Actor and writer Gillian English (Drag Queen Stole My Dress, Love in the Time of Time Machines) won’t be spending August on stage, because she’s been capped to play for Canada in the International Football Cup (Aussie rules) Down Under. It’s expensive to send a team halfway across the world to compete, though, so English is calling in favours from fellow theatre and comedy folks for Send Gill Down Under, a fundraiser show. The bill includes recent Fringe star Rebecca Perry (Confessions of a Redheaded Shopgirl), Ladystache’s Steph Tolev, host Ron Sparks, and many more.
This month’s edition of Laughable, the comedy showcase hosted by Nick Flanagan and Steph Tolev (who will be late to this one), includes the usual strong assortment of standup comics, like Rebecca Kohler and DJ Demers. But also on the bill are The Sufferettes (Becky Johnson and Kayla Lorette) the improv duo whose Tour of Toronto continues throughout July. The stage at Unlovable is quite small, so it’ll be interesting to see how the ladies adapt.