike trip from Halifax to Vancouver and finds out just how far she’ll go for adventure.

🤣😏😍😳 #Adventure #Comedy #CyclingStories #Suspense #Puppets 

Written and performed by: Natalie Frijia
Directed by: Emma Mackenzie Hillier

Previously Performed: Regina, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton Fringe Festivals and in the US (Fresno, CA).
Links: http://natandthebike.weebly.com/bikeface.html

Get your tickets HERE