Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare
Tuesday, 09 Oct 2012 ~ Sunday, 28 Oct 2012
Matinées: 2:00PM (Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday)
Evenings: 8:00PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Panasonic Theatre 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
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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 Founding Artist and internationally renowned performer Colm Wilkinson directs 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. Reminiscent of Sweeney Todd, 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 will workshop the show in April-May and the full production will run at the Panasonic beginning Oct. 16, 2012.
Producer: Theatre 20
Running time: 2 hours
Box office number: (416) 872-1212
Wheelchair accessible Toronto Premiere
Posted by Theatre 20 on Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 in Musical Theatre