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Soulpepper Theatre presents “Age Is A Feeling” in association w/Luminato Festival Toronto


Soulpepper Theatre proudly presents the Canadian Premiere of Age is a Feeling, the award-winning smash hit by Dora-award-winning artist Haley McGee (The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale). The show will run May 29 -June 16, 2024, at Soulpepper Theatre in association with the Luminato Festival Toronto.

Olivier-nominated and Fringe-First winning Age is a Feeling premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 before transferring to Soho Theatre in London for two sold-out runs. Inspired by hospices, mystics, and trips to the cemetery, this solo show wrestles with our endless chances to change course while we’re alive. It is a covert rallying cry against cynicism and regret—a call to seize our time. 

What theatre critics are saying

Written and performed by Haley McGee, this never-the-same-twice show is a gripping story about how our relationship with mortality shapes the way we live. Inspired by real-life conversations and research, Age is a Feeling is the story of one person’s life from their 25th birthday until the end: exploring the glorious and melancholy unknowability of human life, the joys and tragedies of getting older, and the sides of people we never see. 

At every performance, the audience chooses to hear six of twelve stories dipping in and out of one person’s lifespan as it unfolds across the show. Depending on the audience’s choices, 180 different potential versions can be heard with different combinations of stories. Age is a Feeling has also been translated into multiple languages. It is touring in China and will open in Brazil, Germany, India, and Turkey in respective languages, with local artists and creative teams. 

We are thrilled to welcome back Haley McGee to Soulpepper with the North American premiere of Age is a Feeling. We eagerly awaited her return after the extraordinary run of The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale here at Soulpepper in 2022.,” siad  Weyni Mengesha, Artistic Director. “Hailey is a visionary artist. Her storytelling is so masterful and precise yet deeply personal, sincere, and moving at the same time. Soulpepper audiences would have first seen a glimpse of Age is a Feeling in Soulpepper’s Fresh Ink Series in 2020. Since then, it has been making waves, premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, garnering an Olivier nomination, a Fringe First Award, and two sold-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. We have been waiting four years for this moment, and I can’t wait for audiences to experience it,” said Mengesha.

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