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Eye Magazine

"Brilliant cast re-creates the first 7 days in a polished musical destined for a broader and certainly mainstream audience."


Now Magazine NNNN

"...under director Geoffrey Whynot, the performers, especially Mark Allan and Julie Martell as the first couple, offer some winning work."


Toronto Star Highly Recommended

"Thanks to a melodious score and a talented cast, you probably won't find a more entertaining Fringe entry around than Welcome to Eden: Population 2. Mark Allan (Adam), Julie Martell (Eve), Robert Laughton (Lucifer) and Brett McCaig (Voice of God) are about as charming a bunch as you could hope to meet. And when they're raising their voices in one of Mark Selby's infectious tunes, you'll think that you couldn't spend a better 90 minutes anywhere...

..You'll want to go for Allan's wholesome good looks matched with awesome singing, Martell's little-girl-turned-woman appeal, Laughton's manically comic glee and McCaig's triple-threat voice work as God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. As a $10 Fringe show, it's the best bargain in town. "



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National Post

"...This prequel of sorts to Godspell and Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat is produced by Derrick Chua, the man behind previous crowd-pleasers like BoyGroove, Top Gun! The Musical and Lust's Labour's Lost."


Toronto Star

"...This musical is one of those projects with a pedigree so good you almost feel it can't fail. Its producer, Derrick Chua, has a kind of Midas touch when it comes to the Fringe and he will always be fondly remembered in my books for having brought us Top Gun: The Musical. The multi-project-ing McWood has written the book and another high-powered talent, Mark Selby, is in charge of the score.

And to top it off, how many actresses reverse the usual process by appearing on Broadway and at the Shaw Festival before coming to the Fringe? Well, that's what's happened to Julie Martell, who's appearing as that apple-toting temptress, Eve.

Martell (a Toronto Mamma Mia! veteran) understudied the title role of Gypsy on Broadway, appearing many times opposite its star, Bernadette Peters, and she then went on to play the role last summer at the Shaw Festival. She should be a welcome guest to the Fringe..."


Toronto Sun

"...What to look for: ...See Welcome To Eden (at the Tarragon) because Derrick Chua is producing and he doesn't mess around"


Toronto Sun

The Apple of his eye: Derrick Chua is a true Fringe player


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