Artist Livestream 

You Fancy Yourself  Play Reading

As part of the virtual May programming, , 4th Line Theatre is proud to present a live-streamed performance of Maja Ardal’s You Fancy Yourself, directed by Mary Francis Moore.   You Fancy Yourself, written and performed by Maja Ardal, began its life in 2006, had three sold-out Toronto runs,  toured across Canada over the next two years, and at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival was “highly recommended” by the prestigious “Scotsman” Newspaper. It is published by Playwrights Canada Press.
The show was nominated for three Dora awards, winning for outstanding performance by Ardal. 

You Fancy Yourself, a hilarious and poignant tale in the world of playground politics and childhood loyalties, set in 1950s Edinburgh, has been highly praised for its ability to awaken the youthful memories in all of us. Ardal’s theatrical magic gives us a host of colorful characters making it hard to believe that one performer could create so many people all at once.  With sheer technical brilliance, and a warm heart to match, she keeps fifteen radically different characters leaping and clashing-even singing, as she steers us through a wildly imaginative but universal story. Ardal’s brilliant, quirky characters guarantee to entertain and strike a chord with audiences of all ages.

Maja Ardal

Original Air Date         Thursday, May 7th at 2:30pm

Maja Ardal, Playwright, Performer – You Fancy Yourself


Maja, an Icelandic-Canadian makes her home in Muskoka, Ontario. She acts, directs and writes plays.  She has performed across Canada, the U.S and the U.K. with her award-winning solo shows You Fancy Yourself and The Cure for Everything.


Her play The Hero of Hunter Street, directed by Kim Blackwell, was produced by 4th Line Theatre in 2016. Her play HER2 was produced in 2015 by Nightwood Theatre, directed by Kim Blackwell.


Maja was Artistic Director of Young People’s Theatre in Toronto. Her award-winning One Thing Leads to Another, Theatre for Babies recently toured across Canada. It is followed by You and I, Theatre for Walking Babies, produced by YPT in February 2020. She performs in Talk is free Theatre’s production of For Resting and Breeding, in Toronto, and Australia in 2020. Maja’s TV appearances include Clara Potts in CBC/Disney’s “The Road to Avonlea.” She manages the “Voices” writing program open to all Muskoka Women. She directed Harvest for Muskoka Summer Theatre this summer. Maja received the 2002 George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in the Theatre.

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“Maja’s writing and performance is a master class in both writing and acting,” says Blackwell. “I am thrilled to be presenting Maja in performance as Elsa, a young girl looking for meaning in a chaotic world filled with uncertainty.”

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