By BRENDAN DALEY
Hide your children. Canada’s trailer park trio is coming back to town – and this time they’re bringing a couple of guests.
In anticipation of the holiday season, Centre in the Square will welcome back the Trailer Park Boys – including Lahey and Randy – on Nov. 30 for the Dear Santa Claus, Go F#ck Yourself Tour.
According to Julian (John Paul Tremblay), “Ricky wants to go to jail for Christmas, but we’re trying to get him not to do that. So that’s one of the reasons we’re going on tour I guess.”
Launched in Nova Scotia on Nov. 24, the Dear Santa Claus tour will take the Boys west into Ontario before departing for the UK and Ireland. While this isn’t their first tour, this is their first time sharing the stage with co-stars John Dunsworth (Mr. Lahey) and Pat Roach (Randy).
Based on past episodes of the Trailer Park Boys series, the show will explore the different perspectives that each character has on Christmas.
“Christmas means one thing to me and that’s to make money,” said Julian. “Bubbles, he’s right into it and he’s always trying to teach me the Christmas spirit, but I don’t fall for it. And Ricky, he believes in Santa Claus. I don’t know what Bubbles is going to do about this whole Santa thing but Ricky thinks that he’s going to meet Santa and that we’ll be in the North Pole.”
In past years, shows have included a number of acts such as musical performances by Bubbles and audience participation segments that all tie into a major theme.
“We hope everybody comes out to the show. We’re not sure exactly what’s going to happen, but we plan on having a fun night,” said Julian, adding that it will be a great time for anybody looking to get drunk or high.
Although the Trailer Park Boys series ended in 2008, diehards will be pleased to hear that the Boys aren’t going away any time soon. In addition to their new TV show, the Drunk and on Drugs Happy Funtime Hour, which launched this year on Action, the cast of Trailer Park Boys has been throwing around the idea of a new movie.
Tickets for the Dear Santa Claus, Go F#ck Yourself Tour start at $39 and can be purchased online at www.centre-square.com or at the Centre in the Square box office.