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Child of Sunday


Child of Sunday

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Attic: AUG 3-27 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Child of Sunday

In this new work by Elisa Riddington, Child of Sunday examines the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the “ordinary people” in our communities. The single mother trying to balance it all – The desperate souls looking for the promise of redemption – The smiling faces wearing a public mask to conceal their private pain - The fanatics – The phonies and the fraudulent.

Told through stories of lived experience and a heterogeneous mix of songs, Child of Sunday examines what brings people together, lending a voice to the broken and the quietly brave. This is a show applauding the people we all know who do not seek fame or notoriety yet have a profound impact in shaping our community and bringing colour and depth to our world in the constant search for connection and hope.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 9, 2023    Ed Fringe Review

Riddington’s moving portrait of her family and community shows us exactly what religion should be: a helping hand to those in need, a source of hope and guidance, but never a source of oppression or opprobrium and never an instrument of exploitation. This is absolutely not a show I would have seen had I not been assigned to review it, but I am very glad I did. Click Here For Review

August 8, 2023    Broadway World

...There are some genuinely heartfelt and even educational moments within the show: as someone also brought up in the church, it was nice to hear more about the slightly mysterious art form of flag-waving worship – with the key flag colours and manoeuvres outlined to those in attendance, along with Riddington’s humorous alternative names for this cloth-based choreography.... Click Here For Review

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Child of Sunday