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Based on her bestselling memoir, Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter tells the story of growing up with a gay father in the 1980s. Woven through music and imagery, the comical monologue moves from Alison’s carefree childhood to the moment she learned, at age twelve, that her family was a tad more complex than she had thought.
The ensuing years were a time of confusion and disbelief, puff pastry and opera, bathhouse raids, scandal and celebration. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, this is a captivating tale of family life: deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging, and full of life’s great lessons in love.
Alison Wearing is a Canadian writer and performer. Her first book was the internationally acclaimed travel memoir Honeymoon in Purdah – an Iranian journey. Her most recent work, Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter, is both a bestselling memoir and a multiple award-winning one-woman play. She lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.