~Past Performances~
February 16-17, 2018: The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
January 13, 2018: Factory Theatre, Next Stage Festival, Toronto, ON
Sept 28-30, 2017: Jr. Ballroom, Cultural Center, Scranton Fringe, PA
July 6-15, 2017: Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, Toronto Fringe, ON
​June 14-18, 2017: Live on Elgin, Ottawa Fringe, ON
June 2-10, 2017: The Arts Project, London Fringe, ON
May 17-28, 2017: Pink Venue, Orlando Fringe, FL
May 21, 2017: Shomrei Torah, Tallahassee, FL
April 21-23, 2017: CSMA Ballroom, Ithaca Fringe, NY
April 9-10, 2017: The Kettle, Shenandoah Fringe, Staunton, VA
March 3-11, 2017: Dianna's Studio of Dance, Rogue Festival, Fresno, CA
July 13-24, 2016: ACI Manitoba, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, MB

A ridiculous, true story of love, loss, and butterflies at The Top of the World.

Created & Performed by
Martin Dockery

“5-STARS: Hilarious and harrowing... Dockery is a verbal magician.” –NOW Magazine, Toronto
“That rare ability to vividly mix the mundane with the transcendent is why Dockery remains, quite simply, the best.”
–The Orlando Sentinel
“4-STARS: Dockery is a fringe favourite and a master storyteller... At critical junctions of the performance, it seems as if Dockery's entire being vibrates with the effort to transmit his tales. ” –CBC
“Shout-it-from-the-rooftop acclaim for Dockery’s Delirium, a beautifully written, deftly performed, bruisingly intimate outing that offers sophisticated humor and a strong emotional punch.”
-The Fresno Bee

“Thoughtful, bittersweet, unique, and crackling.” –ArtsVox, Toronto
“Engaging, invigorating, gripping, life-affirming… A big F*** yes to life!”
–Apt 613, Ottawa
“The performance is at once honest, sincere, and hilarious.”
–Theatre in London
“I dare say it's entirely impossible to sit anywhere but the edge of one's seat.”
–AJ Sage, Ithica Fringe
“The show closes with a beautiful story about Monarch butterflies which becomes (in true Martin Dockery fashion) a metaphor for life, rewarding the audience with a positive message and a soft landing to this madcap, heartfelt ride.”
–King’s River Life Magazine

 “A storytelling tour de force.” –Torontoist, Toronto
 “Exhilarating.”
–hipCRANK, Ottawa
 “4 STARS: A master class… Dockery's style is so effective that he could entertain by saying just about anything; the fact he has gripping stories to tell just makes a deliriously good show darned near great.”
–Winnipeg Free Press
 “Passionate performer provokes laughs and gasps… The only other performer I’ve seen with that type of energy on stage is Iggy Pop.”
–London Free Press

“5-STARS: Delirium is a fast-paced, energetic, and hilarious one-man show.” –Theatre in London 1
“Masterful storytelling, volcanic energy, and inspiring spirit… Go!”
–Mooney on Theatre, Toronto
“Deliriously entertaining… resonates long after the laughter recedes.”
–Orlando Weekly
“I don’t think I’ve experienced such a mass catharsis as this, but it was pretty incredible… Deeply personal, yet reflective of the human experience as a whole, [it] transcends the confines of a traditional one-man show.”
–New Ottawa Critics

In a retracing of his grandfather’s book on butterflies, Dockery tells the true story of looking for meaning in the mysterious connection between love and death. Equally comical and heartbreaking, Delirium takes us from a Toronto airport to the Nevada desert, and from a Brooklyn apartment to the Mexican redoubt of the Monarch butterfly, telling a story of both falling in love and falling apart.