Spinning Yarns

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Saturday, September 28, 2019 Next Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (9:00 AM)
The Mack 128 Great George St. Charlottetown, PE 1.800.565.0278

Spinning Yarns: Tales and Tunes from a homesick Newfoundlander
by Stephen Guy-McGrath

Newfoundland in the early ‘80s: a world of raucous adventures, death-defying escapades, and dubious childcare! This hilarious evening of story and song is a fictionalized biography written and performed by Festival favourite, Stephen Guy-McGrath (‘Bill’ in Mamma Mia!; ‘Sam Phillips’ in Million Dollar Quartet; ‘René’ in Evangeline)

Hear the trials and tribulations of growing up in a family that pulls no punches and takes no guff; seen through the eyes of a boy with an overactive imagination and a desperate desire to “fit in”. Through it all shines a fierce love of family and a boundless longing for home.

From a supposed “near-death birth” to a “final family Christmas”, Spinning Yarns weaves stories with songs and tunes that will make you “laugh ‘til you cry and cry ‘til you laugh”: a gun-toting mother, nefarious plotting brothers, human snowball piñatas, and other items that should definitely not go in the dryer!!!

Featuring traditional Newfoundland fiddle tunes and well-loved songs such as ‘The St. John’s Waltz’ by Ron Hynes, ‘Wave over Wave’ by Jim Payne (popularized by Great Big Sea), and more.

Sensitivity Warning: Haze effects are used in this production

Upcoming Dates

Date Time
Sunday, April 12, 2020 All Day
Friday, April 17, 2020 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:00 PM
Friday, May 8, 2020 All Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 All Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 All Day
Friday, May 15, 2020 All Day
Sunday, May 17, 2020 All Day
Sunday, May 17, 2020 All Day