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Nomination for the 2005 Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Actress in a Non-Resident Production

FILLER UP! Critic's Pick
Time Out, LONDON

“Funny and affecting...She is a brilliant observer and her personifications...are powerfully nuanced.” (Lenny Ann Low) >>MORE
The Sydney Morning Herald

"The humour is sharp...superb...likely to connect with anyone who's ever looked in the mirror...Filler Up! goes down a treat."
Time Out, London (Critic’s Pick)

"Deb Filler is a hilariously funny woman, part Ruby Wax mixed with Tracy Ullman and a sprinkling of Nigella Lawson...Deb Filler's warm personality shines through and it was a pleasure to be in her company for one and a half hours".
London Times Literary Supplement

"...utterly winning blend of humour and wistful observation... an intelligent and evocative meditation on appetite and hunger... The show...is a knockout. Miss it at your peril." (Peter Calder)
The New Zealand Herald >>MORE

“Her story is told with passion, humour and great understanding. Best of all she comes through her song-enhanced story proud…go on, take a bite!”
The List, Edinburgh

“Filler is a brilliant writer. And as a performer she is nothing short of great, with an almost uncanny talent for accents, speaking styles and visual characterisation." (Peter Morrison) >>MORE
Australian Jewish News

“The show was filled with warmth and humour and wry affection, not to mention the aroma of hallah bread baking on stage. Audiences loved it!" (Michelle Landsberg)
The Toronto Star

"Filler Up! Is to the theatre what comfort food is to an empty stomach on a cold night, and I promise you, Deb will have you eating out of her hand…a do not miss!"
The Jewish Telegraph, Manchester

“Part confessional, part musical cabaret...a funny and thoughtful celebration...and it's almost certainly the only Fringe show serving freshly-baked hallah bread.” (Andrew Burnet)
The Sunday Herald, Scotland

“...Filler's winning ability to impersonate Deb's 26 characters...her depiction of the goofy faces of various boyfriends is hilarious...also welcome is Vippy, her baritone-voiced aunt...well done.”
Winnipeg Free Press

"Every comedy actor knows the importance of timing. But Deb Filler takes the discipline to new heights...funny...poignant...at the end like all well-seasoned performers, the finished hallah makes its final appearance with impeccable timing."
London Jewish Chronicle

“The audience loved it…”
The Globe and Mail, Toronto

“You’re guaranteed to lose weight while you see this show, you’ll laugh your arse off!”
Metro, Edinburgh

"A knock-down success...life affirming...richly poignant...embodies internationalism at its most appealing...delicious!"
What's On, London

“The audience loved it…standing ovations…”
The National Post, Toronto

…FIVE Four stars at the Assembly Rooms during the 2002 Edinburgh Festival...

“Deb Filler unfolds her delightful tale as she bakes a loaf of bread to her grandmother’s recipe… This is a moving portrait of a woman leaving behind the self-consciousness accrued after a lifetime of not fitting into clothes or a skinnier world… mixing storytelling with song, Filler’s warm, riotous personality and talent simply overflow from the Assembly’s Wildman Room.”
The Scotsman

"Is there no end to her talent?...a feel good factor bigger than your right thigh...”
Camden Journal

“Witty, powerful and potent”
Evening Post, Wellington, NZ (Pick of 2000 Fringe)

"Filler's overriding warmth, relaxed delivery and level of comfort with the material is so engaging."
The Toronto Star

“A wonderful feast of a monologue from which you will not go away hungry…it is delicious, melting in the mouth, like Filler’s performance.” (William McEvoy)
The Stage, London

“Chameleon-like impersonation…dead on-the-mark characters”
Boston Globe, 2001

"Filler...finds the time and presence of mind to bake a challah, from scratch, right there onstage, filling the theatre with the life-affirming aroma of baking bread."
Montreal Gazette

"Filler has an extraordinary gift for mimicry ...she has a wonderful smile, and embracing warmth... "
Globe & Mail, Canada

 
Filler Up in NY

KNOCKOUT HUMOUR AND WISTFUL OBSERVATION
New Zealand Herald

"...solo show has a delicate balance of humour and poignancy, self-deprecation and mimcry." >>MORE
Bay of Plenty Times

"Filler brings so much humor and understanding to the subject... a life-affirming philosophy that warms the heart as much as the stomach.">>MORE
The Baltimore Sun

Montreal Premiere of International Hit! >>MORE
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Contact Deb Filler at debfiller@sympatico.ca