Ottawa, ON

November/December 2016

Ottawa, ON
August 20 - 27, 2017

Delta, BC
October 11 - 27, 2018

Dartmouth, NS
January 24 - February 9, 2019

Ottawa, ON
March/April 2020

Richmond Hill, ON
January/February 2020

"Burn is an entertaining and often compelling puzzle, and Patrick Truelove’s Sidekick Players production, built around a commanding central performance, gives full value to the play’s cleverness and intricacy. We really want to find out who did what to whom."


Jerry Wasserman,

Vancouver Theatre & Vancouver Sun


A member of ACTRA, The Canadian Actors Equity Association and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, John is a the co-founder of the Ottawa Acting Company and a recipient of the Audrey Ashley Award for longstanding dedication to ...


a play by John Muggleton

More about Burn

John Muggleton

25 February 2019

Read the most recent review of Burn, performed in Dartmouth, N.S.

March 2019

Playwriting class with John Muggleton begins April 9, at the Glebe Community Centre

25 September 2017

BURN nominated BEST NEW PLAY OF 2017 by the Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa

18 November 2018

An Act of Grace wins top awards at Eastern Ontario ONe-Act Play Festival

Three friends meet in a stylish downtown loft apartment.  They have history. They are awaiting the arrival of the estranged daughter of a fourth friend, recently deceased...

"Muggleton is a talented playwright who is able to construct a complex network of relations that let themselves morph into an apparent horror story before anyone realizes what is happening. Muggleton knows his craft and even when the end seems in site, he still keeps us begging for more until the final moments."

Alvina Ruprecht,

Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa

"It’s great to see the Sawmill pushing the envelope with dark, contemporary, provocative theatre....Burn boasts its share of surprises. tackling this firecracker of a script is one ambitious feat."

- Carey Bray,

What the critics say