Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour

Shakespeare’s most delightful and deplorable character, Sir John Falstaff, has lived large and loud.  Arriving at his “final scene”, he confronts disappointment, confusion, and a world which is anxious to leave him behind.

His long-suffering landlady and her soldier husband must find a way to usher Falstaff out Death’s door, which is several sizes too small for him.

Internationally renowned Calgary playwright John Murrell’s first new play in four years is ushered into life by the irrepressible One Yellow Rabbit ensemble.

* $15 tickets for the Preview performance of Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour on October 25th @ 8:00 pm, will be available exclusively at the door of the theatre one hour before showtime. Based on availability. Guarantee your seat in advance by purchasing a full-price ticket online, in person, or by phone.


Cheap Seats Review: Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour
- CBC Eyeopener, Oct. 31, 2016

Review: Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour A Playful Romp
- Calgary Herald, Oct. 28, 2016

Actor and Playwright John Murrell 
- CBC Eyeopener, Oct. 26, 2016

John Murrell Talks Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour and How He Identifies with Shakespeare's Crowd Favourite Villain 
- Swerve Magazine, Oct. 25, 2016

Calgary Playwright John Murrell Stands For Fat Jack’s Final Fall
- Metro, Oct. 25, 2016

Hobson: Falstaff Rises Again at Arts Commons
- Calgary Herald, Oct. 20, 2016

2016 - October 25 - November 5 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
Written by John Murrell  •  Directed by Blake Brooker
Performed by John Murrell, Denise Clarke and Andy Curtis
Stage Manager: Johanne Deleeuw  •  Set Designer: Gregg Casselman  •  Sound Designer: Peter Moller  •  Technician: Geoff Buchanan  •  Costumer: Katie Klingvall

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John Murrell

John Murrell is among Canada’s most frequently produced playwrights, whose plays – including Waiting For The Parade, Memoir, Farther West, and Taking Shakespeare – have been performed in more than 30 countries around the world.  He is also a translator, the author of four opera libretti, an arts activist, mentor, and consultant.  Murrell is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence, and a recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.  One Yellow Rabbit’s premiere production of his play Death In New Orleans won a prestigious Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival.

Johanne Deleeuw

Johanne is thrilled to be back working with One Yellow Rabbit again.  Her last show with them was Smash Cut Freeze in 2011.  Johanne also regularly stage manages for Alberta Theatre Projects, where she just finished working on John Murrell’s Waiting For the Parade.  She will also be the stage manager for OYR’s Rodeo show, All The Little Animals I Have Eaten in January, and she will finish off her season at Vertigo Theatre with The Drowning Girls.  Johanne lives in Calgary with her wonderful husband, Tim.  In her meager spare time, she loves to knit.  Johanne was this year’s recipient of the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production.

Gregg Casselman

Gregg is very happy to be working with his old friends at One Yellow Rabbit again. In the past they have collaborated on projects such as Munich Now, Kawasaki Exit, In Klezskavania, and Doing Leonard Cohen, among others.

Gregg studied art and industrial design at the University of Calgary. When he’s not busy with OYR, Gregg is the exhibit co-ordinator at the National Music Centre.

Peter Moller

Peter is a long time associate of Calgary’s beloved One Yellow Rabbit and is very pleased to be working with this powerhouse group of theatre creators. He has run Egg Press Co., a graphic and sound design establishment, since just before OYR itself was created. Peter is the recipient of a number of awards and nominations for theatre sound designs. It has been his good fortune to collaborate with many of Calgary’s widely diverse theatre companies. In the 80s, Peter and Richard McDowell were the bass and drums rhythm section of Calgary punkers The Rip Chords. This sound design is for my friend, Richard.

Geoff Buchanan

Geoff Buchanan hails from Sarnia, Ontario and has been a proud Calgarian for 3 years.  He joins the team with 6 years of professional experience in technical theatre and a diploma from London, Ontario’s Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology. He has been a part of 3 previous shows for OYR (Radioheaded 3: A Listening Party to Watch, Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour and All The Little Animals I Have Eaten) as well as the High Performance Rodeo. He is extremely thankful to be a part of this fantastic team of individuals and can’t wait to see what they do next! 

Katie Klingvall

Katie Klingvall has worked in Wardrobe for most of her life, specializing in costume crafts and bling mastery. While most of her time has been at Theatre Calgary, she did run away to Macau, China, to join the circus a few years ago. But Calgary and its theatre community is where she will always be at home.

She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support during the darkest moments.