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Runs from Tuesday April 16 2024 to Sunday April 21 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes


Highland Arts Theatre Presents


by Kat Sandler

Directed by Birdie Gregor


For the first time in 6 years, catch the HAT Classic from our Original 2015 Season that's won awards across the province: Punch Up!

What happens when the Most Pathetic Man That Ever Existed kidnaps The Funniest Man Alive to make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh? You’ll find out at PUNCH UP! Toronto’s hottest playwright (credits include: SUCKER, WILD WOMAN, & Dora-Winner MUSTARD) returns to Cape Breton with this darkly comic love letter to comedy.

Starring: Wesley J. Colford, Nick Porteous, and Hilary Scott

OUTSTANDING: Production, Ensemble, Direction, AND winner of “Patron’s Pick” —NOW Best of T.O.

WINNER OF Best in Festival at the 2014 Toronto Fringe & 2015 Atlantic Fringe

“Gives the best TV comedies a run for their money.” — NOW Magazine.

“Sandler’s script doesn’t even give you a chance to catch your breath from one joke before you’re onto laughing at the next one.” —Mooney on Theatre

“BUCKLE UP. A hilarious and surprising antidote to sadness.” — Doktor Luke’s Blog 2017

NOTE: This trailer was made for our original production in 2015. This event is not 19+, although viewer discretion is advised due to Mature Language.


Highland Arts Theatre - Sydney, NS


April 16 to 21, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm

Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

There is no intermission for this program.


Recommended for ages 16 and up with warnings of Mature Language and... "F Bombs"


Adult Admission: $27.00 +HST

Ages 23 & Under Admission: $17.00 +HST

Pay-What-You-Choose Preview Admission on April 16

Select Seats available for Free every performance while supplies last thanks to Radical Access.

All sales final.

Part of the 2024 Winter-Spring Season.

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

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