Five shows you should check out at the Vancouver Fringe Festival before it is too late.

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival is quickly coming to a close, with just three more days to take in shows.

Our theatre critic Mark Robins has chosen five shows from those he was able to take in (and with tickets still available) that he thinks you should check out before it is too late:

1. How I Killed My Nan

One of two Fringe shows this year exploring dying with dignity, comedian Dion Arnold tells the consistently funny but heartfelt story of the woman he called “Geams”. Arnold’s final show is Friday, September 13 at 8pm at the Dockside Lounge on Granville Island. Tickets are available at

2. You Belong Here

Master storyteller Martin Dockery creates a wonderful world in his latest solo show that begins as a travelogue of sorts, and ends with a new beginning. Dockery’s final performance takes place Saturday, September 14 at 4:30pm at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive. Tickets are available at

3. Fake Ghost Tours 2: Journey to the Other Side (of Granville Island)

Don’t let this weekend’s predicted rains keep you from taking in the Ghost Bros’ return to Granville Island in a sequel worth walking for. Abdul Aziz and Shawn O’Hara depart from the Picnic Pavilion on Granville Island with five more shows. Tickets are available at

4. Amelie

West Moon Theatre presents a beautifully realized production in this musical stage adaptation of the 2001 film. You won’t find a better deal at the Fringe for a full-on large cast musical with a live band. There are just three performances left at the Firehall Arts Centre in East Vancouver. Tickets are available at

5. Pretending Things Are a Cock

Its sophomoric title will be a turn-off for some, but Australian Jon Bennett surprises with his storytelling in this solo show about, well, you know. Bennett continues at the False Creek Gym with two more performances. Tickets are available at

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival continues on Granville Island and other locations through the city until September 15. Visit for tickets and information.