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BAD BABY PRESENTS: RULES CONTROL THE FUN

"What happens at Fringe, stays at Fringe."

Lark & Whimsy's second production, Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun, written and performed by Janelle Hanna, directed by Briana Brown and stage managed by Erin Vandenberg, premiered at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. The play features Hanna’s clown character, Bad Baby, and beautifully explores failure and vulnerability. We received a rave review from Mooney on Theatre, who called the show “a wonderful reminder of how much we have to give to live our passion” and “a true Fringe gem.” Mark Kay of Torontoist wrote, “Bad Baby singlehandedly rescues the concept of meta-narrative at the Fringe” and named the show one of Torontoist’s Top Ten Picks of the Fringe, while Glenn Sumi of NOW Magazine cited Hanna as one of the Top Solo Performers of the Fringe.

Rave review from Mooney on Theatre & Included on Mooney's Staff recommendation List

one of the Torontoist's Five Fantastic Picks At FRINGE. 

"Emotionally moving...flawless...a true Fringe gem." - Dustin George, Mooney on Theatre. "Bold and brave." - Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine. "Janelle Hanna is a stand out comedy star." -Melissa Domingos, The Theatre Reader. "Bad Baby singlehandedly rescues the concept of meta-narrative at the Fringe...a genuinely winning, sometimes outright hilarious and awkwardly painful sense of humour." - Mark Kay, Torontoist. 

Janelle Hanna as Bad Baby. Photo by Scott Murdoch - Five by Five Photography.

Janelle Hanna as Bad Baby. Photo by Scott Murdoch - Five by Five Photography.

Production photos by Chris Baker.

creative team

Janelle Hanna (Playwright/Bad Baby)

Janelle Hanna (Playwright/Bad Baby)

Briana Brown (Director/Dramaturge)

Briana Brown (Director/Dramaturge)

Stage Manager (Erin Vandenberg)

Stage Manager (Erin Vandenberg)

Gabriel Cropley (Lighting Designer)

Gabriel Cropley (Lighting Designer)

Chris Baker (Producer)

Chris Baker (Producer)