Yukon Ho! (Tall Tales from the Great White North)

Theatre (comedy, dance)

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  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Comic dance-theatre conceived and performed by Yukon born ‘Intrepid’ Jen. This is the story of Jen’s life and survival in the remote wilds of the Yukon Territory, Northern Canada... and her ultimate escape. A boisterously laugh-out-loud, cabaret-style survival guide to an unbelievably mad life in the frozen north, home to the coldest temperature ever recorded in North America, where tossing chainsaws is entertainment. Dark, fearless, original and bizarre, you’ll laugh, holler, quaff very questionable cocktails and learn to be Bear Aware. And it’s all (mostly) true... **** (List).

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Upper Church – 27 steps from the lower church entrance – 5 steps down, then 51 steps up from the rear car park entrance
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Signed performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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Marlon Meiklejohn 82 days ago

Highly entertaining show. Great tales from the past and present. Five stars!

Lesley 89 days ago

It's often the way that when you make that spontaneous decision to see a Fringe show because you have some time to fill that it turns out to be the best one of the day.... This was the case for us with Yukon Ho! You immediately knew you were in safe hands with the talented Irons (always a relief with a one-person show!) and she deftly led us through tales of strange and sad and wonderful things with aspects of personal loss woven through it all without sentimentality ( she's from Yukon...). I wanted to stay and have a beer with her in the bar and swop more stories. Oh - and go dancing too. Go see it.

Kirsty Free 91 days ago

I highly recommend Yukon Ho! Show!
An emotional journey through space and time. 100% authentic and totally heartfelt. Had me laughing and crying! Learnt a great deal about Yukon life and history too! Super sharp dance moves, great props and stirring stories abound! A real eye opener!! Really loved it! x

CoCoDanse 93 days ago

Yukon Ho! takes you on an unexpected journey. With great imagery, beautiful poetry and a classical dramaturgy, Jen brings her icy experiences from a secluded region in the north of Canada right into your heart. Her authenticity draws you fully into her tales about her happy and sad escape away from a prescribed journey. Some things just seem to follow her, but she masters then strongly and with humour and glamour.

Greg 93 days ago

If you’re bringing a show about crap weather and harsh living conditions to Scotland then you’d better have something impressive. Irons does.

Yukon Ho! combines historical exploration with life and survival in an oppressive environment - and not just the weather.

A true story of loss, but also one of the human spirit and with the added bonus of a feminist take on the can-can, it’s a show you simply can’t-can’t resist.

“When I say Yukon, you say Ho!”

Anna 96 days ago

Highly recommend, would give it five stars! An incredible show about dancing and surviving the harsh conditions of living in the Yukon. It was so well told: I laughed, I cried, I sang about dying in the Yukon, I drank a Yukon cocktail. Do not miss!

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

We are in the frozen north and a woman is hauling a backpack across the ice as mist whirls around the stage.This physically gorgeous production is a one-woman account of life in the Yukon, the northern territory of Canada, which is one of the coldest inhabited regions of earth. ...

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The F Word 89 days ago

Irons is a great dancer and carries the show’s changes of pace and emotion incredibly well. It’s a beautiful show.

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The List (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

Childhood hardships in a freezing land...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 97 days ago

A lone, heavily coated figures staggers on to a vast empty stage and the sound of howling winds whistle about the room. The figure is bent double, weighted down with supplies but the focus is on planting the Yukon territory flag. Performer Jennifer Irons grew up in the Great White...

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