The Four Anglos

Rick Blue

Born: Liverpool, England. Raised: USA and Canada. Lives: In Montreal. University: MA,  Creative Writing, Concordia. Experience: Rock Bands, Jingles, Media music. Sold  shoes at Ogilvy’s. Taught in CEGEP. Worked at CJFM. Wrote columns for The Gazette and Suburban. Writes songs and musicals with Bowser & Blue. Wrote plays for local  theatres. Plays guitar and harmonica. Sings. Tries to write jokes. Nominated for Gemini.  Appeared naked on CTV. Drinks single Malt Whiskey. Drives a Prius. Not all at the  same time.

Josh Freed

Montreal Gazette columnist Josh Freed has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for  Humour – and twice been awarded the National Newspaper Award as Canada’s best  columnist. He is the author of eight books, including the best-selling Anglo Guide to  Survival In Quebec, Fear of Frying and his new Postcards from Pandemica (Our Crazy  Covid Years), a collection of humorous Gazette columns he wrote during Covid.

Josh is  also an award-winning filmmaker who has directed over 25 one-hour documentary films  for CBC, broadcast in over 50 countries. His new film In your Face premieres on The  Nature of Things with David Suzuki in January 2022. He has starred with Terry Mosher  and Bowser and Blue in two plays at the Centaur Theatre and Theatre Lac-Brome,  including The Four Anglos of the Apocalypse.

In 2019, Josh was awarded the Victor  Goldbloom Award for Lifetime Community service – largely for making Montrealers  laugh.

George Bowser

Author and composer George emigrated to Montreal from England in 1970, and has  never recovered. After several years in various ‘rock’ bands in the UK and Montreal (one  of which included Roger Hodgson), and a stint as a journalist at Globe Publications,  where he learned to type, he became the stage-right side of Bowser & Blue in 1979.  They released 3 albums on Montreal’s Justin Time records, and have since recorded a  dozen more CDs on their own “You Guys” label. They have appeared in seven self penned Centaur productions, from “Blokes” (1992), “Schwartz’s – the Musical” (2011), to  “Last Night at the Gayety” (2016). With Josh Freed and Terry Mosher, Rick and George  were also part of “The 4 Anglos of the Apocalypse,” produced by Theatre Lac-Brome.  From 2006 to 2009, George was a city councillor in his home town of Westmount.

Terry Mosher

AISLIN is the pen name that Terry Mosher has used for over fifty years working as a  cartoonist in Montreal, primarily for the newspaper, The Montreal Gazette. Over the  years, Mosher has also freelanced for numerous other publications both in Canada and  internationally. Mosher’s recently published anthology, AISLIN’S FAVOURITE COVID  CARTOONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, is his 52nd book. Recently, a Canadian  postage stamp was issued featuring an Aislin cartoon on the subject of the 1972  Canada-U.S.S.R. hockey series. The recipient of several honorary doctorates and quite  a number of additional awards, Mosher was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in  May 2003. (Perhaps that was because Adrienne Clarkson, the Governor General at that  time, just happened to have an extra medal lying around.)

Directed by Ellen David

An accomplished stage and screen actor, Ellen received accolades including a META,  Winnipeg Theatre Award, and Broadway World Regional Award for My Name is Asher  Lev (Segal Center/RMTC); Outstanding Female Performance ACTRA award for  Surviving My Mother; and the 2015 ACTRA Award of Excellence. Stage highlights:  The Shoplifters, God of Carnage (Centaur Theatre); Marjorie Prime, Travesties (Centre  Segal); The King of Canada (Infinithéatre); the plays of Steve Galluccio; and the U.S.  tour of Porte-Parole’s Seeds. Directing credits include: Clybourne Park, The Book of  Bob, (Centaur); Moonlight and Magnolias, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Theatre  Lac-Brome); The Savannah Sipping Society (Hudson Village Theatre); and The Leisure  Society for Infinithéatre. In November of 2019, Ellen was appointed Executive Artistic  Director of Theatre Lac-Brome in Knowlton, QC.

Production Team

Production Coordinator Kelsey Rae
Opening Soundscape Dimitri Marine
Projection Jean Francois Cialdella/Teknison
Audio Duke Braun