Friday, September 22, 2023

The Unfortunate Man - Indoor multi-media performance

October is my favourite month to tell the story of William Harvey The Unfortunate Man. There's something compelling about visiting the Wellington County Gaol Yard in the dark, where William was hanged in 1889. He was sentenced to hang Halloween 1889 and his hanging took place in November.

This is the reason I am performing this tour every Friday in October, including Friday the 13th!

This year I have an extra special treat. I have an indoor multi-media performance of this show and will be presenting it, thanks to The Guelph Library on Tuesday October 24 at 7pm AND IT'S FREE!

Sound effects, images and photographs will compliment the story and recitations. Think of this as a walking tour whereby you never leave your seat.

I have been hoping to present this for some time now and am very much looking forward to this performance. I am certain you will be duly impressed.

Admission is FREE, but limited. Act now. 

Here is the link to register.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Live theatre in Guelph

Looking forward to animating this space in November with Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears written by a longtime family friend Charlene Herrold. You will love her stories. She captures the Irish voice perfectly and the tales gently coast between melancholy and joy - just like real life.

So where is this? It's The ArtBar (formerly E-Bar at The Bookshelf), 37 Quebec Street, Guelph.

It is now home to The Guelph Arts Council. JayWalking Guelph asked if he could perform this one man show here and without any hesitation they said YES.

There are only 2 performances. Sat November 18 at 7pm and Sunday Nov 19 at 2pm. Tickets are $25 per person. The show is one hour and yes there is an elevator. 


The show was a hit this past summer in Collingwood. Now it's Guelph's turn.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Scandalous Guelph in Royal City Park Guelph

Couldn't resist posting these amazing pictures from the Scandalous Guelph Tour during the Labour Day long weekend. Photo credit: Carrie Vert.

A group of 4 or more can have a tour any day, any time. Just ask. $25 per person, 90 minute tour. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

JayWalking Guelph Moving Indoors

As the fall weather approaches, the summer, outdoor theatre season comes to a close and indoor performances take over.

The Unfortunate Man Tour continues until the end of October as it is particularly interesting during the Fall and Halloween - William Harvey, The Unfortunate Man was sentenced to hang October 31, 1889. It's thrilling to stand in the jailyard and hear the words of the minister, and the newspaper reporters on that fateful day.

You can of course book a group tour (4 or more people) of Scandalous Guelph, Gwelf Early Days or The Unfortunate Man any day, any time. I have several group bookings (family reunions, historical groups) for September. September is a splendid time for a walking tour.

While I am also happy to conduct an outdoor tour in the winter, I also enjoy performing these tours indoors. Images & sound effects compliment the stories resulting in a moving multi-media presentation. These are perfect for social clubs that have access to a sizeable room.

See you soon.


Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears coming to Guelph

Saturday Nov 18 at 7pm and Sunday Nov 19 at 2pm

This delightful 60 minute, one-man show is coming to Guelph's newest performing arts venue - THE ARTBAR

Formerly known as E-BAR (above the Bookshelf) 41 Quebec Street.

Yes, there is an elevator!


Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears is a series of Irish tales featuring charming characters in outlandish situations. Sold out audiences loved the show in Collingwood this summer. Now it will be Guelph's turn.

Don't miss it. Only 2 performances.

More about the show and Jay HERE

A co-production between the Guelph Arts Council and JayWalking Guelph

Don't miss these tours

You can of course book a group tour (4 or  more people). Groups can have a tour any day, any time. Just reach out -

As for scheduled performances, you will need to book soon.

Gwelf Early Days Tues September 26 

The Unfortunate Man, Fridays - Sept 22,29, Oct 6,13,20,27

Scandalous Guelph - You missed it this year. BUT you can still book a group, 4 people or more. Email Jay at

JayWalking Guelph looks forward to being your host.