Audience favourite Chris Gibbs returns to Globus Theatre

By Lindsay Advocate

Renowned comedian Chris Gibbs returns to Globus Theatre on September 23, as Barnaby Gibbs in The Case of the Mysterious Mystery: A Not Quite Sherlock Mystery.

The comedy keeps coming at Globus Theatre! On September 23, the Bobcaygeon-area theatre will present The Case of the Mysterious Mystery: A Not Quite Sherlock Mystery, by Globus favourite and all-around tour-de-force comic, Chris Gibbs.

Barnaby Gibbs is Victorian London’s most overlooked detective…played by an ex-street performing comedian. With wit, charm, timing, and almost no respect for the rules of theatre, Chris Gibbs creates a simple, hilarious theatrical experience unlike any other.

Gibbs began his career as a street performer in London’s Covent Garden. Described as “One of the funniest guys around” by the National Post, Gibbs has performed around the world including at The Comedy Store in London, the Last Laugh in Melbourne, Just for Laughs in Montreal, and two CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival Galas. His one-man shows Like Father, Like Son? Sorry, A Legal Alien, and The Power of Ignorance continue to tour all over Canada. Gibbs has performed with Globus for 20 years, appearing in their first season, as well as in many murder mysteries and original shows ever since. A veteran performer of the Fringe Festival, Gibbs is back on the Globus stage, fresh from the 2023 Winnipeg Fringe.

“If the Fringe Festival ever gives out life­time achievement awards, Chris Gibbs will be one of the first in line. His delivery is second to none, with his dry wit and dead­pan style of humour on full display in this show. Gibbs’ shows are the nearest thing to a sure thing at the Fringe,” says UMFM 101.5, Winnipeg.  “Gibbs/Gibbs unravels the story with a dazzling array of characters, piquant details and eccentric diversions,” notes the Winnipeg Free Press. “Suffice to say, Gibbs – the performer – is precisely the bumbling fool we all need at the fringe.” The CBC, meanwhile, reports that “Gibbs’ performance as the witless and self-deprecating Barnaby is near flawless. His martini-dry wit is characteristically sharp, in both script and performance, and his comic timing is beautiful.” “Absolutely priceless… Sherlockians will be in heaven,” exclaims the Edmonton Journal. “Everyone else will be here, laughing hard.”

On September 23, the show will be followed by a Q & A session led by Globus’ Artistic Producer James Barrett where audience members will have the opportunity to ask Gibbs about his career, the creation of his characters, and all the hilarity within his show.

The Lakeview Arts Barn looks forward to welcoming everyone on September 23 as part of Globus Theatre’s 20th season. Patrons won’t want to miss this one-night show of laughs, dizzying story-telling and delightful characters performed by one of Canada’s top-level performers.

Not Quite Sherlock takes place on September 23, 2023, with the show starting at 8:00 p.m., and dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for the theatre are $35, while dinner and theatre cost $80.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call the Globus Theatre box office at 705-738-2037.

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