Fringe Review – The Good Thief – Flaming Locomotive

By Sam Mooney

The Good Thief by Irish playright Conor McPherson presented by Flaming Locomotive from Australia and staring Allan Girod is billed as a drama which concerned me a bit because I don’t normally go to see dramas.  I think because they make me cry and I figure, why pay to cry? I didn’t cry. 

I did love the play and the performance.  The Good Thief is a one character play and the character tells the audience a story.  Allan Girod is terrific as a small-time hoodlum from Dublin.  The story is engaging, violent, touching, sad, and has some very funny lines.

The set is minimal, one table and two chairs.  Lighting provides atmosphere and the spare use of sound effects adds to the tension.

Another must-see Fringe show.


Cast: Allan Girod
Audience: Mature Audience
Warning: Content, Language
60 min

The Good Thief is playing at the Glen Morris Theatre (4 Glen Morris Street)

Fri, July 10 4:00 PM
Sat, July 11 8:00 PM

– All individual Fringe tickets are $10 at the door (cash only), or with interac and credit at the advance ticket box office at the Fringe Club (292 Brunswick Ave)

Advance tickets are available by phone (416-966-1062) or at, there is a $2 service charge for these

– Several money-saving passes are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows