Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun
Written and Performed by Janelle Hanna
Lark and Whimsy Theatre Collective - Toronto, ON
V.3 - Alto - Portage Place 
TOP 5 PICK “Bad Baby singlehandedly rescues the concept of meta-narrative at the Fringe.” - Torontoist RAVE REVIEW & STAFF PICK “A true Fringe gem” - Mooney on Theatre OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE “Bold and brave” - NOW Magazine Bad Baby knows all the rules for a great solo show. All of them. And she’s gonna follow the rules because rules control the fun! With exceptional acting skills, unmatched good looks, one balloon arch, and a surprise you can’t miss, we guarantee - “...nothing compares to Bad Baby.” (Torontoist)

Janelle Hanna

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12



Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Nudity, Audience participation

Thu July 18 7:00 PM
Sat July 20 12:00 PM
Sun July 21 10:45 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Mon July 22 5:15 PM
Tue July 23 8:45 PM
Wed July 24 3:30 PM
Fri July 26 10:45 PM
Sat July 27 1:45 PM

Bad Baby Presents: Rules Control the Fun

Lark and Whimsy Theatre Collective—Alto – Portage Place

I hate to write bad reviews. A lot of actors make a living out of doing this and it really pains me to write a downright bad review. On the other hand, I want viewers to get good value for their money. It’s a fine balance that I struggle to teeter.

If I must say negative things, I usually try to be constructive and give as many reasons why I don’t like a show and offer suggestions on how to improve. Somethings, I can’t.

Through the first 50 minutes of this show, I cringed in my seat thinking that I have nothing constructive to say about this show, and I have no suggestions. Well just one—toss the entire thing out and start

Then the last 10 minutes happened.

Yes, she said that she doesn’t want to be like every other one-person (one-woman) show, but what she did there was good, very good. Then we find out that the last 10 minutes could not have occurred without the first 50.

Well that’s a paradox.

Janelle, I guess then, all I can suggest is that I hope you can find a way to improve the first part of your show. I’m sorry but the humour wasn’t funny and the gimmicks weren’t entertaining. The last 10 minutes shows that you can be a superior actor. I hope to see more of that in the future.

Ray Yuen