"As a suspense playwright, John Muggleton appreciates the need to orchestrate surprises. Like J.B. Priestley in An Inspector Calls and Anthony Shaffer in Sleuth, he understands the dramatic devices that can work in throwing an audience off balance."
- Jamie Portman, Capital Critics Circle
"Burn is a highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments."
- Alan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa
"To understand and appreciate the ending, we need to be able to follow along the circuitous garden path down which the playwright takes us. And that we do, to the bitter, poetically just end."
- Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays/Vancouver Sun
"The excellence of the writing and the gripping storyline, explained Producer Richard Birch. “It just grabbed us.”
- Mariam King, Bradford Today
We are an Ottawa-based theatre troupe from the Ottawa Little Theatre and are excited to bring our production of Burn, a contemporary thriller written by local playwright John Muggleton to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2022.
The dream to bring John’s intriguing work to an international audience began in 2019. After three years – one cancelled festival and a global pandemic later – we are thrilled to finally be producing the show from August 5th to 20th, 2022, in Edinburgh.
Funds from this GoFundMe will be used to offset costs associated with staging this production at the Fringe: festival fees, theatre rental, promotions and advertising, and sourcing the props and set pieces in the UK. Every penny counts so we welcome even “pocket change” contributions.
We believe that following times of trouble, arts and culture can soothe the soul. Thank you for considering supporting our creative project and helping us introduce this piece of Canadian art to the world’s largest and most reputable theatre festival.
All donors will be acknowledged on our Website with much appreciation.
Donations of $100 or more will receive a personalized signed copy of the script
Donations of $250 or more, your name will be placed on the dedication opening page of Burn on ALL future published scripts.
"Burn, with all of its horror, psychological intensity and exploration of dark corners, is the perfect antidote to COVID – an experience that fills the stage and captures the imagination."
Read South Simcoe Theatre's review of Burn (March 2022)