Welcome to Canada, Hugh Hughes

Sioned, Twm and I (Hugh Hughes, emerging artist from Wales – North Wales, Anglesey, Llangefni to be precise), have arrived at the first stop of our Canadian tour: Vancouver.

It’s not been too long since we last performed Floating (over at Dublin Theatre Festival as part of The Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes) and so it hasn’t felt too difficult to unpack the show and start again.

We’re very excited to be part of the PuSh Festival here in the city and are getting nicely settled in to our temporary home at the Arts Club Theatre.

The main purpose of this entry is really to welcome any new members of the Hugh Hughes community – by that I mean anyone who has come to see the show already. You’ll know fellow members by spotting anyone wearing one of the special badges I hand out at each performance.

It’s been a pleasure to see you at the theatre and now I hope everyone will make you feel at home here at the Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes online.

If you are new, please do have a good look around. There’s plenty to see. One possible starting point might be to head to this page where I try and share a little bit more about myself.

And it’s always great to feel connected to you so do please sign up to my mailing list (via the simple form up towards the top of the right-hand column of this website) and/or join me on Twitter or Facebook.

I thought you might also like to see what it’s like being an artist at something like the PuSh Festival here in Vancouver. I made this film a few years ago after a visit to a different festival in Prague. But I’m hoping the experience of meeting new people, both audiences and other artists will be much the same during our time in Canada.


Projects: Floating.

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3 Responses to Welcome to Canada, Hugh Hughes

  1. Tim Watkins says:

    Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the matinee performance of Floating on Saturday. I was delighted. Being 50, I don’t get delighted much anymore, so full credit to you.

    I sat through a big-budget performance of “August: Osage County” later that same night. The director’s notes told me that play was also about the loss of connection, but I thought it could have done with more laminated pocket cards and less melodrama to make the point. So, you won. I have even insisted my reprobate university student son go and see you in Victoria.

    Thanks to you both, and enjoy your time in British Columbia!

  2. Lee Fraser says:

    Just wanted to drop a note to say thank you. We don’t go to a lot of theatre because we don’t usually enjoy it. Not a lot of positive reinforcement to go again. My boyfriend’s brother and his wife couldn’t make it to the show so they gave their tickets to us, and we grudingly took them, thinking … let’s try again. Well! What a delightful experience! The improv with the ladies from Thornhill and the guy from France put it over the top. Really had fun and just wanted to say thank you. Enjoy the rest of your time here in our beautiful, fun, warm (for the moment) city!

    So sorry we weren’t able to stay for the Q&A, but we already had a previously booked 9:30 engagement, so we were part of the sorry crowd who left before the Q&A. I wish we had been able to stay for that.

  3. Toni says:

    Hugh Hughes, you were absolutely amazing. I was having an off day, all my friends are in other countries, boyfriends in Alberta and my parents having a dinner party so I needed to get out of the house.
    I decided to go see floating…
    Made my day! I wish I could have shared it with some of the wonderful people in my life, but unfortunately it was the last show in T.O.
    Please come back soon!

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