Delirium is a brand-new show, and has only played at the Winnipeg Fringe in the summer of 2016.
As such, there are only two reviews of the show, both of which are below.
A ridiculous, true story of love, loss, and butterflies at The Top of the World.
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You need to accept the agony along with the ecstasy
on this powerful Fringe journey.
By Michelle Palansky, CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2016 Rating: ★★★★
Winnipeg loves Martin Dockery. True story. If the opening night crowd was any indication, then you'd better get your tickets quickly or line up early. The author of seven past Fringe hits, Dockery sold out his premiere performance just minutes after the box office opened.
Delirium is a trio of tales from Dockery's life that examine the indifference of the universe, the possibility and practicality of cross-border love, and the absolute immutability of the fact that one day everyone you know will someday die.
Yup, it gets pretty heavy. Like, black cloak and scythe heavy. If you buy the ticket to take this ride you need to accept the agony along with the ecstasy on this journey into Delirium. But Dockery is a Fringe favourite and a master storyteller. At crucial junctions of the performance, it seems as though his entire being vibrates with the effort to transmit his tales.
Accept the mortality of it all and you will certainly enjoy the show.
There might not be a more aptly titled show at this year's fringe — Brooklyn, N.Y.-based storyteller Martin Dockery's frenzied hour-long monologue, which is a three-part exploration of life, love, commitment and the healing power of strawberry sandwiches, is a master class in how best to combine complex verbal material with perpetual physical motion. 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.
— Brad Oswald