About the Show

Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!

Sweet-as-pie and sharp-as-nails, award-winning drag clown Pearle Harbour is the nation’s premiere tragicomedienne. “One of the most engaging and thoughtful performance artists around” (NOW Magazine), Pearle’s gonzo original works have been presented to rave critical and audience acclaim in sold-out houses cross-country, including some of the most prestigious stages in Canada, featured on CBC-Gem, and published in Canadian Theatre Review. In English.

Developed over five years of live performance, Agit Pop! is an ever-changing collection of Pearle’s most hilarious and heart-wrenching short acts. Accompanied by musical director Stella Conway, Agit-Pop! reimagines the number-one hits of David Bowie, Judy Garland, Roy Orbison, Tom Waits, and more, in ways you’ve never heard before.

09.30 21h-22h15
Le Gesù, 1200 Rue de Bleury, Montreal
English / 14 +

$29.50 Regular

​“Pearle has emerged as one of the most engaging, thoughtful performance artists around.” NOW Magazine

​”Glamorous, poised, and devastatingly funny.” Xtra Magazine

​”Combines the perfectionist aesthetic of a Stepford Wife, the optimism of a scout leader, and the dry rapport of a lounge singer.” The Toronto Star

​”Bizarre and extraordinary … a persona that borders on mythic proportions.” My Entertainment World

Pearle Harbour

Accolades include the Audience Choice Award (SummerWorks), Outstanding Solo Performance (My Entertainment World), Dora Mavor-Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Performance and Costume Design, and the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Award for a Canadian Theatre Performer.


Joined by director Rebecca Ballarin and musical director Tago Mago (Stella Conway), Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop! comes to Les Festival des Clowns by way of the Stratford Festival, before heading off to Queens University, Nova Scotia (King’s Theatre, Mermaid Theatre, Chester Playhouse) and New Brunswick (Capitol Theatre, Fredericton Playhouse, and Imperial Theatre).