By Michael Gioia
09 Oct 2012
Tony Award nominee Colm Wilkinson (Les Misérables) is the creative consultant on Bloodless, which continues through Oct. 28.
Here's how the work is described: "This morbidly entertaining musical by Winnipeg playwright-composer Joseph Aragon revisits the rise and fall of two Irish serial killers in 19th century Scotland who discover a case for business in selling their victims to anatomy schools."
Bloodless stars Theatre 20 founding artist Evan Buliung (Mirvish Productions' Lord of the Rings) as William Burke and Eddie Glen (West End's Miss Saigon and Joseph...) as William Hare with Jan Alexandra Smith (Neptune Theatre's Lost - A Memoir) as Margaret Hare, Trish Lindström (Stratford's The Tempest and Cabaret) as Helen McDougal, David Keeley (Mamma Mia!) as Dr. Robert Knox, Jeff Irving (Shaw's My Fair Lady) as Thomas Wharton Jones, Donnie Macphee (Stratford's Oliver!) as William Fergusson, Carly Street (Brief Encounter, Clybourne Park) as Janet Brown, Kaylee Harwood (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Mary Peterson, Sweeney Macarthur as Sir William Rae and Laura Jean Elligsen as Abigail Simpson. Jono Logan, Glen Mills and Amir Haidar complete the ensemble.
Theatre 20 focuses on "developing and presenting original Canadian musicals as well as re-imagining existing repertoire from both the national and international canons."