Photos by Michael Cooper

"A dazzling night at the theatre ... Mac Fyfe seems to have been born to

play Pierre Trudeau ... one of the best shows that make up Michael Hollingsworth's

series The History of the Villageof the Small Huts." -Toronto Star

This Spring Trudeau returns once again to the political stage, for two plays performed in repertoire
at SoulPepper's home in the Historic Distillery District. Join us for the return of TRUDEAU and the FLQ
and the brilliant new production TRUDEAU and LEVESQUE

"Mac Fyfe's brilliant burlesque of Trudeau makes this production a must-see ... Yes, everyone should

bring their kids to see The History of the Village of the Small Huts and, if we're lucky, they'll be

able to bring their kids too, in another generation." -Globe and Mail


Canada's History Plays

The History of the Village of the Small Huts

The achievement of playwright Michael Hollingsworth MH in Canoe
and his celebrated ensemble of actors and designers is without precedent. Since 1985 they have created more than twenty plays whose stories arc over centuries of time, dramatising our history from Chief Donnacona and Jacques Cartier to Prime Minister Mulroney and President George Bush.

Internationally-renowned designers Astrid Janson and Andrew Moro use the most economical materials to produce spectacular effects of costume and light, enabling seven superb actors to portray dozens of characters who embody an era, who conjure the drama of the debates and compromises that forge a nation.

The Great War, 2010

VideoCabaret’s work is recognized by dozens of Dora Awards and scores of Nominations. In 2011, the Silver Ticket Award for outstanding contribution to the Canadian Theatre was given to Michael Hollingsworth by previous honourees. Last season’s The War of 1812 won Dora Awards for Acting Ensemble, Direction and Costume Design, and also earned nominations in the categories of Lighting, Sound and Production.



“Anyone who can make Canadian history this witty and amusing deserves a medal --
the Order of Canada perhaps?”

- Toronto Star

“VideoCabaret put the ‘story’ back into history, and the result is hilarious and irresistible.”
- CBC Radio

“VideoCabaret is a theatrical treasure.”
- Globe & Mail

Red River Rebellion, 2005The War of 1812, 2012The Life and Times of Mackenzie King, 2011




& The FLQ



The War of 1812

Mackenzie King







The famous interview with Pierre Trudeau...



Featuring photography, press, video and other items created for the premiere presentations
of Michael's Trudeau and the FLQ (1997), and Trudeau and the PQ (1998).

Trudeau and the PQ


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Trudeau and the FLQ


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Merci, merci, milles fois merci.

VideoCabaret gratefully acknowledges support from the following
individuals and organizations ...


Bruce & Elda Ratford, The Westaway Charitable Foundation
The McLean Foundation, The Ed Mirvish Family Charitable Foundation, 401 Richmond
Cathy & Barry Joslin, J. H. Kluge, John McKellar, Stephen Smith, Paul Thompson, Mark & Bettie Tullis, Margie Zeidler

David Ackerman, Miriam Adams, Gordon & Kathleen Agar, James Aldridge & Vinetta Strombergs
Hrant & Sheila Alianak, Robert Allsopp, Owen Anderson, Tony Benettar, Avie Bennett, Cynthia Benoit-Sarrazin
Bob Bernecky, Anne & Bob Bower, Alan Bridle, Stephen Bush, Lesley Byrne, Ken Cameron, Olive Chester
Michael Cooper, M. Crook, E&R Diesenhaus, Elsie Dollekamp, Lisa Douglas
Paul & Anne Marie Ferraro, Sian Ferguson, Barbara Fingerote, Michele Fisher, Mary Finlay, David Fox
Michael Frater, Anita Gaffney, John Gilbert, Mallory Gilbert, Della Golland, Bill Graham, Carmen Grant, Beverly Harris
Marni Jackson, Walda Janson, Matthew Jocelyn, Ted Johns, Jon Kaplan, Karen & Allan Kazmer, DD Kugler
Jim LeFrancois, Laurence J. Lewis, Greg Lichti, Steven Lico, Diana Macpherson & Jeffrey D'Hondt in memory of Jay Macpherson
Jason Logan Harris, Ron & Pam Mazza, Daniel David Moses, Noel Mowat, Christian Mueller, Stephen Otto, Walter & Victoria Prystawski
Teresa Przybylski, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Trevor Raymond, Paul Renton, Lillian Roth, Sandy Stagg
Julia P. Stavreff, Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak, Brad Stephenson, Ann Stuart, Eloise Thurier, Robert Wallace
Mary Wentz , Mary Williamson, Barbara Yip, Morden Yolles