2013 Toronto Fringe Festival:
“Sharp writing, a hilarious ensemble and inventive group choreography…”
“an hour of solid, consistent, awe-inspiring magic on that stage, and you’d be a fool to miss it.” (Staff Pick)
“…doomed henchmen get hilarious backstories, before they’re dispatched in enjoyably ludicrous fight scenes.” (Four-And-a-Half Stars)
“The Sex T-Rex team work so well together you’d guess they’d been at it for centuries.” (Top Ten Pick)
2012 Montreal Fringe Festival:
NOMINEE Centaur Theatre Award for Best English Production & Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy
Movement Museum hosted by Allison Burns and Jenn Doan is a dance and movement-focused show that we snuggled our way into. Listen to Kaitlin & Colin gab about the genesis of Callaghan, from improv to script, and the benefit of trusting an audience’s imagination over filling space with props and set pieces.
“This show is a non-stop high energy whirlwind of comedy…”
(Search for SEX T-REX PRESENTS CALLAGHAN) This one is in french, a cool bonus of performing in MTL “Callaghan! est un exercice de style tout à fait réussi”
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE) “…runs through every action movie cliche known in a fine sendup that plasters time travel and 80s-era Prince onto an Indiana Jones-style canvas.”
“The fight scenes are terrific…”
“The precise physical comedy and great script makes for an exciting, accessible adventure story.”
2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival:
Apt613 (An advance article on must-see shows at Ottawa Fringe):
Advance reports from the Montreal Fringe Festival suggest this is hilarious. Every night is a new “episode” of an action/adventure series, improvised from ideas collected through social media and live audience suggestions.
Brilliantly performed by Toronto comedy group Sexual Tyrannosaurus (Sex T-Rex) —five guys who play fifty roles (even Callaghan’s long lost love, Muriel)—their style is the opposite of pretentiousness, which can all-too-easily creep into improv. These guys just look like they’re having fun: nerdy, nerdy, fun. Not to mention that instead of relying on the f-word, puns, and dildo innuendo, the show employs quick wit and an immense amount of physical comedy…
Jack Callaghan- international adventurer and seeker of justice. What will he do next? That’s entirely up to you in this hilarious improvisational, audience-centric comedy. Although there were minor things to be worked on- the music was slightly too loud for the classroom space and sometimes the blocking could have been just a little bit better- overall this performance was a delight. The Toronto comedy troupe Sexual Tyrannosaurus (Sex T-Rex) does a great job of presenting a funny sketch based on the exciting life of Callaghan. Particularly impressive was their ability to keep the play from rambling, as so often happens in improv. The actors really came together with just enough self consciousness to do away with any possibilities of pretentiousness. A great comedy that had the audience cracking up in their seats.