Brian Cochrane in Vampires in Barcelona. Photo by Christine Quintana.
Brian Cochrane in Vampires in Barcelona. Photo by Christine Quintana.

Tell us about your show.

Vampires in Barcelona is the story of the three days I spent in the Catalan capital in 2006. It’s about being away from home for the first time, falling in love, and the magical power of fear. Plus, a heartbroken magician told me to check out a vampire bar, so I did!

Describe your show in three words.

Funny. Offbeat. Sweet.

Why should someone come see your show?

It’s a clever flip on the autobiographical monologue that might just remind you of all kinds of coming-of-age feelings and experiences from your own life.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Which superhero talks a lot and has a silent partner in crime? Are Jay & Silent Bob superheroes? Basically our dynamic is that I prattle on until I stumble upon something funny, then at the end of the day Jamie says a couple of smart things and we pack it in. Jay & Silent Bob. Final answer. (Sorry Jamie.)

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Jamie is also directing Big Sister by Deborah Vogt, so I am stoked for that one.

The Details

Vampires in Barcelona
Arts Umbrella, 1286 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Twitter: @brianmcochrane

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The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 6-16 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.