100 minutes; no intermission (optional with permission)
4 characters (2 m, 2 f)
**There are also 2 minor roles appearing in the beginning of the play as a flashback voice-over
Mature content, strong language

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Three longtime friends have had little contact since the death of the fourth member of their close-knit group, a best-selling horror writer. Now his estranged daughter has brought them all together again – but why?  

Burn is “a highly suspenseful ghost story that holds you in its fiery grip right up until the final moments” (Onstage Ottawa). 

Little White Lights

Production History

Other People's Dirt

South Simcoe Theatre
May 2021

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Scotland, UK
August 2020 (postponed)

Centre Wakefield la Peche
Wakefield, Quebec
May 2020 (postponed)

Vagabond Theatre
Cornwall, Ontario
April 2020 (postponed)

Ottawa Little Theatre
Ottawa, Ontario
March/April 2020 (postponed)

Curtain Club Theatre
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Jan/Feb 2020

Sawmill Playhouse
Dartmouth Players
Dartmouth, N.S.
February 2019

Tsawwassen Arts Centre
SideKick Players
Vancouver, B.C.
September 2018

The Gladstone
Ottawa, Ontario
August 2017

The Avalon Studio
Ottawa, Ontario
August 2016
Nov/Dec 2016

Coming soon

Production History

TBA, Ontario

TBA, Ontario

The Gladstone, Ottawa

Ottawa Little Theatre
Encore performance

Domino Theatre, Kingston
EODL Theatre Festival 
Winner: Best Production, Best Ensemble, People's Choice Award, Outstanding Achievements in Playwriting

To be performed January 2021

Little White Lights brings four women together in a seemingly deserted coffee shop. Their world is turned upside down as the realization sets in that the reason for being there may be something more sinister than sheer coincidence. 

Now to get out

​A new one-act play by John Muggleton

An Act of Grace

110 minutes with intermission
4 characters (2 F, 2 M)
Mature themes, strong language

Also available in French

Greed, an illicit affair and a dying woman’s last wish force two men to turn to violence in order to survive a business meeting. From the writer of Burn comes this dark comedy/thriller that was awarded Best Production, Best Ensemble, The People’s Choice Award, and Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting at the 2018 Eastern Ontario Drama League Theatre Festival in Kingston.

"Her name is Grace, she’s filthy rich, and she wafts trouble like expensive perfume. She’s invited the two men—Chuck and Tony the lawyer—to her home for some purpose. But before she explains her reasons, she leaves them alone for a while. Chuck and Tony know each other, slightly, from high school long ago, and dislike each other. Chuck is aggressively rude to Tony. Tony, after trying to be polite, fires a few barbs back at Chuck. Then Grace returns, makes a diabolical demand, and the three-way verbal cutting and thrusting gets even more vicious. The twists and turns the script takes reminded me of the Tony Award-winning play Sleuth."
- Barbara Popel, Apt. 613