Theatre 20, "Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare"
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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 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).
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