BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JOSEPH ARAGON
First on Theatre 20's inaugural season roster is the Toronto premiere of Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare, by Winnipeg playwright Joseph Aragon. Theatre 20 Artistic Director Adam Brazier (Director) and internationally renowned performer Colm Wilkinson (Creative Consultant) helm this delightfully dark true story of the 1829 West Port murders in Edinburgh.
A wickedly entertaining musical spectacle and award-winning fringe festival hit, the show recounts the historical case of two 19th century Irish serial killers who go into business selling corpses to medical anatomy schools. This raucous, eerie tale of deceit, murder and mayhem is told in memorable song, macabre humour, and compelling lyrics.
Canadian playwright Joseph Aragon is considered a composer with uncommon talent, and this morbidly entertaining show has been lauded as a "tour de force: smart, dark and daring" (Winnipeg Free Press).
Theatre 20 produced a workshop of Act One of the show in April-May, will produce the workshop of Act Two in August in partnership with Sheridan College, and the full production will run at the Panasonic Theatre beginning Oct. 9, 2012.
_Image by Ashton Doudelet and Andy Thomas.
PREVIEWS: Oct. 9-11, 2012
PRESS OPENING: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
OPENS: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
RUNS: Until Oct. 28, 2012
Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare is a BONUS SHOW offered in the Mirvish Productions subscription season.
651 Yonge Street, Toronto
Director ADAM BRAZIER
Creative Consultant COLM WILKINSON
Musical Director / Orchestrations JASON JESTADT
Associate Director LINDA GARNEAU
Set Designer BETH KATES
Costume Designer MELANIE McNEILL
Lighting Designer STEPHEN ROSS
Sound Designer EMILY PORTER
Production Consultant PAUL SHAW
Stage Manager CAROLYN MYKYTYSHYN
Assistant Stage Manager WILSON WONG
Assistant to Ms. Garneau ADDISON BRASIL
Costume Design Assistant BRANDON KLEIMAN
Lighting Design Assistant MONICA SASS
Props ALEX VASS
William BURKE EVAN BULIUNG
William HARE EDDIE GLEN
HELEN McDougal TRISH LINDSTRÖM
MARGARET Hare JAN ALEXANDRA SMITH
JANET Brown CARLY STREET
MARY Peterson / Peggy KAYLEE HARWOOD
Dr. Robert KNOX DAVID KEELEY
THOMAS Wharton Jones JEFF IRVING
William FERGUSSON DONNIE MACPHEE
Sir William RAE SWEENEY MacARTHUR
ABIGAIL Simpson LAURA JEAN ELLIGSEN
ENSEMBLE AMIR HAIDAR
ENSEMBLE JONO LOGAN
ENSEMBLE GLEN MILLS