The Grim Reaper meets his match in Mrs Fischer, a stubborn senior whose will to live is a force to be reckoned with. Equal parts hilarious and touching, this award-winning physical comedy is the story of a tenacious granny who comes face to face with the Grim Reaper, himself and must put up the fight of her life to escape his definitive grip.
Grim and Fischer is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form that audiences have described as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar. The show has been touring the continent since 2011 and leaving sold-out houses and delighted audiences in its wake. Don’t miss this profoundly fun and heartwarming show that the CBC describes as “Utter magic” and the Globe and Mail as “Powerful, surprising, and, yes, moving.”
Grim and Fischer is recommended for a general audience, ages 10 – adult.
About the Wonderheads
Wonderheads is a physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form which has been described as “Utter magic” (CBC) and “Powerful, surprising and moving” (The Globe and Mail). The co-founding ‘heads’ of WONDERHEADS are Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix, who came together in 2009 resolved to conjure a little magic and wonder into the world. Armed with their respective careers in the professional theatre and a shared background in the most curious of MFA degrees (Ensemble Based Physical Theatre, Dell’Arte International) they set out to create their first show, Grim and Fischer, the story of a feisty grandmother who battles it out with the Grim Reaper himself. This show served as a launchpad for the company and over the past decade, they have developed four original productions: Grim and Fischer, LOON, The Middle of Everywhere, and The Wilds, which they have toured to festivals and performing arts centres throughout Canada and the United States. In 2013 the company was named one of ten Scion Motivate finalists, a US national contest recognizing entrepreneurs in the creative arts. The WONDERHEADS also frequently engage in a variety of outreach and teaching activities including workshops, in-depth residencies, lecture demonstrations and masterclasses. When not the road, the WONDERHEADS call beautiful Victoria, BC home.