As one of Canada's most respected creative songwriter's,
Tamara Williamson hit's us with a new groundbreaking show.
THE BREAK-UP DIET PRAISE
TORONTO NOW MAGAZINE
It belongs with Nora Ephron's Heartburn as a great work of art about splitting up.
"Tamara Williamson’s The Break Up Diet is a clever, emotional and intensely personal narrative that takes you, insight by insight; from heart-hollowing suspicions to explosive confrontations to painful introspection; through what is essentially a brilliant musical autopsy of a failed marriage."
"Engrossing, like a really good extended Moth Radio Hour story backed by your favourite indie bar band."
" This is not musical theatre like you would expect. It’s raw and alternative. It sugar coats nothing and it does not tidy itself up for a happy ending.
– CHARLES SPEARIN, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
- TORONTO STAR
- MOONEY ON THEATRE
The Break-Up Diet Book now available at concerts,
performances and by mail order.
Once heralded by Eye Magazine as “The Godmother of Canadian Indie,” Toronto musician Tamara Williamson is back. As one of Canada's most respected creative songwriter's, she hit's us with a new, raw, groundbreaking show. You have never seen anything like The Break-Up Diet an autobiographical, alt-rock musical about the swift collapse of Williamson’s seemingly perfect marriage.
Adapted from the soon-to-be published book, The Break-Up Diet tells the story of a year in the life of Williamson as she endures the ruthlessly fast disintegration of her outwardly perfect marriage. “This is life transformed into devastating art,” says Author Noah Richler “(Williamson’s) inimitable, fiery style threatens to light up the room in a rhapsodic moment of beautiful, lyric revenge." Punctuated by raw guttural songs written by Williamson at the time of the events portrayed, the music is driving alternative rock performed by Tamara and her band, Mrs. Torrance.
This is not musical theatre as you would expect and can also be performed in Music venues. The Break-Up Diet is a narrated story intertwined with atmospheric soundscapes and big alternative rock songs. In 2020 the Break-Up Diet is now incorporating film into it's performance.
It captures the audience and takes them on a journey much like watching a movie. It's new and the audiences are coming back for more.
The Break-Up Diet features
Mrs. Torrance https://mrstorrance.bandcamp.com
Sarah Fazackerley https://sarahfazackerley.bandcamp.com
Tamara Williamson has been a mainstay in the Toronto music scene since the early 90’s. She released 3 albums with her band Mrs. Torrance on the major label BMG.
In 2000 Mrs. Torrance disbanded and Tamara started a solo career. She has released five albums in Canada and Europe on OCEAN Music and Aporia and collaborated with such bands as King Cobb Steelie, Rheostatics, Do Make Say Think and MicroBunny. Tamara also plays Ukulele in an ensemble called CROW.
Her music is dramatic, ethereal , sensitive and sometimes loud. Known for building live sound walls with her experimentation using both vocal effects and looping. Tamara has been featured in The New Music Show, been on heavy rotation on MUCH Music. She has played Jason Collettes Basement Review and shared the stage with many of Canada's alt rock Royalty.
Other: Guelph Hillside X 3, The Regina FolkFestival, NXNE, CMW. Femme Sans Menant Tour X 3. NOIR SESSIONs. Winner CBC New Music Competition 2006 (Microbunny).
THE BREAK-UP DIET.
90 MINUTE MUSICAL DRAMA.
All it takes is one nice juicy betrayal.
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We are delighted to be releasing the Break-Up Book. We are selling the book at Performances and by mail order only. The Book has two parts, the first is the Break-Up story the second is called Break-Up ManSlide which is about the desperate search for happiness that takes place in the years that followed.