The Four Anglos
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.
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.
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.
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 Coordinator Kelsey Rae
Opening Soundscape Dimitri Marine
Projection Jean Francois Cialdella/Teknison
Audio Duke Braun