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PRESS for DOC WUTHERGLOOM’S HAUNTED MEDICINE SHOW

Mooney on Theatre "Woolfe was fantastic, seamlessly transitioning from sequence to sequence and showing some very impressive voice work."


Torontoist "Doc Wuthergloom, is a charlatan of the first degree, with all sorts of entertaining stories up his sleeve—and many different tricks as well"

 

 

 

 

Eldritch Theatre’s inaugural work, The Strange & Eerie Memoirs of Billy Wuthergloom premiered at Summerworks 1999 where it won rave revues and an honourable mention for the Jury Award for Best Play. It was then expanded and remounted at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in April of 2000, and for a third time at London’s Grand Theatre. Wuthergloom is a musical play for solo actor, live musician and a bevy of creepy puppets designed and operated by the performer, Woolfe. Robert Crew of the Toronto Star called it, “quirky, funny, unusual and certainly worth a look” and declared it his favourite play of Summerworks ’99. Jon Kaplan of NOW Magazine said Wuthergloom was “charming and chilling at the same time… NNNN.” 

 

Since, Eldritch Theatre has won 3 Dora Awards: 

Joanne Dente, Outstanding design. Grendelmaus
Melanie McNeill, Outstanding design. Madhouse Variations
Christine Brubaker, Outstanding performance. The Babysitter

 

"In the world of punk-tinged, Victorian-gothic puppeteering,

Eric Woolfe must rank near the very top." -  The Globe and Mail

MEDIA + PRESS

PRESS for HOUSE AT POE CORNER

Mooney on Theatre "A spooky brew of Winnie-the-Pooh and Edgar Allan Poe haunts Toronto theatre audiences​"

Now Magazine "A great way to continue the Halloween spirit, especially if you’re a fan of Poe or Milne" NNN 

Culture Trip's 2015 Top 5 Shows to See

 

PRESS for FRANKENSTEIN'S BOY

Torontoist's 2014 "Toronto’s Spookiest Stage Shows"

barcza blog "Woolfe and co-conspirator Perehinec create a horde of creatures with varying degrees of humanity, a multitude of voices, body-shapes, and impersonations.​"

 

 

PRESS for THE HARROWING OF BRIMSTONE McREEDY

Dora Nomination: Oustanding New Play + Performance

NOW Magazine NNNN "Eric Woolfe’s magic-infused puppet show about a Klondike Gold Rush-era con man is a sure bet."

Mooney on Theatre "Woolfe’s usage of his weird little puppets...it really managed to subvert my expectations for a “puppet show”.

Life with More Cowbell "...spellbinding, diabolically funny..."

Mind Reels "virtuoso solo performance by Eric Woolfe.... The stunning card work is front and centre, and the post-show performance is even more up close, and equally gob-smackingtricks."

Indie Critic "Woolfe has a credibility and emotional resonance that gives him particular power on stage.​"

Geektropolis Top 9 Halloween Events in Toronto

PRESS for MADHOUSE VARIATIONS
Dora Award Winner: Oustanding Design


Now Magazine NNNN "Woolfe draws on deal with possession, demons, mechanical dolls and sex, sometimes all mixed together in an always-clever staging that includes brains, entrails and various forms of dismemberment."

Mooney on Theatre "
Highly creative, superbly written, and brilliantly performed, puppet theatre has taken on a whole new meaning!​"

Now Magazine - Making a Madhouse Feature: 
"
Woolfe can wring laughs from horror stories as ingeniously as Nightmare On Elm Street's Freddy Krueger can pile up corpses."