Mochrie/Sherwood to Headline for World Festival of Children’s Theatre

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colinFor the first time in North America, the world’s children will come to Canada for the World Festival of Children’s Theatre and Colin and Brad are helping make it happen.

Well-known Canadian comedian Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and his co-conspirator, Brad Sherwood, will headline an evening of improv comedy called An Evening with Colin and Brad. The event will take place at the Stratford Festival Theatre September 14 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available through the Stratford Festival box office:

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After last last fall’s high-energy, hilarious show, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are returning to Stratford on MONDAY, SEP. 14 2015 at the Stratford Festival Theatre. In their own words:

The world’s funniest improv show, featuring the brilliant comic stylings of Brad Sherwood and his addle-brained sidekick, Colin Mochrie. It is the longest running international improv show on planet earth, we think. – Brad Sherwood

An evening of interactive comedy with big belly laughs supplied by improv icon Colin Mochrie and eye candy for the visually impaired by Brad Sherwood. The most fun you can have with a theatre full of people that’s legal and doesn’t include washing up. – Colin Mochrie

Here are some things you should know:

– The evening starts at 8 pm.

– The performance is completely made up on the spot (aka “improvised”!) and has no intermission.

– It’s not suitable for babes in arms, but is (from Colin and Brad’s point of view) safe for families, and teens will love it. Colin and Brad are not responsible for audience suggestions.

– Bring tissues, so you can dry your tears of laughter.

– The entire show is driven by audience participation. Audience members yell out suggestions and Colin and Brad do the rest. Expect the unexpected!

About the World Festival of Children’s Theatre

Proceeds from both events will support the World Festival of Children’s Theatre, making its North American debut in Stratford in June, 2016. This prestigious multi-national theatre festival, produced by the International Amateur Theatre Association (AITA), celebrates theatre “for children by children,” and will bring up to 500 young thespians aged 7-15 to Stratford for 10 days of performances, workshops and academic events.

The Festival began in Lingen, Germany in 1990, with a mandate to bring the world’s young people together to share each other’s stories and culture through theatre. In 1990, children from 20 countries (Austria, Cameroon, Czechoslovakia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, USA and Yugoslavia) came to Lingen under the slogan “Children play and dance for Children”.

The Festival has since been held every two years, returning every fourth year to its home base in Lingen. Each country’s festival has reflected its own culture, and allowed children to show each other how they work in theatre, and to share both their ideas and their views of the world. Previous host countries include:

  • Antalya, Turkey (1992)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (1996)
  • Toyama, Japan (2000)
  • Havana, Cuba (2004)
  • Moscow, Russia (2008)
  • Stratford, Canada (2016)

For further information about the 14th World Festival of Children’s Theatre, please contact:

Leanne Perreault

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