Slings and Arrows

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Name: Slings and Arrows
Abbreviation(s): S&A
Creator: Susan Coyne, Mark McKinney, and Bob Martin
Date(s): 2003-2006
Medium: television
Country of Origin: Canada
External Links: IMDB
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Canon Overview

Slings and Arrows was a Canadian television series that ran for three seasons of six episodes each, from 2003 to 2006 (the last season aired in the US in 2007). The series first aired on Canada's Movie Central and The Movie Network channels in 2003, and later received wide acclaim in the US when it was shown on the Sundance Channel.

The show was co-created and co-written by former Kids in the Hall member Mark McKinney, playwright and actress Susan Coyne, and comedian Bob Martin, the Tony-award winning co-creator of The Drowsy Chaperone. All three appear in the series as well.

Slings and Arrows is the story of the fictional New Burbage Festival in Ontario, a struggling Shakespearean theater similar to the real-world Stratford Festival.

The Fandom

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Slings and Arrows is generally considered to be a 6 Degrees of Canada fandom, starring many familiar Canadian actors such as Paul Gross, Don McKellar and Sarah Polley.

It is also a popular Yuletide fandom.


A lot of Slings & Arrows fanfic is Geoffrey-centric, unsurprising as Geoffrey has much angst (and Paul Gross is a major fannish BSO). Popular genres of Geoffrey-fic include:

  • Geoffrey gen, often dealing with his nervous breakdown
  • Geoffrey/Ellen, Geoffrey/Oliver and/or the messy Ellen/Geoffrey/Oliver triangle
  • Geoffrey/Darren, often set when they were both students.

Darren Nichols is also a popular character for fanwriters, who often write fic describing various ridiculous and over-the-top productions he might direct.


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