My Autopsy, a poetic comedy drama with original music, is Hamish’s pre-mortem self-evisceration, a journey to find that meaning in life and death.
Created and Performed by Hamish Boyd
Directed by Fif Fernandes
Musical Direction by Jonathon Walton
Duration of Performance: 75 minutes
Audience Talkback: 15 – 30 minutes
Optional Storytelling Workshop: 2.5 hour – full day
What people are saying
My Autospy, a dark comedy, represents a richly textured narrative line that gathers momentum across a 50 year span. It chronicles Boyd’s spiritual life story, an often amusing coming of age journey, from choirboy in church, to hippiedom of the 60s, to his quest for a mystical wisdom. A rich tapestry of experience delivered with wry wit.
Sharon Pollock, CBC Radio
Writing so colourful and a performance so multilayered that this show is not just entertaining, but engrossing and enlightening.
Louis B. Hobson, Sun Media
From a precocious childhood dominated by the gothic imagery of a Dracula confused with Jesus, to a young adulthood variously defined by hippiedom and LSD, a summer spent cutting corpses in a hospital, and the quest for enlightenment, to the epiphany of later years that comes with seeing a kind of providence in the accumulated experience of a lifetime; Boyd, who is directed in his darkly comic and altogether absorbing autobiographical dissection by longtime collaborator Fif Fernandes, is a master storyteller — and My Autopsy is a very magical show.
Bob Clark, The Calgary Herald