Ginger Nation

  • Storytelling
  • 9:45pm (1 hour)
  • 3-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2013
  • The Dram House
  • Free
Ginger Nation. Shawn Hitchins. Copyright: Perfectly Normal Productions.

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Storytelling starring Shawn Hitchins performed on the following days in August 2013...

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Shawn Hitchins' fiery account as a sperm donor to a lesbian couple is hilarious and heartfelt. On his personal mission to repopulate the earth with redheads, Hitchins recounts memories from adolescence, brushes with celebrity, feats of masturbation, and discovers what it means to be ginger and proud. Hitchins has toured North America and the UK. He hosts events for the Luminato Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Sing-a-Long-a UK. 'A one-man flash mob' ( 'A funny and gifted performer who could easily host a late-night talk show' ( 'Toronto's favourite feisty and fiery redhead' (

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Somewhere in the distance is a faint glow, a beacon of luminosity, a flicker of light... Is it a torch? No! Is it wildfire? No! Is it a volcano seconds from eruption? Hell no! But it is pale, it is fiery and it is freckled: It's Shawn Hitchins and his Ginger Nation.

Crossing the pond and heading to Edinburgh in 2013 is Canadian actor-come-comic-come-performer Shawn Hitchins with his hilarious and heartfelt show Ginger Nation. Having debuted in the UK at Edinburgh in 2011 with Survival of the Fiercest, Hitchins returns to blow his load over audiences with his account as a sperm donor to a lesbian couple during a three week run at Dram House at the Free Fringe.

Fighting back against 'Kick a Ginger Day' and the circling gangs of ginger-bashing gingerists, proud-to-be-pale Hitchins shares his personal mission to repopulate the earth with red-headed comrades with tales of his adolescence, brushes with celebrity and admirable feats of masturbation that'll leave your mouths wide open.

Hitchins has toured North America and the UK selling out shows and thrilling his audiences, shared the screen with Rebbeca Romijn, Russell Peters, Loretta Devine, Mary Walsh and Donald Sutherland, acted as a panellist on the first season of MTV's 1Girl5Gays and, last but not least, made his own ginger-gened donation to the posterity of human race.