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The Man That Got Away (A Special Appearance) ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Playwright: Martin Julien
Director: Peter Hinton-Davis


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


December 10th, 2022 – December 18th, 2022


How do we reinhabit the stories that make us who we are? How do those who’ve left us continue to inhabit us? In an intimate performance weaving together music, confessionals, and personal archives, Martin Julien unmaps, through space and time, his queer upbringing as the child of a lesbian mother and gay father in mid-20th-century Toronto.

Exploding the cabaret form, The Man That Got Away grapples with the layers of our performed identities and the plurality of ways that we ‘come out.’ Family secrets, shared histories, and the musical theatre canon come together in this gesture towards a space of liberation, memory, desire, and truth. (


Martin Julien Performer
Tat Austrie Performer
Ben Page Performer

Creative Team

Martin Julien Playwright
Peter Hinton-Davis Director
Stephen Woodjetts Musical Arrangments
Monice Peter Assistant Director
Monice Peter Dramaturge
Sean Mulcahy Set Designer
Sean Mulcahy Costume Designer
Bonnie Beecher Lighting Designer
HAUI Video Designer
Wayne Hawthorne Sound Designer
Darren Shaen Assistant Lighting Designer


Fiona Jones Stage Manager
Amber Pattison Head Technician
Diamond Srey QLAB Programmer
Stephen Woodjetts Consultant
Avril Francis Head of Wardrobe
Sylvia Defend Sewer
Marianna Thomlison Sewer
Carole McDonald Sewer
Sylvia Defend Cutter
Marianna Thomlison Cutter
Carole McDonald Cutter
James McKernan Carpenter
Laura Warren Projection Consultation
Beth Airton Crew
Matt Armour Crew
Samira Banihashemi Crew
Theo Belc Crew
Sarah “Pip” Bradford Crew
Luke Dobson Crew
Mike Dowdell Crew
Kit Norman Crew
El Patey Crew
Darren Shaen Crew
Diamond Srey Crew
Katherine Teed-Arthur Crew
Al Thomson-Hall Crew
Carlos Varela Crew
Van Ward Crew


Rebecca Vandevelde Production Manager
Conrad McLaren Technical Director