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I'm Doing This for You

Sunday 27 November 2016 - Monday 28 November 2016


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A new performance by fearless, raw talent Haley McGee. Blending storytelling, live art and improvisation, this show is a big romantic gesture. He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian. Today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him. It’s a surprise: ‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’ Funny, uncomfortable and a little bit sad, IDTFY explores the extremes a person will go in the name of obliterating her loneliness. ‘Acutely invigorating... Sharp beyond belief... A hilarious, haunting show.’ (Top 10 Plays of 2015, Coast, Halifax).

Warnings: Vodka and cupcakes will be served. Appropriate allergy warnings to be confirmed.


18 Age suitability
The first half runs for 60 minutes


General Admission £ 14
/ Concessions £ 10

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Dates & Times

Next Performance Sunday 27 November 2016

Runs  until Monday 28 November 2016


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Never Mind the Noise / Haley McGee


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Writer : Haley McGee

Haley McGee is an internationally acclaimed performer and writer.  This is her website.   

Haley has toured her award-winning, critically lauded solo OH MY IRMA to Edinburgh, London, Brighton, Amsterdam, NYC, Berlin, Kiel (Germany), Tampere (Finland), Varna (Bulgaria), Ulaanbaartar (Mongolia), Peja (Kosovo), Victoria and Edmonton (Canada).  OH MY IRMA debuted in Toronto at Passe Muraille and has been translated into French, German and Bulgarian.

Her new solo, I'm Doing This for You, premiered in the fall of 2015 playing in Halifax (Canada), Berlin (Germany) and Brighton (UK), followed by a sold-out pop-up run in Toronto.  I'm Doing This for You was developed in residence at the Battersea Arts Centre and directed by Mitchell Cushman. 

As an actor her recent credits include Deborah Pearson's Made Visible (The Yard Theatre), Stan Douglas' live film noir Helen Lawrence (Brooklyn Academy of Music, deSingel Antwerp, Edinburgh International Festival, Munich Kammerspiel, Canadian Stage, Vancouver Arts Club), premieres of Hannah Moscovitch's Infinity (Volcano/Tarragon), George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor (Off-Mirvish/Cnd Rep) and Moss Park (Passe Muraille/Green Thumb), The Other Place (Canadian Stage), The Story (Dora Nomination, Theatre Columbus), and Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury/CBC). 

Haley devised and performed the sold-out The Public Servant with Jennifer Brewin, Sarah McVie and Amy Rutherford, commission by Theatre Columbus (GCTC/MagNorth/Common Boots Theatre).  Theatre Columbus commissioned and produced Haley's play, Weather the Weather, an outdoor winter walk-about show at the Evergreen Brickworks. 

As a writer Haley has developed projects at Playwright Workshop Montreal's Glassco Translation Residency, the Battersea Arts Centre, National Theatre School of Canada, Banff Playwrights' Colony, The Stratford Festival’s Writers' Retreat and the Tarragon Theatre Playwrights' Unit. 

Haley was a member of The Second City Conservatory and she holds a BFA in Acting from Ryerson University. 


"Great fringe theatre - Upstairs from the pub, very intimate stage allowing the audience to become part of the performance."

December 2015