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This show closed on October 25, 2019

About Freak Show and Tell

"Freak Show and Tell" is a critically acclaimed one-man show that blends science, freakshow, and storytelling into a 70 minute journey that is unlike any other. Fire eating! Glass walking! and more... come see it.

Thom Britton is one of the world's most unique fire eaters. He blends stand-up comedy, storytelling and danger into an act that is 10,000 years old and brand new - at the same time. But, the show isn't just fire eating! Over 100,000 volts of electricity, nails, chainsaws and broken glass are playthings for Thom Britton in "Freak Show and Tell." You will not believe what you see.

"Freak Show and Tell" was originally performed in 2006, in Chicago at a small cafe and theater. The reception was.... well, not great. Fantastic reviews, but a low audience turnout almost killed the project right away. The show was remounted about a year later, and the results were amazing! Shows were sold out and 'standing room only' for months! Since then, "Freak Show and Tell" has been performed to great success and is still a critical darling!

Run Time

1hr 10min (No Intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Ages 18 and up. No one under 18 will be allowed in the venue.

Sideshow visionary.
Time Out Chicago
Britton is a charismatic performer who appears genuinely thrilled to share how simple his seemingly death-defying acts really are. His explanations are peppered with jokes and carnival flair, making even the dullest details memorable and entertaining.
Chicago Reader
His one-man show breaks circus acts such as fire swallowing - down to bare bones physics.
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Terminus Theatre and Events in Lake Villa

121 Grand Avenue, Lake Villa, IL 60046

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